Gladiators go so close

The Plymouth Gladiators went agonizingly close to an away victory, before finally falling to a 47-42 loss to The Edinburgh Monarchs.

After leading for all of the meeting, and with a two point lead going into heat 13, a crash between Richie Worrall and Bjarne Pedersen saw the Gladiator withdraw from the meeting.

With Worrall excluded, and Jason Crump having fallen on the first lap, the Monarchs won the re-run 3-2, before taking heat advantages in the final two heats, to take a five point victory, leaving the Gladiators with a consolation away point.

EDINBURGH 47: Josh Pickering 12+1, Sam Masters 10+1, Kye Thomson 10, Richie Worrall 6, Nathan Greaves 5, William Lawson 4+2, Luke Crang 0.

PLYMOUTH 42: Leon Flint 13+1, Bjarne Pedersen 8, Jason Crump 7, Dillon Ruml 6+2, Zane Keleher 5, Zach Cook 2+1, Jason Edwards 1.