‘We haven’t downed tools yet’

CAMI Brown says Glasgow can overturn a 12-point deficit in the second leg of the SGB Championship play-offs final – as he looks for better performances and better luck for his side.

The Tigers were 16 points behind after 14 heats at Leicester tonight, in the first leg, before a final heat 5-1 from Rasmus Jensen and Claus Vissing made the score 51-39 to the home team.

Brown admits it was a tough night for his men, who only had two heat advantages – but insists they won’t give up.

He said: “It’s a very tough night. We had no luck at all and there were a few dubious refereeing decisions that didn’t go our way. Craig Cook had an engine failure while leading a race and we didn’t seem to get the rub of the green.

“Their guest, Richard Lawson, was also exceptional for them, but it might not work out like that for them on Tuesday so we’ll have to see how it goes.

“We haven’t downed tools yet at all and I can’t see us riding as badly at home – so I don’t think we’re out of it yet – even if Leicester might think they have done enough.

“I can’t see our reserves having as poor scores at home and Craig, who had machinery problems all night, won’t score six at home either. On the flipside, Rasmus was superb and they will be wary of him – Claus was also excellent and Mikkel B Andersen had a good night, he was on the pace.

“The plan would be to score big early doors on Tuesday, but we have to see how that goes – we can’t just expect that to happen. If the likes of Mikkel can replicate his performance from tonight, and some of the others can up their game, we have a chance.

“The boys will do some practice on Monday to try to get dialled in to the track. We’ve come too far now not to give it our best shot in the second leg.”

Tuesday’s meeting – which was rearranged from last night due to the weather – starts at 7.30pm.
LEICESTER 51: Richard Lawson 11+1, Ellis Perks 9+2, Ryan Douglas 8+1, Ty Proctor 7+2, Scott Nicholls 7+1, Connor Mountain 7+1, Joe Lawlor 2+1.
GLASGOW 39: Rasmus Jensen 15, Claus Vissing 8+2, Craig Cook 6, Mikkel B Andersen 4, Sam Jensen 4, Connor Bailey 2, Kyle Bickley 0.