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Speedway: Bears In Disappointing Home Defeat

Redcar SG Petch Bears fell to a disappointing  49-41 defeat at home to an admittedly impressive Sheffield team on Friday night at the Media Prima Arena. Sheffield are currently top of the Championship, and showed why on what was a close night until heat 15. The Bears only registered 3 heat winners all night, with two of the Tigers recording paid maximums on their way to a 4 point league win. Despite the eventual scoreline, it was tight throughout the meeting, and indeed ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Sheffield Preview

Friday night is speedway night this week, as the Redcar SG Petch Bears take on table topping Sheffield Tigers at the Media Prima Arena with the normal 7:30pm start. The Bears will be looking to continue their good home form, after beating Berwick 54-39 last week and keep the pressure on the top 4 as the season begins to enter its final stages. They will also be buoyed by the excellent second place at the Championship Fours last Sunday, a result that will no doubt give the whole side ....


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Speedway: Bears Defeat Bandits

Redcar SG Petch Bears kept up their charge for a play-off spot with a 54-39 win over the Berwick Bandits at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. On a night punctuated with a number of restarts, the Bears took control of the meeting early on and led by 8 after 4 heats. Heat 5 produced the heat of night, with ex-Bear Jye Etheridge taking a superb victory over Ben Barker and Jonas B Andersen. All 3 riders swapped places throughout the heat but Jye held on superbly. Sadly for Jye, ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Berwick Preview

Redcar SG Petch Bears will aim to build on last week’s victory against Workington, as they take on the Berwick Bandits at the Media Prima Arena this Thursday (7:30pm). The Bears ran out 49-44 winners last Thursday, and whilst manager Jitendra Duffill was pleased with the victory but slightly disappointed Workington escaped with a league point: “I was pleased with last week’s performance against Workington and we deserved the 3 points we took from the meeting. ....


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Bears Take All 3 Points

Redcar SG Petch Bears returned to winning ways as they beat the Workington Comets 49-44 at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. It was a tight meeting to start off with, with the first 5 heats being shared 3-3. Jason Garrity and Ellis Perks took a maximum 5-1 in heat 6 however to send their Bears on the way to victory, although the final score does not really show how comfortable the victory was. By the end of heat 10 the Bears were 14 points up, with Chris Harris then winning ....


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Redcar Sg Petch Bears V Workington Comets

Redcar SG Petch Bears will be looking to get back to winning ways this Thursday when they take on the Workington Comets at the Media Prima Arena (7:30pm start). The SG Petch Bears jinx against the Peterborough Panthers continued last week, with a 45-45 draw at home followed by a 53-39 defeat at Peterborough on Sunday. There was some excellent racing on Thursday night, and manager Jitendra Duffill admits a draw was about the right result: “I came away from our meeting against ....


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Speedway: Bears And Panthers In Thrilling Draw

Redcar SG Petch Bears and the Peterborough Panthers played out a hard fought 45-45 draw at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. It was an enthralling meeting which had a bit of everything, with a draw probably being a fair result on the night. On a night of close, hard fought racing, neither side had more than a 4 point advantage as the pendulum swung one way then another. Heat 13 was the standout heat of the night, with Charles Wright battling superbly with Jack Holder and Richie ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Peterborough Preview

Redcar SG Petch Bears take on familiar opponents this Thursday, as the Peterborough Panthers return to the Media Prima Arena in the second of 3 clashes between the teams this week (7:30pm start). Whilst the Bears suffered defeat away to Peterborough on Sunday, they did record a convincing win at home against Scunthorpe last Thursday. It was an excellent all round performance from the Bears, and manager Jitendra Duffill was delighted with the result: “Last week I asked our ....


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Bears Back On Track

  Redcar SG Petch Bears returned to winning ways on Thursday night, with a convincing 61-32 victory over the Scunthorpe Scorpions at the Media Prima Arena. After last week\'s defeat to the Peterborough Panthers, the Bears needed a win to get their play off chances back on track and they started off tonight in electric fashion. Four 5-1s and a 4-2 in the opening 5 races saw the Bears take a 24-6 lead and they never looked back. It was a dominating performance by the Bears, and ....


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Speedway Bears Fall To Disappointing Defeat

Redcar SG Petch Bears quest for a play-off place suffered a blow as they lost 52-40 to the Peterborough Panthers at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. With the track being damp after a pre-meeting downpour, gating was always going to be at a premium and it was the Panthers who had their gating gloves on all night. The Bears only registered 4 heat wins all evening on what was a disappointing night for the play off chasing team. To make matters worse, a heat 7 crash between ....


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Speedway: Bears In Comfortable Win

Redcar SG Petch Bears closed the gap to the top 4 in the league, with a 52-40 win over the Edinburgh Monarchs at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday. On a warm evening on Teesside, it was the Monarchs who started the faster with a 4-2 in heat 1 thanks to Sam Masters and the returning Theo Pijper. That was as good as it got for the Monarchs however, with Coty Garcia and Danny Ayres getting a 5-1 to give the Bears a lead which they never relinquished. With the Monarchs 10 points adrift ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Edinburgh

Redcar SG Petch Bears will be looking to keep their home run going with a win against the league leading Edinburgh Monarchs at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start).    The Bears had a convincing win against local rivals Newcastle last week, and manager Jitendra Duffill was thankful for the 3 guests on show and their clubs for helping out the patched up Bears: “Last week was a very convincing victory for us and I expected a much tougher contest. I have to ....


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Speedway: Redcar In Comfortable Derby Win

Injury hit Redcar SG Petch Bears ran out comfortable 55-37 winners against the Newcastle Diamonds at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The Bears went into the meeting without four of their normal starting lineup, but the 3 Bears and 3 guests put on a superb performance to give Redcar the 3 points on the night. After an opening heat 3-3. the Bears took a 5-1 in heat two thanks to Coty Garcia and guest Liam Carr and never looked back. Robert Lambert and Steve Worrall provided good ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Newcastle Preview

Redcar SG Petch Bears go into this Thursdays meeting against local rivals Newcastle battling injuries and rider availability - but still determined to get one over our Geordie friends! As Bears manager Jitendra Duffill points out, the injury hit Bears had another night to forget last Friday at Edinburgh as their injury jinx struck again: “We go into this Thursday\'s fixture little patched up. Jason, Charles, Coty and Danny have all picked up injuries in the last 2 ....


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Speedway - Redcar V Glasgow Abandoned

Last night’s SG Petch Bears meeting against Glasgow was abandoned after 9 heats, following a massive crash involving Redcar\'s Coty Garcia and Glasgow\'s Richard Lawson. Lawson took a heavy fall into the airfence, but unfortunately momentum took Coty over the airfence and almost into the crowd on the second bend. Miraculously, both riders managed to get up and walk away, although once he returned to the pits and the adrenaline wore off Garcia was in a lot of discomfort and the ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Glasgow

Redcar SG Petch Bears face possibly their toughest task of the season, as they take on 2nd place Glasgow Tigers at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start).  Both sides go into the meeting in good form, with the Bears coming into the meeting off the back of the large 50-34 win away at Berwick on Saturday. We will be missing a couple of members of the team on Thursday - Jonas B Andersen is riding in his native Denmark and we will be using rider replacement to cover his ....


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Speedway: Bears Return To Winning Ways

Redcar SG Petch Bears returned to winning ways with a comfortable 51-42 victory over the Scunthorpe Scorpions at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. It was a great team effort from the Bears, who were missing Ben Barker due to an accident suffered at home on Thursday morning. Our best wishes go to Ben, who spent Thursday in hospital. The meeting started off with a minutes silence to pay respects to the victims of the tragic incident in Manchester on Monday night. The meeting itself ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Scunthorpe Preview

Redcar SG Petch Bears will look to get back to winning ways this Thursday, as they take on Scunthorpe Scorpions at the Media Prima Arena with a prompt 7:30pm start. Injury hit Bears suffered defeat at home to Workington last time out, losing their 100% home record in the process. Bears manager Jitendra Duffill was disappointed, but is keen not to panic: \"It was obviously very disappointing to lose at home last week against Workington. I said before the meeting that we were vulnerable as we ....


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Speedway: Bears Lose 100% Home Record

Redcar SG Petch Bears battled hard, but fell to a 48-42 defeat to the Workington Comets at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The Comets came to Teesside full of confidence, and with a side full of riders who ride the Media Prima well and proved just too strong for the Bears on the night. Team GB international Craig Cook led the Comets superbly with 13 points, with great support from ex Bear Ty Proctor and Matt Williamson. For the Bears, Ben Barker was again excellent ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Workington

After a week’s break, this Thursday sees the Redcar SG Petch Bears return to the Media Prima Arena as they take on the Workington Comets in Championship action (7:30pm start prompt.) It has been a tough couple of weeks for the Bears, with injuries and other commitments taking their toll resulting in away defeats at Glasgow and Sheffield. Ellis Perks will again miss the meeting following his nasty crash at Poole, sustaining a suspected hairline fracture of his kneecap and ....


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Speedway: Bears Travel To Sheffield

There is no action at the Media Prima Arena this Thursday, as the SG Petch Bears instead travel to Sheffield to take on the Tigers in Championship action (7:30pm start). Sheffield, like the Bears, have started the season well and at home especially are a very strong side and it shapes up to be a cracking contest. The Tigers have a couple of names very familiar to Bears fans in ex-number 1 Lasse Bjerre and Bears asset Rob Branford.  The Bears will be without Danish star Jonas B ....


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Bears In Narrow Victory Against The Bandits

  Redcar SG Petch Bears continued their good form with a 49-43 win over the Berwick Bandits, but were made to work hard by a determined Berwick side at the Media Prima Arena. The meeting stated well for the Bears, with two heat wins from Charles Wright helping the Bears to a 10 point lead after just 5 heats. Berwick dug in well however and battled their way back into the meeting with heat wins for the impressive Kevin Doolan and Steve Worrall. A heat 12 5-1 for the Bears eased ....


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Redcar Bears V Berwick Bandits Championship Thursday 4th May

After a good 7 days, the SG Petch Bears return to the Media Prima Arena this Thursday as they take on the Berwick Bandits in Championship action, with a prompt 7:30 start. After the Bears comfortable win over Newcastle last week, the Bears also took two points from the clash away at Workington in a 45-45 draw.  Bears manager Jitendra Duffill reflected on the previous week’s meetings:  “What a result that was last week! I expected a close meeting but our boys put in an ....


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Dominant Bears In Derby Win

Redcar SG Petch Bears continued their impressive start to the season with a dominant 58-34 win over local rivals the Newcastle Diamonds at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. With the afternoon showers, the track was slightly tricky at the start of the meeting and a good start was going to be crucial. At the second time of asking in heat 1, the Bears notched a 5-1 and never looked back. The impressive Ellis Perks won heat two on his way to a career best 15+2 score, the day ....


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Speedway: Bears Maintain 100% League Record

Redcar SG Petch Bears made it 2 wins from 2, with an excellent all round team performance to beat the Ipswich Witches 54-35 on Thursday night at the Media Prima Arena. Every single Bear registered at least a paid win, but the night was marred with an injury to Ipswich rider Nico Covatti in heat 12. Covatti and his team mate Danyon Hume came together going into the third bend, with Covatti coming off worse and receiving lengthy on track treatment before being transferred to hospital. ....


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