Speedway Premier League

Somerset Rebels 62, Glasgow 30

THE Somerset Rebels bounced back from last week's disappointing Knockout Cup exit to beat Glasgow 62-30 at the Oaktree Arena on Friday night.

Somerset went into the match without the services of their Swedish recruit Pontus Aspgren, who was side-lined due to a broken bone in his hand, following a spill at Newcastle last Sunday, while Glasgow also had their injury problems with Belle Vue's Michael Palm Toft replacing Dimitri Bergé at reserve.

Team manager Harry May was delighted with the result and praised the performance of his side.

He said: "The boys were really on it tonight and were in superb form throughout, never letting Glasgow even a sniff of causing a possible upset.

“Going into the match without Pontus (Aspgren) and having to use rider replacement is never ideal as it can place additional strain on the other six riders, but they made light of Pontus' absence and were simply too hot for Glasgow to handle and we were more than good value for our 32-point win."