BIRMINGHAM 52 GLASGOW 40

Wednesday May 14, 2008
BIRMINGHAM moved into the top half of the Premier League table following a 52-40 win over the Glasgow Tigers at Perry Barr.

It was a good solid display by the Brummies who were led by skipper Jason Lyons’ brilliant 15-point maximum. The Australian also set a new track record of 57.1 in the process.

Despite the final scoreline, Glasgow pushed Birmingham all the way and it wasn’t until the closing stages that the Brummies secured the Premier League points.

The scores were level after five races and although Birmingham opened up a 24-18 lead after heat 7, the Tigers fought back to close the gap to two-points following a 5-1 in heat 8.

An Adam Roynon and Jack Hargreaves 4-2 put the home side into a four-point lead with four heats remaining, but the Brummies all-round strength finally shone through in the closing races to pull away and register the twelve-point victory.

BIRMINGHAM 52: Jason Lyons 15, Adam Roynon 11+1, Lee Smart 8+3, Henning Bager 8, Jack Hargreaves 6, Jack Roberts 4+1, Phil Morris R/R

GLASGOW 40: Carl Stonehewer 14, Ross Brady 13+1, Robert Ksiezak 9, Mitchell Davey 2+2, Trent Leverington 2, Lee Dicken 0, Josh Grajczonek R/R


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