Workington Comets boss Tony Jackson couldn’t hide his delight after his side crowned a stellar team performance with a nine-point win over table-topping Edinburgh.

The Monarchs have been the early pace-setters in the SGB Championship, leading the league with 26 points, but Comets dealt with everything they threw at them to take all three points and send them packing without even a consolation point.

The fact that the result followed a very impressive win away at Redcar on Thursday night made it even sweeter as Workington moved into the top four despite having raced the joint-fewest meetings in the division.

Jackson said: “It’s been a very satisfying few days.

"Everybody contributed and there really was some exciting racing. Mason Campton was chuffed to bits to beat Ricky Wells in the opening heat and James Sarjeant is gradually getting used to the place.

“It would have been a big comedown if we’d won at Redcar then lost this and this lot are no pushovers, they’re top of the league.”

The beaming Comets boss declared Thomas Jorgensen his rider of the night and said he was starting to show the form that made him a target for the club for years.

He said: “He was sensational; that’s the Thomas Jorgensen we signed and you can see now he’s finally got some speed.

“He’s struggled with his engines but, to be fair, he’s spent some money on them and when he’s out front he looks so fast, classy and stylish.”

Meanwhile, Comets’ trip to Peterborough next Monday has been pushed back to a 7pm start.