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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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Monarchs to stand by misfiring rider Max Clegg

Edinburgh Monarchs are not actively seeking to replace struggling second-string star Max Clegg despite his dismal start to the season.

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Mark Riss, far left, leads the way in heat seven as Monarchs breezed past their Borders rivals at Armadale. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 57, Bandits 33: Reserve Riss stars in easy win

Edinburgh Monarchs maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a thumping 57-33 Championship victory over Berwick Bandits at Armadale.

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MAX CLEGG , LEWIS ROSE & ERIK RISS FIGHT FOR THE LEAD

No brakes, no fear, speedway is back

YOU get the best impression of the breath-taking speed standing on the centre green.

At such close quarters, the power of the 500cc bikes is palpable.

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Rider Josh Pickering has made an excellent start to life at Edinburgh Monarchs and hopes to keep his form up against Berwick today. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Josh Pickering ready to continue excellent Monarchs start

Edinburgh Monarchs director Mike Hunter said that his speedway outfit have found “a gem” in young rider Josh Pickering and looking at the Aussie’s start to the season, it’s hard to argue.

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Josh Pickering slides to the front ahead of Kevin Doolan and Dany Gappmaier in heat 11. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Perfect start for Monarchs as they roll over the Bandits

Two wins out of two for Edinburgh Monarchs who struck late in their Championship match with Berwick Bandits at Shielfield Park to claim three match points.

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Sam Masters and Josh Pickering win Heat 6. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs thrash Scorpions in thrilling season opener

Edinburgh Monarchs got their Championship campaign off to a winning start with a commanding 54-36 victory over Scunthorpe Scorpions at Armadale Stadium last night.

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Mitchell Davey has been given a chance at No.7 and wants to repay faith. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs ace Mitchell Davey wary of Scorpions; sting

Scunthorpe Scorpions are the visitors to Armadale Stadium tonight as Edinburgh Monarchs launch their Championship speedway programme.

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The 2017 Monarchs, from left, Mark Riss, Erik Riss, Ricky Wells, Sam Masters (captain), Josh Pickering, Mitchell Davey and Max Clegg. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Speedway preview: Play-offs is target for new-look Monarchs

Promotion to the Premiership is the ultimate prize on offer to the winners of speedway’s rebranded Championship division. But, for Edinburgh Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess, his thoughts are not far down the line as he prepares for life in the new second tier.

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Justin Sedgmen celebrates with the trophy after a thrilling final heat. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Sedgmen wins Scottish Open to kick-start speedway season

Justin Sedgmen made a triumphant return to Armadale Stadium last night to lift the Scottish Open Championship for the first time in his career.

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Erik Riss will be a heat leader for Monarchs. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs rider Erik Riss certain ‘good things will happen’

For a rider who believes ‘good things happen’ to him, Erik Riss is confident his third spell in Edinburgh Monarchs colours will be his best yet.

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Len Jones of Parson Peebles, second right, with Monarchs chairman Alex Harkess, far left, and promoter John Campbell, far right, are joined by riders, from left, Mitchell Davey, Sam Masters, Josh Pickering, Erik Riss and Mark Riss. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs secure ‘significant’ sponsor deal

Edinburgh Monarchs have engineered a “very significant” team sponsorship deal and will be known as the Parsons Peebles Monarchs this season.

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Ricky Wells is glad to be joining an Edinburgh Monarchs team that always challenges for honours. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Ricky Wells settling into new life at Edinburgh Monarchs

Ricky Wells says his switch to Edinburgh Monarchs this season after three years at Workington Comets is the ideal move for him – and he’s tipping the Capital speedway outfit to make the play-offs.

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John Campbell has brought success to Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs boss: Critics are wrong to write us off

Edinburgh Monarchs co-promoter John Campbell has defended the team chosen to pursue a sixth championship crown in the face of criticism online.

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Edinburgh Monarchs captain Sam Masters welcomes Josh Pickering to Armadale. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Josh Pickering arrives at Monarchs up for the challenge

Edinburgh Monarchs’ new Australian signing Josh Pickering has touched down in the Capital and told fans: “This is a huge leap for me but I’m up for the challenge.”

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Monarchs rider Erik Riss to double up with Leicester

Edinburgh Monarchs’ young German rider Erik Riss will double-up for Leicester Lions in the SGB Premiership this season after agreeing terms with the Midlands outfit

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Sam Masters will defend his title

Monarchs to kick-start their season with Scottish Open

Edinburgh Monarchs will formally open the new Armadale speedway season on March 31 with the David Harrison Ford Scottish Open Championship.

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Alex Harkess is eyeing success for Monarchs this term

Monarchs learn fixtures for 2017 SGB Championship campaign

Edinburgh Monarchs will kick off their new era in the SGB Championship with a home fixture on Friday, April 7 against Scunthorpe Scorpions, considered by many to be the weakest team in the league.

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