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Monday, 22 September 2014

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Fans support like having extra rider, says Workington Comets speedway ace

Workington Comet Adam Roynon has praised the team’s fans for helping them to fight back against Somerset on Saturday night.

Adam Roynon photo
Adam Roynon

Comets fought back from nine points down to pull off an incredible victory with many people describing it as one of the best matches they had ever seen at Derwent Park.

Roynon was in blistering form himself racking up an impressive paid 17 points as well as breaking the track record.

He said: “The atmosphere on Saturday definitely helped us get the win and it was like having an extra rider.

“We got the win in the last heat on the last corner and it was a special moment.

“When I went and broke the track record I saw all the fans on their feet and at the time I didn’t know what it was for – I just thought it was because we had stopped the rot.

“When we choosing the gates they were on their feet getting behind us and then we know we had to do it and to lose that meeting then was not possible.”

Roynon who teamed up with number Richard Lawson to snatch the dramatic 3-3 in the final heat admitted that their pre race plan didn’t quite come off.

He added: “We were hoping to make the start but we both missed it so we had to work from behind.

“I knew I was quick all night and I had the confidence but Sam Masters took me a bit by surprise.

“When he got past me I knew I had to do something and I took a line I will probably use a line that I will never use again. It was hard but fair.”

Roynon has moved to number five in the team following the departure of Rusty Harrison and with the form he is in at the moment he hopes it will make the team stronger home and away. He is looking forward to the new look team getting together for the first time against Somerset on Friday.

Tero Aarnio comes into the side to replace Harrison and the sacked Gary Irving has had his place taken by Ashley Morris, who is a team

mate of Roynon’s at National League side Dudley.

Roynon said: “It is like we are almost starting afresh but we still want to carry on how we have been doing.

“Hopefully being in the Premier League will help Ashley and he can get points on the board straight away.

“That will give him confidence and spur him on. If he rides like he does in the National League then he will definitely score points.”

Roynon also believes Comets have a great chance of snatching the first piece of silverware when they take part in the Premier League Fours at Peterborough on Sunday. He added: “Peterborough is a fantastic track and I had a good time there with Coventry not so long ago. I think with Richard and Rene Bach who have ridden there before and Kenny Ingalls experience in the World Cup I think it will be really good.”

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