Blue moon but Lunna backs Tigers for glory
NIKE LUNNA insists Glasgow’s season is still on track for success – despite missing the chance to win at Workington on Saturday night.
The Tigers were 10 points ahead by heat seven at Derwent Park but the Comets fought back to take a 48-45 win.
The Finnish flyer went unbeaten in his first two rides, posting paid-eight in a steady performance at No 2, but was unable to stop the heat-eight tactical double from Mason Campton that sparked the hosts’ revival.
Glasgow still took a consolation point from the meeting to add to their tally at the top of the SGB Championship.
Lunna admitted it was points dropped instead of one gained, but believes it won’t dent the club’s bid to finish at the summit – as they still hold meetings in hand over all their closest rivals after Sunday’s home meeting with Ipswich was rained off.
The 20-year-old said: “We had a big lead and unfortunately the important heat came to me, when I needed to stop the black and white helmet.
“I felt so much faster than Campton but it’s such a difficult track to overtake on and that’s where we started going downhill.
“We maybe threw points away but we all still know we are the strongest team in the league, and it’s only one meeting – we can push back and we still have plenty of meetings in hand over Ipswich and Edin- burgh. We are still in a good place, we need to hope that the luck is on our side next time.”
Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer won a record 10th senior major title as he cruised to victory at the Senior Open Championship.
Langer hit a one-over par 72 in the final round at a blustery Royal Porthcawl to finish four under and win the tournament by three shots from American Corey Pavin.
Phil Taylor won his 16th – and last – World Matchplay title with another stunning performance to see off Scots star Peter Wright.
The 56-year-old romped to an 18-8 win over Wright at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Taylor, who is set to retire at the end of the year, said: “I’ve loved every minute.”
“This has capped everything off for me - this couldn’t have come at a better time for me. It’s a bonus for me, for my grandchildren, for my fans.
“It’s lovely, it really is. I’m finished now – it’s enough.”
Nike Lunna still has faith in Tigers’ push for silverare Picture: Ian Adam