Despite the track being flooded just two hours prior to the start and being somewhat on the heavy side, the meeting produced some interesting racing. Heat one opened with a 6-4 from Venson and Doughty over Lawrence and Chris Lee, in the next Lauren Davies rode a clever first bend to take the lead, her partner Burns joining her before the end of the lap to gain a 7-3 over Sleight and Czarkowski. The Edinburgh boys fought back though, a heat seven 6-4 from Hewitson and McPherson bringing them to within two points of the Monarchs.

The second half opened and finished with 7-3 heat advantages to the home side, in between the visitors had five heat winners but could never make inroads into the deficit. However the final score ended up looking a little more comfortable than the close racing would suggest. Mikey Hewitson was, as expected, the Scots powerhouse, Jake Sleight backed up well whilst both Chris Lee and Marcin Czarkowski looked like good prospects.

Lauren Davies headed the score chart and showed yet again that she should never be underestimated, Liam Wood chipped in with a couple of second places which all bodes well for the future.

Leicester 98 (Lauren Davies 18, Kev Burns 15+4, Craig Marchant 15+3, Nick Whitehead 15, Norm Venson 14+1, Ash Doughty 10+2, Liam Wood 9, Jenna Whitehead 2)

Edinburgh 91 (Mikey Hewitson 16, Jake Sleight 15, Lee Lawrence 13, Chris Lee 11, Marcin Czarkowski 9, Neil McPherson 9+1, Mark Lee 7+3, Douglas Morgan 2)


Leicester 58 (Luke Whitehead 14, Liam Doughty 10, Mia Duckham 9, Sarah Olsen 9)

Edinburgh 72 (Marcin Czarkowski 16, Douglas Morgan 15, Mark Lee 13)