Monarch Cheetahs slip to defeat away to clinical Plymouth

Three home heat advantages in the concluding three races meant the Monarch Oxford Cheetahs slipped to a 55-35 defeat away to Plymouth Gladiators on Tuesday evening.

The Monarch Cheetahs made a promising start to the evening and led 5-7 after two races following skipper Scott Nicholls’ opening race win. Despite a 5-1 courtesy of Dillon Ruml and Troy Batchelor in heat six, the Gladiators won 11 of the night’s 15 heats – ultimately denying Cheetahs any chance of securing a consolation bonus point.

Oxford return to action on Wednesday night at home to Redcar Bears. Tickets can be purchased by visiting our ticketing page here.

Plymouth Gladiators  = 55

1. Paul Starke (Guest) 0,0,3,2′ = 5+1
2. Alfie Bowtell 2,1,3,2′ = 8+1
3. Ben Barker 2′,2′,2,3,3 = 12+2
4. Michael Palm Toft 3,3,1′,2′,1 = 10+2
5. Hans Andersen 3,3,2,3 = 11
6. Ben Morley (Guest) 3,1,2′,0,3 = 9+1
7. Richard Andrews (Guest) Fx,F,0 = 0

Oxford Cheetahs = 35

1. Scott Nicholls 3,1,1,1,2 = 8
2. Kyle Newman 1,0,1 = 2
3. Jack Thomas 1,2,Tx,1′ = 4+1
4. Cameron Heeps 0,1,0,1 = 2
5. Troy Batchelor 2,2′,3,3,0 = 10+1
6. Dillon Ruml 1,3,0,1,2,0 = 7
7. Nathan Stoneman (Guest) 2,0,0,0 = 2