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Monarchs star recovering after spectacular crash at Newcastle

Luckless Edinburgh Monarchs lost skipper Erik Riss after just one ride against Newcastle Diamonds in their Championship League clash at Brough Park tonight.

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Erik Riss drives round Matej Kus in heat 15 with Ricky Wells following up to secure the match win for Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs win a thriller against Newcastle Diamonds

Edinburgh Monarchs hauled themselves off the floor to edge out Newcastle Diamonds 46-44 in a Championship League thriller at Armadale Stadium tonight, which went down to the last heat.

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Max Ruml leads Ty Proctor, Kyle Bickle and Josh Pickering against Workington last week. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs boss turns the heat up on his misfiring squad

Edinburgh Monarchs manager Alex Harkess has told his team they must “step up” in the wake of their shock 46-44 loss to Workington Comets at Armadale seven days ago.

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Erik Riss leads Comets stars Rasmus Jensen and Rene Bach as Coty Garcia (No.6) looks to make a move. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs lead until final heat as Workington pounce

Workington Comets pulled off a shock 46-44 victory over Edinburgh Monarchs in their Championship Shield match at Armadale tonight.

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Glasgow have beaten Monarchs at home this season

Monarchs won’t be doing Comets favours in Shield tie

Edinburgh Monarchs are already out of the Championship Shield qualifying section but they could have a big say in who actually finishes top of the Borders Group.

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Alex Harkess is frustrated by gaps in Monarchs' fixture schedule

Edinburgh Monarchs boss calls for fixtures shake-up

Edinburgh Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess today called for an overhaul of the Championship fixture calendar.

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Ricky Wells is hoisted aloft by riders and mechanics in celebration of his 15-point maximum. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs pull off a shock victory in the Knockout Cup

Edinburgh Monarchs defied the odds to book their place in the Championship KO Cup quarter-finals with a nail biting 46-43 win over Glasgow Tigers in their second leg tie at Ashfield Stadium yesterday.

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Erik Riss and Coty Garcia beat Paul Starke and Claus Vissing. Pic: Ron MacNeil

Monarchs 46, Glasgow Tigers 44: Knockout Cup hopes take a blow

Edinburgh Monarchs’ Knockout Cup hopes appear to hang by a thread after they struggled to score a big lead against Glasgow Tigers in tonight’s first round first leg tie at Armadale Stadium.

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Edinburgh Monarchs rider Max Ruml. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Max Ruml sure his Monarchs struggles will soon be over

Edinburgh Monarchs rider Max Ruml believes a “lack of experience” is the only thing holding him back and he feels confident he’ll turn things around the second half of the year and score the points the club expect from him.

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Matt Williamson has been suffering stress. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs rider Matt Williamson to take break from speedway

Edinburgh Monarchs have been rocked by the news that reserve star Matt Williamson has quit the team.

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Erik Riss leads Nick Morris and Ben Morley with Matt Williamson at the rear

Edinburgh Monarchs are hammered at Lakeside by new kids on block

When Lakeside Hammers were promoted into the speedway Championship division this season they assembled a custom-built squad who could ride their home track with a high degree of success.

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Max Ruml

Monarchs chief backs underfire duo to find the right lines

Ednburgh Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess today dismissed suggestions that the axe is set to fall on some members of the squad by insisting new boys American Max Ruml and Swede Joel Andersson must be given time to prove themselves.

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The 2018 Staggs bar Edinburgh Monarchs, from left: Matt Williamson, Max Ruml, Josh Pickering, Erik Riss, Joel Andersson, Ricky Wells and Mark Riss

Monarchs score a vital point on the road at Peterborough

Peterborough Panthers were the early Speedway Championship League pacesetters until they were derailed 57-33 by Workington Comets at home on Friday.

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Ricky Wells, Rory Schlein, Richie Worral and Mark Riss receive their awards. Pic: Ron macNeill

Rory Schlein equals record of Monarchs legend Peter Carr in Scottish Open

Rory Schlein turned back the clock to capture the Scottish Open Championship crown at Armadale Stadium tonight.

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Peterborough top scorer Scott Nicholls beats Erik Riss

Monarchs head for Peterborough bearing a grudge

By common consent Peterborough Panthers fully merited the match point they gained against Edinburgh Monarchs in their Championship league clash at Armadale last Friday.

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Monarchs top scorer Ricky Wells leads Panthers' top scorer Scott Nicholls. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs achieve win target but Panthers run them close

Edinburgh Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess had stressed how important it was to get their home league campaign off to a winning start.

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John Campbell

Pressure on Ricky Wells and Erik Riss to deliver league points

Edinburgh Monarchs begin their 2018 speedway season in earnest tonight at Armadale Stadium when they open their Championship league campaign with a visit from Peterborough Panthers.

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Monarchs ace Ricky Wells collects a maximum to help defeat Bandits

It was the annual Children’s evening at Armadale tonight and it turned out to be anything but child’s play for Edinburgh Monarchs against Berwick Bandits in their Championship Shield qualifying speedway clash.

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Josh Pickering

Monarchs receive a boost as Josh Pickering picks up pace

Despite a weather interrupted start to the new speedway campaign at Armadale, young Aussie reserve Josh Pickering already feels he is showing improvement in his second season with Edinburgh Monarchs.

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Monarchs ace Mark Riss leads Tigers' Lewis Kerr at Ashfield. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs’ Shield hopes are left hanging by a thread

Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Erik Riss declared Friday’s home loss to Glasgow Tigers at Armadale was like a “punch in the face” – and the Tigers delivered a full knockout blow to Monarchs’ Championship Shield aspirations with an emphatic 49-41 victory in the return fixture at Ashfield Stadium this afternoon.

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