Plymouth Devils suffer back-to-back home league defeats

Plymouth Devils suffered their second consecutive home league defeat after a 40-38 loss against Somerset.

The match ended after 13 races because of the curfew at the St Boniface Arena.

Plymouth won three of the opening four heats to open up an eight-point lead but failed to build on that as the Rebels fought back.

Olly Allen and Paul Starke combined for Somerset in heat nine to give the Rebels a two-point lead, which they held until the meeting was abandoned.

Ben Barker and Sam Simota top-scored for the hosts with 10-points apiece but it was not enough to prevent Plymouth suffering a third home league defeat of the season and their second in a row.

Plymouth are second from bottom of the Premier League table on five points from nine games, two clear of bottom club Sheffield who have four games in hand.

The match was curtailed after 13 races due to the curfew at the St Boniface Arena.