THE 2009 Premier League campaign got off to a disappointing start for the Glasgow Tigers at Ashfield on Sunday as they went down to a determined Workington Comets side by 41-49.
In an incident packed race meeting, the visitors had the best of the early exchanges and quickly pulled out a six point lead which the home side could never quite whittle down sufficiently to change the dynamics of the meeting as they had done when these sides met earlier in the season.
The Cumbrian side were very well led by Andre Compton and Kevin Doolan who effectively negated the scoring power of Shane Parker and James Grieves, the Paisley man returning to the saddle just seven-days on from suffering a suspected broken leg.
Once again the Tigers were forced to carry a passenger with new Swedish signing Robin Tornqvist again failing to impress in his second home meeting for his new club. Aussie teenager Mitchell Davey worked exceptionally hard for his points, upended in a horrendous looking crash in one heat, and having to push his bike for a lap and a quarter in the Glasgow sunshine to earn a third place.
A-Plant Tigers scorers: Grieves 12, Parker 10, Summers 7, Davey 7, Smart 5, Tornqvist 0