Monday 03 June, 2019
STOKE team boss Adam Isherwood said that he was disappointed to come away without a point after the Potters 50-40 defeat at Leicester on Sunday afternoon.

Isherwood said “It was a difficult meeting and track conditions were far from ideal but the lads all knuckled down and put in a performance but they unfortunately came up short in the end. We had a few spills here and there and a few bike problems for some of the lads as I felt we deserved at least a point in the end which would have meant we’d have collected a point as we did at the Isle of Wight.

“The lads did us proud with the efforts they put in and I have to say thank you to our guest Anders Rowe who put in an absolutely fantastic performance for us today, you’d think he was a permanent Stoke rider the way he got stuck in and put it on the line at times for us and I have to say it was one very special performance from Anders (Rowe) today. If he missed the gate a fought hard from the back and if he made the gate he was gone and he had some terrific races against home skipper Danyon Hume who did really well for the Cubs. He recorded the fastest times of the day he is a young English rider and we always like to use him when we can here at Stoke as we always get on with him and Anders (Rowe) wants to guest for us when he’s available and hopefully the supporters enjoy seeing him race.

“Joe Lawlor had to use his second bike today and he was struggling to get out of the gate, once he got going he was okay until he got close to anyone and then he got filled in meaning he ended up taking his goggles off three times just to see where he was going, his main bike he had mechanical issues with and he just couldn’t gate on his second bike and in the conditions as they were gating was vital.

“We now have to get ourselves together and look towards this weekend’s double-header in the KO Cup where we travel to Plymouth in the first leg on Friday and return to Loomer Road on Saturday night and look to move into the semi-finals.”