Health check before rematch

Published on 21st May 2023
Author George Dodds

Both teams are anxiously awaiting fitness bulletins as the GHT Bullets, powered by STS, and Workington prepare to do battle again this afternoon (Sunday).

Josh Embleton and Luke Crang were both involved in alarming crashes at Shielfield Park.

The Berwick man was thrown into the air and landed heavily in a heat two crash which ended his involvement as he suffered rib injuries.

Workington skipper Crang was left with nowhere to go after team-mate Elliott Kelly fell in front of him and withdrew from his last ride with an injured leg.

Tussle of the night between Greg and Lee Complin. Picture: Keith Hamblin

“Josh was initially keen to try and continue but both he and his machinery were distinctly second-hand after the crash,” team manager Kevin Little revealed.

“Mason was also still feeling the effects of the hand injury which kept him out of the trip to Kent but he kept on battling despite the points not coming.

“Workington are one of the fancied teams in this league so we were always going to be up against it.

“Jamie and Connor both blowing engines as the tapes rose cost us valuable points, Connor’s being especially damaging as he was our only rider in that race.

“On the plus side both Greg and Danny really took the fight to the Comets with the skippers’ two battles with Lee Complin as good as you’ll see on any track in any league.

“obviously it’s a quick turnaround but we’ve been in this position before this season and one again we’ll be looking for a positive response.”

Connor Bailey is back for the Comets this afternoon after missing last night’s meeting as he was riding for Redcar in the BSN Series semi-final.

Today’s meeting at the new Northside circuit begins at 3pm.

Connor leads Ace Pijper with Mason also in contention. Picture: Keith Hamblin

 

 

George Dodds
George Dodds

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