Blue moon but Lunna backs Tigers for glory

Evening Times - - RACING - SPORTSWIDE

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

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