Stoke Potters 38 - Warriors 22
With the Warriors having to send a scratch team to the Potteries to fulfil this oft postponed fixture, it was no real surprise that the Island side returned south pointless after a chaotic evening at the Loomer Road stadium last night.
The home side planned to run their two remaining home fixtures against Buxton and the Warriors back to back starting at 18.00 however riders were delayed in traffic en-route and racing did not get under way until 18.20. With a 21.30 curfew in place there was little room for unexpected hold-ups. It was clear from heat 1 that track conditions would make gating all important with soft and spongey areas on the inside of the circuit forcing riders to the best / only racing line tight up to the air fence.