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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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Ricky Wells

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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Glasgow's Lewis Kerr leads Erik Riss, Steve Worrall  and Matt Williamson at Armadale last night. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Thrills and spills aplenty but Monarchs lose derby to Glasgow

Glasgow Tigers took control of the Championship Shield Borders qualifying group with a narrow victory over Edinburgh Monarchs at Armadale Stadium tonight.

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The Monarchs, sponsored by Staggs Bar are, from left: Matt Williamson, Max Ruml, Josh Pickering, Erik Riss, Joel Andersson, Ricky Wells and Mark Riss

Defeating Tigers will earn new-look Monarchs stripes

Edinburgh Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess reckons tonight’s Championship Shield derby clash against Glasgow Tigers at Armadale will be “the most difficult qualifying match in our group”.

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Ricky Wells top scored with 17

Monarchs race under protest as Comets squeeze home

Edinburgh Monarchs opened their Championship Shield account with a 47-43 defeat against Workington Comets on Saturday night at Derwent Park.

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Monarchs’ clash with Workington falls victim to rain

Monarchs’ clash with Workington falls victim to rain

Edinburgh Monarchs’ scheduled Championship Shield speedway opener against Workington Comets has been postponed with the Armadale track staff unable to get the circuit into a raceable condition for tonight’s match.

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Monarchs’ Shield match is washed out at Berwick

Monarchs’ Shield match is washed out at Berwick

The weather proved to be the winner again when Edinburgh Monarchs’ opening Championship Shield match against Berwick Bandits at Shielfield Park was called off an hour before the 7pm start time on Saturday night.

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Clash with past champs give Monarchs some much-needed track time

Clash with past champs give Monarchs some much-needed track time

As part of Edinburgh Monarchs’ 70th birthday celebrations, the current team are taking on a select squad drawn from previous championship-winning sides at Armadale tonight in a special challenge match.

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Edinburgh captain Erik Riss is all smiles despite the rain-soaked track. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs scramble for Scunthorpe after Cup washout

The washout of last night’s Scottish Cup second leg speedway tie between Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers is bad news for the Capital outfit who now travel to Scunthorpe Scorpions tomorrow afternoon for their first Championship League match of the season woefully short of match practice.

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Monarchs' Matt Williamson scored eight points from reserve last week. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs determined to oust Tigers on return to Armadale

Matt Williamson added a coat of gloss to his debut performance for Edinburgh Monarchs at Ashfield last Friday and the talented Englishman is hungry for more.

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Monarchs directors John Campbell and Alex Harkess flank Staggs Bar proprietor Nigel Finlay as they toast their new deal. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Raise glass for Monarchs’ new sponsor

It’s cheers all round for Edinburgh Monarchs, who will be sponsored this season by the award-winning Staggs Bar in Musselburgh, who have stepped in to back the team following Parsons Peebles surprise decision to end their sponsorship agreement after just one year.

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Joel andersson, Paul Starke, mark riss and claus vissing race away from the gate. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Glasgow 50, Monarchs 40: Final two heats cost Edinburgh in first leg

A new-look Edinburgh Monarchs team gave a good account of themselves at Ashfield Stadium tonight against Glasgow Tigers in the first leg of their Scottish Cup tie.

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