French pol­ish shines through

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

FLY­ING French­man Mat Tre­sar­rieu had mixed emo­tions af­ter a fine home de­but for Pan­thers.

The new re­serve re­cruit, back in speedway af­ter an ab­sence of around two-and-a-half years, came good late on to fin­ish with 5+3 as Pan­thers saw off Ip­swich 50-39 on Mon­day.

He had started with two dis­tant last places and ad­mit­ted: “I didn’t know which bike to use but I ob­vi­ously picked the wrong one. I changed af­ter two rides and then did well. It was spe­cial to make a good start for the club.”

ONE Pan­thers as­set has re­placed an­other at Ip­swich.

Claus Viss­ing has been axed by the Witches af­ter en­dur­ing a night­mare at Al­wal­ton on Mon­day night when he failed to score and twice slammed into the start­ing tapes.

His place goes to Ales Dryml who lasted only three meet­ings here be­fore be­ing a vic­tim of Pan­thers’ big shakeup last week.

AXED Pan­thers man Lewis Bridger has per­formed a u-turn by elect­ing to stay at new club Coven­try un­til the end of the sea­son.

The 20 year-old joined the Bees in a swap deal that saw Rory Sch­lein join the city club as part of both clubs’ ma­jor mid-sea­son over­hauls.

But Bridger had been widely ex­pected to re­turn to par­ent club Eastbourne, who had al­ready pub­licly an­nounced his cap­ture and the fact they were ax­ing for­mer Pan­thers man Lukas Dryml to make way for Bridger.

How­ever, the for­mer Bri­tish Un­der 21 cham­pion, said: “At the be­gin­ning of the year I chose to have a sea­son away from Eastbourne and noth­ing has changed there.”

ADAM Roynon’s hor­ri­ble run of in­juries has con­tin­ued.

The Cum­brian ace, who was set to ride for Pan­thers this sea­son un­til the au­thor­i­ties blocked the move, suf­fered a bro­ken an­kle on Sun­day. Roynon crashed while rid­ing for Stoke in a Premier League fix­ture at New­cas­tle.

Roynon missed most of 2008 af­ter break­ing his leg and was then side­lined for the whole of 2009 with a bro­ken neck sus­tained in a freak smash at a GB pre-sea­son train­ing get-to­gether.

ONE man back on track af­ter se­ri­ous in­jury is Hen­ning Bager.

The pop­u­lar Dane suf­fered a badly bro­ken leg in Pan­thers’ fi­nal meet­ing of last sea­son against Wolver­hamp­ton.

It was ini­tially feared he could miss the 2010 cam­paign, but he is al­ready a cou­ple of weeks into his come­back with Premier League club Red­car.

Bager has been re-united with his old Pan­thers skip­per Gary Have­lock in the North-East - and 1992 world cham­pion ‘Havvy’ has backed his old pal to be a suc­cess de­spite a slow start.

He said: “He’s com­ing back from a bad in­jury but I know he’ll show us what he can do.”

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