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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Workington Comets so close to treble

Workington Comets came desperately close to making it three victories out of three at the weekend but just missed out away to Newcastle last night.

The Comets had started their League Cup campaign with victories away to Sheffield and home to Redcar but despite leading nearly the whole meeting they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory eventually going down 46-44 so securing a losing bonus point.

There was worse news for the Comets as American Kenny Ingalls left the ground with his left arm in a sling after he was involved in a crash with Newcastle rider Richie Worrall and team mate Kyle Howarth.

Team manager Tony Jackson said it was too early to say how long Ingalls will be out for.

He said: “We don’t think there is anything broken and it might just be soft tissue damage. He is going to the hospital tomorrow to have an X-ray and hopefully he shouldn’t be out for too long.

“In regards to the match I feel robbed and a lot of Newcastle supporters said that they got out of jail and that we were the better team.

“We were eight points up with three heats to go but they got a 5-1 to close the gap, heat 14 didn’t go for us and then in the last Rene Bach got pushed out wide and had nowhere to go but was excluded from the re run.”

Jackson felt the turning point of the match was the crash in heat eight in which Ingalls was injured.

Richie Worrall went up the inside of Howarth who swerved to avoid him which left Ingalls nowhere to go but the fence.

Jackson felt that Worrall should have been excluded but the referee invited all four riders back to the tapes.

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