Premier League

Plymouth Devils 54, Somerset Rebels 40

AFTER a convincing 58-34 win on the previous evening, the Somerset Rebels slipped to a 14-point reverse in their return fixture with the Plymouth Devils at the St Boniface Arena on Saturday.

Plymouth provided 12 of the 15 heat winners on the night and the Devils benefited in the fact that most of their last places were run in races where the points were shared - with the Rebels unable to capitalise by taking advantages in those heats.

Sam Simota top scored for the Devils, with a superb 14+1 from the reserve berth, whilst former Rebels Kyle Newman topped his night with a magnificent paid maximum of 11+1.

The Rebels top man was skipper Olly Allen, whose 9+1 must have been some consolation after his two previously difficult nights at the SBA. His main support came from Todd Kurtz with 7+1.

The Rebels now have a day off, before embarking on the second half a marathon run of seven matches in 11 days, which started with yesterday’s Sky TV televised meeting away at the Owlerton Stadium, where they take on the Sheffield Tigers.

From there they head back to the Oaktree Arena for two home matches, firstly on Tuesday, again against Sheffield, and then on Friday, when Ipswich are the visitors, before heading to the East of England Showground, Peterborough, for the Premier League Four Team Championship.