Comets boss looking at the positives after Workington suffer narrow defeat to Berwick

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Workington Comets manager Tony Jackson
Workington Comets manager Tony Jackson

Workington Comets boss Tony Jackson was looking on the bright side of his side’s narrow defeat at SGB Championship bottom side Berwick as a late rally saw them take a league point from an off night.

The depleted Bandits seemed to profit from the introduction of Todd Kurtz and Nathan Greaves as guests, while rider replacement for David Howe did them no harm.

Jackson said: “It was a strange old night to be honest.

"They had the track covers on because there was rain forecast between 4pm and 6pm so the consequence was that the track was very hard and slick, not the normal, grippy Berwick track at all.

“That made gating of paramount importance.

“Jye Etheridge had the meeting of his life and he was the difference. We did well in the late stages to get back and at least we got a point.

“We’d like to get something from every match which, apart from Edinburgh away, we have done.

“Obviously we wanted the win but tonight it just wasn’t to be.”

Jackson praised his “tremendous” captain Cook, who went unbeaten after his chain snapped while leading the opening race, but admitted that ultimately they had hoped for more from their trip across the border.

He said: “Ty Proctor had a couple of decent races but again if he wasn’t gating he was struggling.

"Thomas Jorgensen is a bit disappointed with how he’s done back on his old track.

“We’re all disappointed, especially when you think that Berwick had only won one league meeting before tonight.”

Edinburgh saw off a resilient Sheffield side 49-44 at Armadale to extend their SGB Championship advantage to six points.

The Monarchs led by 10 points after heat 10 but a tactical ride win for Tigers guest Aaron Summers was followed up by a 5-1 in the next race to narrow the gap to just one point.

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