SOMERSET Rebels continued their sparkling early season form with a 59-25 annihilation of the Peterborough panthers on Friday night.

The Rebels hit the Panthers with an opening volley of scoring, which had the visitors reeling behind a 21-9 score line by heat five, and throwing in their first tactical ride one race later.

Proceedings were called to a halt slightly early, with rain wiping out the final heat of the evening - as the Rebels posted another three league points over a mainly lacklustre Panther side.

The measure of the Rebels dominance was the fact that not only did Nick Morris (11+1) and Pontus Aspgren (14+1) record paid maximums, but the rider replacement rides also recorded what would have been a paid maximum of 9+3.

It was a superb all round performance, with every member of the six man team contributing good points.

The seventh man, Brady Kurtz, was there and cheering on his team mates to a superb victory.

The 'Rider of the Night' award, presented by Rebels Press Officer, Ian Belcher, went to Pontus Aspgren.

Aspgren was recording his second paid maximum in Rebels colours, at the same time as suffering badly with a heavy cold, and feeling distinctly unwell.

The Rebels now have only three league matches left before the play offs, at home next week they entertain the Berwick bandits, followed by home and away matches against Workington. They are currently still top of the league, but others below have matches in hand.