Workington Comets crashed to a heavy 59-31 defeat at Glasgow on Sunday to check their play-off push.

Former Comets star Richard Lawson led the Tigers to victory with a five-ride 13-point haul, which included four race wins.

But it was disappointment all round for the Comets as not one rider managed to get into double figures and they only had two heat winners – Mason Campton and Claus Vissing.

Comets team manager Tony Jackson said: “Glasgow were the pre-season title favourites and they are so good around their own track. Since they have signed Rene Bach they look even stronger so it was always going to be difficult to get something from there.

“Teams have tried before us and not managed and like ourselves they remain unbeaten on their own track.

“But I think we were all looking for a better display than it turned-out. Glasgow got a string of 5-1s at one point and that just killed-us off although we did outscore them in the final four heats.

“Everyone tried their hardest but we were consistently out-gated and in the end it showed just how good Glasgow are, especially at home.

“We just have to find some points away from home.

“It’s becoming very much like last season when we could do nothing wrong at home but couldn’t win on our travels.

“The play-offs are still within reach but we have to start picking-up some away points, starting at Redcar on Thursday.”

Workington didn’t win a race until heat eight when Mason Campton, after switching bikes, made his best start of the meeting and raced through to victory. But it was only a 3-3, with Matt Williamson out the back, and at the time Workington trailed 33-15.

It broke up a string of five 5-1’s for the Tigers – two before and three afterwards, but Workington enjoyed the better of the closing heats.

They had two 3-3s and then their only 5-1, courtesy of Vissing and Ricky Wells, before Glasgow scored a 4-2 in the last with Vissing the meat in a Lawson/Richie Worrall sandwich.

On Saturday, Workington had collected maximum points from a 51-41 home win against Newcastle Diamonds.

Number one Ricky Wells dropped only one point in five rides while Rasmus Jensen had his best night in Comets colours with 11 points and a place in the final race of the night.