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The Curtain Comes Down But Just For The Winter
Sunday 16th September 2018, 09:42 UK
JEFF KING
Photo: Steve Brock
The Newcastle Boiler Technical Services Diamonds say goodbye to the season that was 2018 with a bumper home programme tonight starting at the earlier time of 5:30pm.
 
The meeting will open with the SGB Championship clash against Workington Comets with The Diamonds looking for a win to sign-off the season for three very important reasons.

They are looking to avenge their heavy defeat to the Cumbrians in the Knock-Out Cup and if they can then they'll end the season in eight place in the Championship, a place many a pundit thought was out their reach before a wheel had turned in anger.

Finally, and most importantly, a win would be a fitting reward for the Brough Park faithful fans to take in to the long winter months before Speedway rolls around next March for what will be The Diamonds 90th Anniversary season.

That the fans, officials, volunteers and riders who may return can close out the campaign safe in the knowledge that they will run in 2019 is perhaps the best measure of success in a season where effort, commitment and togetherness were the watchwords.

After a great effort last night against Lakeside on the road, the same six Diamonds that have been tireless in their efforts this year for Newcastle will take to the track one last time.

Unfortunately there will be no Matej Kus who's season was ended with his crash last week against Scunthorpe, the team Newcastle are hoping to leap frog tonight, so rider replacement once again comes in to play.

For the visitors, in comes Berwick's Brough Park specialist Aaron Summers as a guest for Nicolai Klindt who is in Poland and they will utlise rider replacement for the injured Dan Bewley.

With ex-Diamonds #1 Rene Bach in their ranks, the Comets will be looking to give Newcastle a hard task before the Workington outfit look towards the end of season play-offs.

Newcastle : Ludvig Lindgren, rider replacement for Matej Kus, Ashley Morris, Tero Aarnio, Stuart Robson (c), Carl Wilkinson and Matty Wethers.

Workington : Aaron Summers (g), rider replacement for Dan Bewley, Rasmus Jensen, Rene Bach, Ty Proctor (c), Kyle Bickley and Mason Campton.

Following the seniors' meeting The Club is delighted to be hosting The British Youth 150cc Championship Final which will comprise of 8 riders in 8 qualifying heats and a winner-takes-all final.

In the field Newcastle will be represented by two of their own Gems in Archie Freeman and Danny Smith. Danny has done fantastically well to make the final in his first season in the sport and his progress throughout the campaign means he deserves his spot.

For "BBC Newcastle Radio" star Archie it's the biggest meeting of his burgeoning career so far as he is the red-hot favourite to lift the National title after leading the way in the previous rounds so far.

All will be revealed in a final 2018 meeting that will provide plenty of intrigue, excitement and spectacle to close out another fantastic season of speedway on Tyneside.

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BSPA Averages
Stuart Robson

6.77

Ludvig Lindgren

6.58

Ashley Morris

5.80

Tero Aarnio

5.51

Matej Kus

5.31

Matthew Wethers

4.81

Carl Wilkinson

4.45

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