Scorpions bow out in semi-final stage of fours
HENDERSON INSURANCE Scunthorpe Scorpions missed out in a closely-fought semi-final stage of the SGB Championship Fours at Peterborough’s East Of England Showground yesterday afternoon (Sunday).
Scorpions finished fourth on 10 points, just four points behind Peterborough, who grabbed the second qualifying spot for the final. Just seven points separated semi-final winners Sheffield and last placed Edinburgh.
A hugely encouraging sign for Scorpions was the form of recent signing Jake Allen (pictured). The 21-year-old Australian dropped just a single point, with a first and a second from his two outings.
After two closely fought semi-finals, hosts Peterborough powered away to comfortably win the final, despite the highly controversial absence of Jack Holder, who was given permission by Panthers to miss the showpiece event to ride in a Polish League match.
Scunthorpe are next in action next Sunday (August 13, 5.30pm), when they host highly-flying Ipswich Witches at the Eddie Wright Raceway. Scorpions will be looking to build on the excellent 50-43 away victory they achieved at Workington on Saturday.
SGB CHAMPIONSHIP FOURS, Peterborough
SHEFFIELD 16: Josh Grajczonek 5, Kyle Howarth 4, Todd Kurtz 4, Josh Bates 3.
PETERBOROUGH 14: Chris Harris 6, Ulrich Ostergaard 5, Paul Starke 2, Simon Lambert 1.
WORKINGTON 11: Thomas Jorgensen 5, Mason Campton 4, Ty Proctor 1, Craig Cook 1.
SCUNTHORPE 10: Jake Allen 5, Lewis Kerr 3, Josh Auty 2, Michael Palm Toft 0, Ryan Douglas (res) 0.
EDINBURGH 9: Erik Riss 5, Ricky Wells 2, Theo Pijper 1, Josh Pickering (res) 1, Max Clegg 0.
IPSWICH 18: Rory Schlein 6, Justin Sedgmen 5, Cameron Heeps 4, Danny King 3.
REDCAR 13: Charles Wright 5, Ben Barker 3, Jonas B Andersen 3, Jason Garrity 1, Ellis Perks (res) 1.
NEWCASTLE 12: Steve Worrall 6, Stuart Robson 3, Ludvig Lindgren 3, Ashley Morris 0.
GLASGOW 9: Richard Lawson 3, Aaron Summers 3, Nike Lunna 3, Dan Bewley 0.
BERWICK 8: Kevin Doolan 5, David Howe 2, Jye Etheridge 1, Dany Gappmaier 0, Luke Ruddick (res) 0.
PETERBOROUGH 28: Chris Harris 9, Ulrich Ostergaard 9, Simon Lambert 5, Paul Starke 5.
REDCAR 18: Charles Wright 7, Jason Garrity 6, Ben Barker 3, Jonas B Andersen 2.
SHEFFIELD 16: Kyle Howarth 6, Josh Grajczonek 5, Todd Kurtz 3, Josh Bates 2.
IPSWICH 10: Danny King 6, Rory Schlein 2, Cameron Heeps 1, Justin Sedgmen 1.