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Edinburgh Monarchs clash with Ipswich washed out

Tonight’s Championship speedway encounter between Edinburgh Monarchs and Ipswich Witches was called off despite the start time being delayed by 45 minutes to give the track staff the opportunity to make the circuit rideable after an afternoon of heavy downpours.

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Mitchell Davey admits mechanical problems have hindered Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs will need some more magic to defeat Witches

Edinburgh Monarchs’ reserve star Mitchell Davey says his team cannot be complacent against Ipswich Witches at Armadale tonight despite winning at Foxhall Heath recently, one of the shock results of the season.

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Mark Riss dislocated two fingers against Ipswich in June. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs rider Mark Riss ready to return against Ipswich

Mark Riss, who has been sidelined since June after dislocating two fingers in a horror smash against Ipswich Witches, has declared himself fit to return to action for Edinburgh Monarchs – ironically against Ipswich at Armadale on Friday night.

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Jack Smith tries to go around Josh Pickering but ends up crashing. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs needing all seven racers to count after defeat by Glasgow

Glasgow Tigers have dominated Edinburgh Monarchs so far this season. And that trend continued at Ashfield Stadium on Saturday night as the rampant Tigers comfortably defeated the Capital side 53-39 to win all three Championship points.

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Josh Pickering, left, loses control as Paul Starke, Ricky Wells and Simon Lambert rev up. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 58, Peterborough 32: Ricky Wells tops scores in victory

Normal service was resumed at Armadale tonight as Edinburgh Monarchs shrugged off their defeat by Sheffield Tigers last week, to strike back with victory against Peterborough Panthers, who have discounted themselves from the end of season play-offs.

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Monarchs will look to bounce back against Panthers tonight but must do so without Sam Masters, right. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs chief says play-offs are still possible

The shock 51-39 home defeat by Sheffield Tigers seven days ago was perhaps the wake-up call Edinburgh Monarchs had been dreading as it exposed some glaring weaknesses in the squad.

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Sam Masters is due to have surgery on Friday

Monarchs captain Sam Masters hopes surgery will reduce time out

Edinburgh Monarchs’ crocked skipper Sam Masters is hoping to be back in action within the next three weeks.

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Sam Masters, red cap,  leads Chris Harris and Theo Pijper before his crash. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Sam Masters out with broken collarbone

Edinburgh Monarchs captain Sam Masters could be out of action for a month after breaking his collarbone against Sheffield Tigers at Armadale on Friday.

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Captain Sam Masters, red, gets the better of Sheffields Chris Harris in heat one, but it was the Yorkshire men who prevailed. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs lose unbeaten record at Armadale as Sheffield Tigers go top

Sheffield Tigers smashed Edinburgh Monarchs’ unbeaten record at Armadale tonight with a thoroughly deserved 51-39 victory which takes Sheffield to the top of the Championship table.

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Josh Pickerin, left, has found his form again and is looking forward to riding at Armadale tonight

Points at Newcastle give Monarchs’ Josh Pickering a timely boost

Josh Pickering is hoping his six points in Edinburgh Monarchs’ 46-44 defeat at Newcastle Diamonds on Sunday can help kick-start an uplift in form over the crucial second half of the season.

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Sam Masters in action at Ipswich

Monarchs skipper Sam Masters set to be fit to face Tigers

Edinburgh Monarchs team boss Alex Harkess has no concerns over Sam Masters being fit to ride against Sheffield Tigers in Friday’s Championship clash at Armadale.

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Max Clegg, left, and Ricky Wells, third left, attempt to get ahead of their Newcastle rivals. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs win a point at Newcastle despite skipper’s withdrawal

Despite the loss of skipper Sam Masters halfway through the meeting following a heavy fall in the first race, Edinburgh Monarchs staged a battling display against Newcastle Diamonds in their Championship clash at Brough Park last night.

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Heat 15 at Ipswich:  Sam Masters leads Danny King and Erik Riss. Pictures: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs boss hails team after magnificent win at Ipswich

If anyone doubted Edinburgh Monarchs’ Championship credentials, their astonishing 47-46 victory against Ipswich Witches at Foxhall Heath on Thursday must have made everyone sit up and take notice.

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Sam Masters scored vital points after an engine failure

Monarchs shock Ipswich to end their unbeaten record

Edinburgh Monarchs ended Ipswich Witches unbeaten league record in a thriller at Foxhall Heath last night.

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Mark Riss is set to make his comeback for Monarchs on Sunday against Sheffield

Mark Riss set to make Monarchs return in three weeks

Mark Riss, who dislocated his fingers in a horrifying crash against Ipswich Witches at Armadale in June, is expected to return to the saddle for Edinburgh Monarchs within the next two or three weeks, according to Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess.

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Sam Masters was runner-up a year ago with Ryan Fisher. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs duo Sam Masters and Erik Riss eye Pairs title

Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Sam Masters triumphed in speedway’s Pairs Championship with Max Fricke back in 2014 and hopes to replicate that success with new partner Erik Riss tonight at Somerset’s Oaktree Arena.

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Newcastles Ludvig Lindgren and Monarchs ace Sam Masters clash at the start of Heat 15. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs leave it late to nick it from Newcastle

Edinburgh Monarchs left it late to polish off Newcastle Diamonds in last night’s Championship encounter at Armadale.

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Jye Etheridge loses control of his bike last week, with Max Clegg, behind, fortunate to escape a smash. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs rider Max Clegg recounts lucky escape at Armadale

Edinburgh Monarchs rider Max Clegg today revealed how lucky he was to escape what could have been a horrifying crash with Berwick Bandits ace Jye Etheridge at Armadale last week.

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Sam Masters, far left, won't be in action for Monarchs tonight. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs will go full throttle against Bandits to keep top spot

With the chasing pack closing in on leaders Edinburgh Monarchs at the top of the Championship table, tonight’s visit of Berwick Bandits is a must-win encounter for the capital side at Armadale.

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Theo Pijper with Monarchs chief Alex Harkess. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Theo Pijper will use Monarchs stint to put himself in shop window

Theo Pijper’s return to Edinburgh Monarchs as injury cover for Mark Riss has given the flying Dutchman the opportunity to prove he is still a potent points scorer at Championship league level.

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