An­niver­sary win for the Pan­thers

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Pan­thers en­joyed a won­der­ful an­niver­sary of their first-ever tro­phy tri­umph by win­ning the same event 40 years on.

The city club roared to SGB Cham­pi­onship Fours glory at the East of Eng­land Arena last Sun­day - thump­ing ri­vals Red­car, Sh­effield and Ip­swich in the fi­nal of the an­nual event.

And a ter­rific per­for­mance from Chris Har­ris (above) , Ul­rich Oster­gaard, Paul Starke and late call-up Si­mon Lam­bert was wit­nessed by the men re­spon­si­ble for open­ing the club’s sil­ver­ware col­lec­tion in the same event back in 1977. Ian Clark, Kevin Hawkins, Andy Hines, Nigel Flat­man and Brian Clark were all on hand to en­joy the suc­cess.

Har­ris, who won all five of his rides dur­ing the event, said: “To put on a show for such a big crowd, and to be able to share the suc­cess with the guys who won it all those years ago, was fantastic.”

The Fours crown was Pan­thers’ first team tro­phy suc­cess for more than a decade.

See pages 114-115

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