Monarchs 40, Redcar Bears 52. Edinburgh second best on Teesside

Redcar Bears maintained their momentum in pursuing a push for a berth in the speedway play-offs as they toppled league leaders Edinburgh Monarchs in their Championship clash on Teesside tonight.

Edinburgh Monarchs face a tough task at Redcar tonight. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Bears trip will be no picnic for Edinburgh Monarchs

Edinburgh Monarchs promoter John Campbell expects tonight’s Championship visit to Redcar Bears to be “difficult” but is hoping his team come away with something to maintain their push for a top-four play-off spot.

Max Clegg will compete at Armadale on June 30. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Line-up revealed for Caledonian Riders Championship at Armadale

Edinburgh Monarchs today revealed the full line-up for the inaugural Caledonian Riders Championship, which will take place at Armadale on Friday, June 30

Theo Pijper will line up for Monarchs again. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Theo Pijper makes Monarchs return after Riss horror crash

Edinburgh Monarchs have turned to their former rider Theo Pijper as replacement for stricken German star Mark Riss, who came to grief in a horror smash against Ipswich Witches at Armadale on Friday

Sam Masters, left, leads Kyle Newman, Danny King and Mark Riss before Riss came to grief in heat six. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 48, Witches 40: Mark Riss in horror crash

Edinburgh Monarchs pulled off a great escape amid high drama at Armadale Stadium tonight.

Ricky Wells survived a heavy crash with Redcars Charles Wright last Friday. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs’ Ricky Wells believes dip in form can be reversed

Edinburgh Monarchs’ American star Ricky Wells doesn’t enjoy settling for second best which is why he has vowed to recapture the form which set him apart from his rivals at the start of this season.

Ricky Wells crashed out in Heat 11 at  Armadale. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs rider Ricky Wells a doubt while nursing rib injury

Edinburgh Monarchs rider Ricky Wells hopes to be fit for the speedway team’s showdown with Ipswich Witches at Armadale on Friday after injuring his ribs in a heavy crash against Redcar Bears at home four days ago.

Jonas B Andersen chases Monarchs stars Mark Riss and Sam Masters. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 56, Redcar Bears 34: Edinburgh in control of Championship

Edinburgh Monarchs assumed outright leadership of the Championship once more after putting the squeeze on Redcar Bears in their speedway clash at Armadale Stadium tonight.

Monarchs' Sam Masters and Mark Riss lead Ipswich rider Cameron Heeps in heat one. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Ipswich cut Monarchs’ lead at top of Championship

Ipswich Witches closed the gap on Edinburgh Monarchs to three points at the top of the Championship as they powered to a convincing 50-39 victory at Foxhall Heath last night.

Alan Longmuir the original Bay City Roller and Derek Wilkinson of Duddingston Private Hire and Monarchs 100 
Pic: Liam Rudden

Monarchs fans run with the gang to raise funds for team

A SPECIAL one-off fund-raising performance of the smash hit musical I Ran With The Gang, the story of the Original Bay City Roller Alan Longmuir, has raised a four figure sum for Edinburgh Monarchs speedway team.

Josh Pickering makes his first trip to Ipswich tonight. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs aim to knock out Witches with a Suffolk punch

League leaders Edinburgh Monarchs travel to play Ipswich Witches tonight and team manager Alex Harkess doesn’t underestimate the scale of the challenge that awaits his side at Foxhall Heath.

Top scorer Max Clegg extends his lead on Sheffield Tigers rider Rob Branford as he and Mark Riss won a vital 5-1 in heat 14

Monarchs 49, Sheffield Tigers 44: Masters posts season’s fastest time

Edinburgh Monarchs gained sweet revenge for their KO Cup exit on Thursday at the hands of Sheffield Tigers but were given the fright of their lives by a late Sheffield revival which placed Monarchs’ unbeaten home record under threat.

Monarchs rider Max Clegg leads Sheffields Rob Branford during heat two at Owlerton. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Sheffield Tigers land Knockout blow on Edinburgh Monarchs

Despite all the league championship titles they have won, speedway’s second most important piece of silverware, the Knockout Cup, has eluded Edinburgh Monarchs far more often than it should have.

Monarchs will need Sam Masters (red cap) and Mitchell Davey (third left) to pick up points in South Yorkshire. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs head to Sheffield confident of pulling off a KO

Edinburgh Monarchs travel to Sheffield Tigers tonight for the second leg of their KO Cup quarter-final tie with just four points in hand, but promoter John Campbell is not writing off his team’s chance of making it through to the semi-finals, though he does concede it will be a difficult task.


Monarchs’ Josh Pickering buoyed after win over Panthers

By his own admission it’s been a tough last couple of weeks for Edinburgh Monarchs’ Josh Pickering, but six points – which included one race win against Peterborough Panthers on Friday – has left the Australian feeling a lot happier with speedway life again.

Sam Masters is given the bumps from team-mates and mechanics. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 60, Peterborough 30: Paid maximum from Sam Masters

Edinburgh Monarchs remain in pole position in the Championship division after their comfortable victory over Peterborough Panthers at Armadale Stadium tonight.

Heat 15 at Workington, from left: Thomas Jorgensen, Sam Masters, Craig Cook, Ricky Wells. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Heat is on Monarchs to raise level for key races

Edinburgh Monarchs have a problem. They’ve lost three last heats in succession which has cost them four match points, something which may come back to haunt them later in the season as the battle to reach the play-offs intensifies.

Max Clegg did not like the track at Workington

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.

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.

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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