4th Dec, 2016

Back-to-back wins pleases Coventry Storm boss Laurence Rogers

Steve Carpenter 9th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE TRACK conditions may not have been up to Laurence Rogers’ standards but the Coventry Storm boss was delighted to make it two wins out of two over the weekend in Stoke on Saturday.

A resounding 38-22 victory ensured back-to-back wins for Storm in the space of 24 hours which propelled them up to third in the National League table.

Rogers’ side came away from Loomer Road with all four points from a meeting that was abandoned in Heat 10 due to the track conditions.

Ryan Terry-Daley enjoyed a sensational return to his home track of 2015 as he struck a paid maximum from three rides, Conor Dwyer kept up his fine run of form as he dropped just a point from his three outings and points elsewhere were in plentiful supply too.

Conditions were tricky from the start after a downpour in the build-up to the meeting, and with rain again falling during Heats 9 and 10 and the result in no real doubt, proceedings were abandoned at that stage.

Manager Rogers said: “We went there for the points obviously, but it wasn’t good speedway and I actually asked the referee after Heat 4 to consider calling it off.

“The track had been heavily watered during the afternoon, and then when the rain came it was getting dangerous and riders couldn’t turn. They did some remedial track work, but it never really improved – we got to Heat 10 but it perhaps could and should have been called off earlier.

“But our boys were tremendous. They got on with it and they scored all the way through the order right down from Ryan’s paid maximum and Conor only dropping one point, so it’s been a very good weekend for us.”