Edinburgh Monarchs’ derby clash is washed out

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Edinburgh Monarchs’ Premier League speedway derby against Glasgow Tigers at Ashfield yesterday was washed out due to a rain.

It was a decision which did not surprise Monarchs co-promoter John Campbell, who said: “Heavy rain was tumbling down in Edinburgh around lunchtime and the forecast suggested it was heading west.

“I delayed my departure for Ashfield believing it was only a matter of time before the meeting was postponed. I just got on to the M8 when the call came through. Conditions on the motorway at that time were scary.”

Campbell added: “I sympathise greatly with the Glasgow promotion. We went through the same problems in 2012 with rain falling every week causing postponement or worries about getting meetings on. I hope the summer arrives soon.”

There is no date yet for the rearranged fixture. Monarchs’ next league match is away to Ipswich Witches on Thursday, before hosting Glasgow at Armadale on Friday and they round off the weekend against Newcastle Diamonds at Brough Park on Sunday.