Saturday August 24, 2019
BIRMINGHAM endured another tough night on their travels as they fell to a 52-38 defeat at Berwick.

The hosts were already without injured star Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen - and were down to five riders when No.1 Aaron Summers crashed out of the opener.

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies led after three races, but the hosts took control of the fixture with five maximum heat advantages out of six to establish an 18-point lead mid-meeting.

Brummies would continue to work away with Tero Aarnio linking up with Paco Castagna and then Jason Garrity for 5-1s of their own with No.1 Adam Ellis reaching double
figures, but overall it was another frustrating night for team boss Laurence Rogers.

“We hoped we could capitalise on everything but it just didn’t happen,” he said.

“We had a few decisions which we felt hard done by but overall we just couldn’t match them in the end.

“Tero and Adam rode well and when Jason switched onto his second bike he felt much better.

“It was another tough night at the office but again we have to move on to the next one at Newcastle on Sunday (6.30).”

BERWICK 52: Dany Gappmaier 15, Jye Etheridge 14+2, Kevin Doolan 9+2, Coty Garcia 8+1, Leon Flint 6+2, Aaron Summers 0, Nikolaj B Jakobsen r/r.
BIRMINGHAM 38: Adam Ellis 11+1, Tero Aarnio 10+1, Jason Garrity 7, Paco Castagna 6+1, William Lawson 3, Tobias Thomsen 1, Josh Embleton 0.

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