Friday July 16, 2010
JASON Lyons continued his run of good form but unfortunately couldn’t stop Birmingham from going down to a 54-41 Premier League defeat at Edinburgh.

The Brummies skipper had three race wins in his 14+2 tally and although Justin Sedgmen also chipped in with 9+2, it was the Scottish club who always held the upper-hand throughout the meeting.

Things were tight very early on, but a blistering series of races saw the Monarchs open up a 24-12 lead following the completion of heat 6.

Richard Sweetman was then nominated for double-points in heat 7, but he had to settle for second place behind home favourite Andrew Tully. Sedgmen was third and the resulting 5-3 did momentarily reduce the deficit to 27-17.

However, Edinburgh then increased their lead to 39-23 with advantages in races 9 and 10, but Birmingham did get themselves back into the match with a good result in heat 11. With Lyons on a tactical ride he linked up with Steve Johnston for a big 8-1 over Tully and Kalle Katajisto and they now trailed by just nine-points with four races remaining.

Unfortunately any hopes the Brummies had of salvaging a consolation league point were finally extinguished when the Monarchs wrapped up proceedings with a 5-1 in heat 14.

EDINBURGH 54: Ryan Fisher 17, Kalle Katajisto 15, Matthew Wethers 10+4, Andrew Tully 9+1, Tobias Busch 2+1, Cal McDade 1, Kevin Wolbert R/R
BIRMINGHAM 41: Jason Lyons 14+2, Justin Sedgmen 9+2, Kenny Ingalls 7+1, Steve Johnston 7+1, Richard Sweetman 4, Kyle Newman 0, Aaron Summers R/R

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