Four points from third away win

GLASGOW picked up their biggest away win of the season in a last-heat decider at Birmingham tonight.

Rasmus Jensen and Craig Cook went into the final heat carrying a lead of four points – knowing they just required a second place to take the win.

But they romped to a 5-1 to make it 49-41 and take four points up the road.

The Tigers have now won six out of six meetings in the SGB Championship – three of them away from home – and move to second in the league.

It was the ideal way to bounce back from a 51-39 defeat at Redcar last night in the first leg of their KO Cup tie – the second leg of which is this Friday – according to boss Cami Brown.

He said: “We made hard work of it in the end actually. I felt we were clearly the better side and we had a slice of luck when their guest Ellis Perks had a bike break down.

“But we should have wrapped it up earlier than the last heat. We were in control from the halfway point and then gave away some silly points.

“However, that doesn’t matter now. We’ve got the win and that’s what we came for. Now we need to kick on from this result. It’s two league wins away from home in under a week, so we are on a good run.

“Now this is the perfect boost before a very tough looking KO Cup match with Redcar on Friday night at Ashfield.

“They have strengthened up their team today and come to our place defending a 12-point lead. It’s going to be so hard for us and it will be a tense night. But I think we have the boys to do it.”

Tigers star James Sarjeant said: “It was a tough win Birmingham fought all the way. I gave away a 5-1 by falling late on which is frustrating.

“But in the end it’s a good win for us and now we need to carry this form into Friday night against Redcar.”

Reserve Kyle Bickley said: “It could have been a better night. The track was really hard to ride and dusty. I got out on a 5-1 in heat 12 but couldn’t kept the Birmingham riders behind me which was really frustrating.

“We probably could have had a bigger win, we gave away a lot of good positions but a win is a win.

“Friday will be hard but I’m not so sure that Redcar have strengthened up like everyone is saying. We’ll have to see how they go on Friday I guess. But it’s going to be tough, we know that.”