Gladiators v Diamonds – Meeting Preview

The Westcolour Gladiators return to action at The Coliseum on Tuesday night (Tapes Up 7.00pm) in a Championship League Fixture against the Newcastle Diamonds.

The Westcolour Gladiators will be seeking a 7th successive Championship League victory at Home to cement their place in the top 6 Play Off positions and following another excellent Away performance at Birmingham last week which deserved far more than a losing Bonus point the Westcolour Gladiators will be very much buoyed by the fact that they are the only side in the League to score more than 40 points in every Match Home and Away; and the significance of their consistently excellent Away performances will be a massive asset when the 2 legged Aggregate Home and Away Play Off period commences later in the season. Plymouth will surely be the side that everyone wishes to avoid in a 2 leg tie, especially considering that they have been without the Leagues outstanding reserve rider Dan Gilkes since mid May.

The Westcolour Gladiators again bring in GB Speedway legend Chris Harris, always very popular with his South Western fan base from his days at Trelawny and Somerset, to cover for injured no 1 Edward Kennett who is due to see a second Specialist about his arm injury on the 30th June. Dan Gilkes is continuing to make progress from his Arm and Rib injuries and we hope to have an exclusive interview on the website with Dan in the next week.

The Wescolour Gladiators will line up with:

Chris Harris

Alfie Bowtell

Ben Barker

Michael Palm-Toft

Hans Andersen

Ben Morley 

Harry McGurk

The Visitors from Newcastle will provide dangerous opposition despite their League position as they include several former Plymouth riders from the Devils era and track specialists from the Clubs NDL era too.

They will operate Rider Replacement for the still missing Bradley Wilson-Dean and bring in Birmingham rider Ashley Morris as a Guest replacement for the injured Australian veteran Matthew Weathers. There is better news for Newcastle fans with the return from injury of the ever-popular Paul Starke and the Diamonds top 5 is completed by Max Clegg who has always performed well at The Coliseum and Grass Track ace James Wright who made a very successful return to the shale last season and who has continued his progress since.

The Diamonds septet is completed by Lee Complin, always an exciting rider to watch who has made a return to the sport this season and Kyle Bickley, who joined the Club last week as a replacement for Andy Smith following his own release somewhat unexpectedly from Berwick Bandits. 

The Newcastle Diamonds will line up:

R/R (for Bradley Wilson Dean)

Ashley Morris

James Wright

Max Clegg

Paul Starke

Lee Complin

Kyle Bickley


A reminder that Children Under 16 will GO FREE at all remaining Coliseum Fixtures in 2022, it was great to see over 50 Children in the Running race at the most recent Championship Match and hopefully we’ll see a similar turn out this week. Full Details of how Individual Families and Groups can take advantage of this Scheme can be found here:

ALL Under 16’s will be handed a FREE SEASON Pass on their first visit provided Parents / Guardians and details will be required for future Draws; Competitions and other exciting opportunities. 

There is not a more exciting spectacle than World Class Speedway on a Stadium Circuit; and we look forward to welcoming our much valued existing Supporters, returning families and new Supporters from across the South West and further afield to our regular Tuesday Night Speedway action.

With the buzz and anticipation growing by the week following the Clubs excellent start to the season another healthy Crowd is anticipated and you can guarantee a Seat and easy access by purchasing Tickets ONLINE prior to the Event from the Clubs ONLINE Ticket Portal here:

A reminder that you can pay on the night by CASH + CARD at all Speedway Fixtures at Plymouth in 2022.

PLEASE NOTE – Access by Card payment at the Stadium is by accessing the Clubs Online Ticket portal on a suitable mobile / android device. There are no specific Card readers. If you do not have a suitable device to allow your secure Card payment to be collected on the Gate, or before you enter from the comfort of your Car in the Park + Ride Car Park (using the link here) there is a secure CASHPOINT at McDonalds Restaurant which you pass when turning in to Coypool Road

A POLITE REQUEST has been made by The Club Management and Turnstile / Entry Staff. It would be appreciated if you could please have EXACT CHANGE for Admission and Programme available if at all possible to avoid delays, especially at peak time between 6.15 and 7.00pm. It would also be very much appreciated, that if you are Entering by Car with multiple occupants, if one person in the vehicle; could collect the Money for Admission and any Programmes and the Car Park Fee to hand over to Gate Staff, as to process one overall transfer of Money will be a lot speedier than 2,3,4 or even 5 separate transactions. Your cooperation in this matter to help speed access for all and to avoid queues and to improve the Customer experience for all. THANK YOU

As always you can be the vital 8th man and the lads would very much welcome your vociferous and enthusiastic support once again, so please bring along a friend and help us to show everyone what a wonderful night of entertainment we get every Tuesday at 7 pm at The Coliseum. 

Gates Open 5.30pm

Pre-Match Rider Parade 6.50pm

Tapes Up 7.00pm

There are numerous Food and Drink (Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic) outlets around the Stadium serving locally produced products.

Numerous Toilets / Disabled Toilets and Washing Facilities 

Our new for 2022 Track Shop is doing a roaring trade with NEW lines every week and well worth a visit.

Car Parking onsite £2.00

36 page Colour Programme £3.00

Image Credit: Jon Sproad