Monarchs kick-start new season with Glasgow double-header

There has been a thawing in relations between Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers which will see the clubs kick-start the 2018 season with home and away Scottish Cup ties.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 4:10 pm
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 3:20 pm

Monarchs will travel to Ashfield Stadium for the first leg on Friday, March 23 with the second leg at Armadale Stadium a week later.

Monarchs co-promoter John Campbell said: “There is no better way than a Scottish derby to get supporters taste buds tingling.”

Tigers spokesman Gerry Facenna said: “We are moving to a regular Friday night race night this season and there is no better way to open our season with a visit from the Monarchs. We are looking forward to it.”

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Campbell added: “It is hoped these opening derby meetings will be well-supported by both sets of supporters to get the season off to a rousing start. If this turns out to be the case we will look to restore the Scottish Cup to the calendar for all future seasons.”



March 30: Glasgow (Scottish Cup second leg); April 1: Scunthorpe; April 6: TBC; April 13: Workington Championship Shield); April 20: Glasgow (Championship Shield); April 27: Berwick (Championship Shield); May 4: Peterborough; May 11: TBC; May 18: TBC; May 25: Glasgow (KO Cup); June 1: Reserved (Championship Shield semi final); June 8: Lakeside; June 15: Newcastle; June 22: TBC; June 29: (KO Cup second round); July 6: Caledonian Riders Championship; July 13: Ipswich; July 27: Redcar; August 3: Scunthorpe; August 10: Berwick; August 17: Sheffield; August 24: Glasgow; August 31: Workington.


March 23: Glasgow (Scottish Cup first leg); April 7: Berwick (Championship Shield); April 14: Workington (Championship Shield); April 22: Glasgow (Championship Shield); May 13: Peterborough; May 19: Lakeside; May 27: Glasgow (KO Cup); June 17: Newcastle; June 21: Ipswich; July 12: Redcar; August 11: Berwick; August 23: Sheffield; August 26: Glasgow; September 1: Workington.

All fixtures SGB Championship unless stated.