PLYMOUTH Devils suffered their second successive home defeat when they lost 48-41 to group leaders Rye House in the Premier League Cup at the St Boniface Arena on Friday evening.
The Devils, who have now lost six meets in a row, went down despite some spirited displays by Jack Holder and Morten Risager, who contributed three of the team’s five race wins between them.
Co-promoter Ashley Taylor said: “It was a better performance from the team than last week against Peterborough and young Jack Holder, in particular, put in a courageous performance.
“But we are a bit like a football team without a striker and the match was decided by the respective number one riders.”
Visiting skipper Edward Kennett scored an 18-point maximum from his six rides, while Plymouth ’s Ryan Fisher managed only five points from four outings.
Holder top-scored with 12 (paid 14) for the Devils, winning the home team’s man of the match award from sponsors ‘Dream it. Live it.’
Plymouth: Ryan Fisher 5 (4 rides), Sam Simota 7 (5), Jack Holder 12+2 (6), Morten Risager 10+1 (5), rider replacement for Kyle Newman. Reserves: Ashley Morris 6 +2 (7), Luke Chessell 1 (3).
Rye House: Edward Kennett 18 (6), rider replacement for Nikolaj Jakobsen, Anders Mellgren 10 (6), Steve Boxall 7+2 (5), Robin Aspegren 5+1 (5). Reserves: Oliver Greenwood 3 (3), James Sarjeant 5+1(5).