Still no date set for trip to Ed­in­burgh

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Pro­moter Ged Rath­bone is fight­ing to en­sure Pan­thers’ fi­nal fix­ture goes ahead.

The city club have failed to agree a date for their trip to Ed­in­burgh be­fore the Mon­day (Septem­ber 19) cut-off date for it to count to­wards the stand­ings for the play-offs.

And with Pan­thers still bat­tling to se­cure a spot in the top six, that is a far from sat­is­fac­tory sit­u­a­tion for Rath­bone.

He has now called for the Bri­tish Speed­way Pro­mot­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion( B SPA) to in­ter­vene - by ei­ther push­ing back the cut-off date or award­ing his side the meet­ing.

Rath­bone said :“Ed­in­burgh of­fered us to­mor­row (Fri­day) but we couldn’t ac­cept as we have four rid­ers with prior com­mit­ments and wouldn’t have been granted a fa­cil­ity for any of them.

“They then of­fered us Septem­ber 23 but that is af­ter the cut-off so I’ ve con­tacted the BSPA man­age­ment com­mit­tee to see if the cut-off date can be put back due to the ex­cep­tional cir­cum­stances with Ed­in­burgh hav­ing had so many meet­ings rained off this sea­son.

“If that can’t hap­pen, then I only think it is right that we are awarded the points.”

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