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The 2017 battle for Scottish speedway bragging rights continues at the Armadale Stadium with Edinburgh Monarchs v Glasgow Tigers. It’s tapes-up 7.30pm as the arch rivals lock horns in the SGB Championship and tickets are available.
These two teams meet for the second time this year in the league at Armadale – last time out, back in May, they could not be split the match ending 45-45. And this time around there’s an added edge with both teams in search of points to secure a top-four Championship finish and a place in the end of season play-offs.
Edinburgh Monarchs enjoyed a profitable weekend in the Championship last week just when they needed it. A double-header of home victories (seeing off Workington Comets and Ipswich Witches on the same night) was followed by a memorable come-from-behind win at Scunthorpe Scorpions, the Parsons Peebles Monarchs prevailing 49-41 having been 23-31 down. That left the Monarchs third in the league, and looking for a top-four finish that will ensure a place in the play-offs.
Tonight’s opposition Glasgow Tigers are fourth in the table at the time of writing, just 1 point behind Edinburgh Monarchs albeit with two matches in hand. Hence they’ll also be keen to secure maximum points tonight to secure their place in the play-offs with Redcar Bears in fifth place a threat to both Edinburgh and Glasgow if they slip up.
It’s all set up for a Scottish derby to savour with bragging rights and qualification for the SGB Championship play-offs on the line. Edinburgh Monarchs v Glasgow Tigers. Who will be top speedway dog? All roads lead to Armadale Stadium to find out!
For Parsons Peebles Monarchs: Sam Masters(capt), Josh Pickering, Ricky Wells, Mark Riss, Erik Riss, Max Clegg, Mitchell Davey.
For Glasgow Tigers: Richie Worrall, Mason Campton(guest), Richard Lawson, Dan Bewley(Rider Replacement), Aaron Summers(capt), James Shanes(guest), Jack Smith
Intro – 2017 SGB Championship : A revamped and rebranded second tier of British speedway will feature ten teams facing each other home and away twice, making a total of 36 matches for each side during the regular season. The top four teams will then contest the end of season playoffs to see who is crowned champions.
Gates open 6.30pm: tapes-up for Edinburgh Monarchs v Glasgow Tigers is at 7.30pm.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. A discount is available for advance purchases which are available online until 11.59pm the night before an event.
Tickets on the day at Edinburgh Monarchs are available priced: Adult £17 ~ Seniors (Over 60s) and Students £14 ~ Child (12 to 16) £7 ~ Child (5 to 11) £2 ~ Child under 5, free. Proof of age required for concession tickets.