Jason Attwood hails Leicester Lions display


Manager Jason Attwood was delighted after seeing Leicester Lions stage a thrilling comeback to secure a draw with title-chasing Workington.

The Lions earned a 5-1 win in the last heat to salvage a 45-45 result, with Kauko Nieminen coming home first.

Attwood said: "What I was pleased about was heads didn't go down even though a couple of riders didn't perform to their usual standards.

"We've had pleasing displays against Ipswich, Sheffield and Workington."

Nieminen was ably supported by Magnus Karlsson with Iliya Bondarenko and Henning Bager also contributing.

And Lions, who remain second bottom in the table, were also boosted by the return of John Oliver after injury.

Meanwhile, the line-up for the Premier League Fours at Beaumont Park Stadium on Sunday, 7 August has been confirmed.

The event is one of the highlights of the speedway calendar and organisers expect a bumper crowd at the new venue.

Leicester, who are competing in Group 1 along with Somerset and Scottish rivals Glasgow and Edinburgh, will be represented by Kauko Nieminen, Magnus Karlsson, Henning Bager and Jan Graversen.

Workington, Redcar, Sheffield and Ipswich make up Group 2.

Premier League Fours line-up:

Group 1:

LEICESTER: Kauko Nieminen, Magnus Karlsson, Henning Bager, Jan Graversen

SOMERSET: Travis McGowan, Cory Gathercole, Sam Masters, James Holder

EDINBURGH: Kevin Wolbert, Craig Cook, Andrew Tully, Matthew Wethers

GLASGOW: Joe Screen, James Grieves, Theo Pijper, Michal Rajkowski

Group 2:

SHEFFIELD: Ricky Ashworth, Josh Auty, Shane Parker, Emiliano Sanchez

REDCAR: Matej Kus, Jason Lyons, Aaron Summers, Gary Havelock

WORKINGTON: James Wright, Tomas Topinka, Rusty Harrison, Peter Kildemand

IPSWICH: Kevin Doolan, Morten Risager, Lasse Bjerre, Taylor Poole

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