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Monarchs’ Max Clegg brought back down to earth by tough Comets

Since dropping down to reserve Edinburgh Monarchs’ young star Max Clegg has grabbed the spotlight with two outstanding performances at Newcastle Diamonds and at home in the return fixture against the Tynesiders.

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Monarchs rider Mitchell Davey, right, James Sarjeant, Josh Pickering and Matt Williamson. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 42, Comets 51: Early losses cost Edinburgh

Workington Comets brought league leaders Edinburgh Monarchs back to earth with a bump on Sunday at Derwent Park.

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Ludvig Lindgren manages to avoid team-mate Lewis Rose and Monarchs star Max Clegg after a crash. Picture: Ron MacNeil

Monarchs 53, Diamonds 39: Edinburgh have to dig deep

It may not have been a 24 carat display but Edinburgh Monarchs moved four points clear at the top of the Championship table with a hard fought victory over Newcastle Diamonds at Armadale tonight.

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Josh Pickering will ride at No.4 tonight instead of his usual heat one spot. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Josh Pickering pushed back after Monarchs rethink

He may well have prepared to the best of his ability for his UK debut season, but Edinburgh Monarchs’ young Aussie Josh Pickering has discovered over the past week that life can be a rollercoaster in the Championship league.

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Max Clegg was on top form for Monarchs at Newcastle, scoring 14 points from six outings. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Campbell hails Monarchs’ diamond geezer Max Clegg

Edinburgh Monarchs promoter John Campbell today hailed Max Clegg’s performance in Sunday’s 45-45 draw at Newcastle, claiming the rider was “back to his very, very best”.

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Monarchs duo Max Clegg and Sam Masters lead Newcastle's Lewis Rose and Ludvig Lindgren. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs draw some consolation at Newcastle

After dropping two home points against Glasgow Tigers at Armadale on Friday, Edinburgh Monarchs were keen to atone and take something from their Championship clash against Newcastle Diamonds at Brough Park last night.

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The two skippers, Aaron Summers, behind, and Sam Masters, shake hands after heat 15. Picture: Ron MacNeil

Monarchs 45, Glasgow 45: Tigers snatch a draw in final heat

It wasn’t a classic by any manner of means as Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers battled to draw in tonight’s Championship derby clash at Armadale.

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Erik Riss, left, will make a welcome return to the Monarchs line-up along with his brother Mark

Monarchs desperate to the reclaim bragging rights from Glasgow

Glasgow Tigers descend on Armadale tonight scenting blood. It is the first home derby for Edinburgh Monarchs who are out to avenge their 57-34 defeat at Ashfield two weeks ago.

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Monarchs captian Sam Masters welcomes Josh Pickering to Armadale

Josh Pickering’s points vital for Monarchs

He had never been to Peterborough Panthers’ race track before but Josh Pickering’s seven points for Edinburgh Monarchs underlined what a sterling job the young Aussie is doing from the tricky No.2 position in the team.

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Sam Masters leads from the front with Josh Pickering, right

Riss brothers are a big miss as Monarchs are edged out

Without Erik and Mark Riss who were ordered to ride in a German League match, which ironically was rained off, Edinburgh Monarchs slipped to a 48-45 Championship defeat to Peterborough Panthers at the East of England Showground last night.

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Monarchs skipper Sam masters goes down as Steve Worral and Mason Campton narrowly avoid him. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 52, Workington 40: Edinburgh return to the top

Edinburgh Monarchs returned to the top of the Championship tonight with a workmanlike display against Workington Comets.

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Monarchs aiming to fix slow starts against Comets

Edinburgh Monarchs’ second-string star Max Clegg says the team has put Saturday’s heavy derby defeat by Glasgow Tigers behind them and are focused on victory against Workington Comets in their Championship clash at Armadale tonight.

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Josh Pickering is yet to make a call on whether he'll face Workington. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Josh Pickering an injury doubt for Monarchs after breaking fingers

Edinburgh Monarchs’ young Australian rider Josh Pickering is an injury doubt for Friday’s home meeting against Workintgon Comets after colliding with skipper Sam Masters during heat five of their derby defeat by Glasgow Tigers at Ashfield last Saturday night.

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Monarchs Mitchell Davey leads Jack Smith , Mark Riss and Tom Perry. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs ordered to improve gating after heavy defeat by Glasgow

After been taken down to the wire by Sheffield Tigers in the KO Cup at Armadale on Friday, things became worse for Edinburgh Monarchs in their Championship clash with Glasgow Tigers at Ashfield Stadium on Saturday night when they were comprehensively beaten 57-34 by their oldest rivals.

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Monarchs ace Josh Pickering holds off a challenge from Josh Bates. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 47, Sheffield 43: Edinburgh take slender lead in KO Cup quarter-final

Edinburgh Monarchs have it all to do in the second leg of their KO Cup quarter-final clash after they toiled to curb Sheffield Tigers in tonight’s first-leg encounter at Armadale.

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Monarchs will now host the first leg on Friday night. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs’ KO Cup clash at Sheffield falls victim to rain

Tonight’s KO Cup quarter-final first leg clash between Sheffield Tigers and Edinburgh Monarchs at Owlerton was washed out, the first postponement suffered by the Capital side this season.

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Mark Riss

Riss aims to make his Mark at Owlerton for Monarchs

German racer Mark Riss is hoping he’ll maintain a steely egde when Edinburgh Monarchs face Sheffield Tigers in a KO Cup quarter-final first leg clash at Owlerton tonight.

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Monarchs star Josh Pickering in full flight as he leads Karl Wilkinson, Mark Riss and Richard Hall. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 53, Scunthorpe 37: Fightback makes it five in a row

Edinburgh Monarchs staged a tremendous fightback at the Eddie Wright Raceway yesterday against Scunthorpe Scorpions to make it five league wins in a row.

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RICKY WELLS HITS THE FRONT BEATING JONAS B ANDERSEN & TEAM MATE MARK RISS

Edinburgh Monarchs 52, Redcar Bears 40: Monarchs top table

Edinburgh Monarchs propelled themselves back to the top of the Championship table with a hard fought win over Redcar Bears tonight.

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Ricky Wells has made a big impression already. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs still have lots of work to do, says Ricky Wells

Edinburgh Monarchs are going for their fourth win in a row against Redcar Bears at Armadale tonight, but in-form rider Ricky Wells says there is still some work to do despite their unbeaten start to the Championship campaign.

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