Saturday June 14, 2008
BRAVE Birmingham gave a good account of themselves in their 51-41 defeat at Workington on Saturday.

Skipper Jason Lyons was once again in fine form with 16-points and Rusty Harrison, a former Workington rider, proved to be a good choice of guest to replace the injured Lee Smart with 10+1.

The BRC Roofing Brummies were behind from the first race when they were on the wrong end of a 5-1 from Comets guest James Wright – in for Daniel Nermark who was away on international duty – and Tomi Reima.

Lyons and Harrison rode well to get the Perry Barr side back within four-points of the hosts with a maximum in Heat 7 and the score remained close for the next few races.

But Workington maximums in Heats 11 and 13 ended any hopes Graham Drury’s side had of springing a shock.

Birmingham are unchanged for today’s trip to Glasgow (4pm) and their next home meeting is on Wednesday against Edinburgh.

WORKINGTON 51: Kauko Nieminen 13, James Wright 11, Carl Stonehewer 9+3, Tomi Reima 7+2, Charles Wright 5+1, Joe Haines 4+1, John Branney 2.
BIRMINGHAM 41: Jason Lyons 16, Rusty Harrison 10+1, Craig Watson 5+1, James Birkinshaw 4, Andrew Tully 3+2, Lee Smethills 3, Adam Roynon R/R.

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