PLYMOUTH Devils team manager Lee Trigger made a good choice of guests with Steve Worrall and Ben Barker scoring 18 of the side’s points in a 40-32 Premier League defeat at Berwick on Saturday evening.
The meeting was abandoned after 12 heats because of the 9.30pm curfew at Berwick but the result stands as the minimum requirement of 10 heats had been completed.
Worrall replaced Brady Kurtz, who was racing on the Continent, and scored eight points from three starts while Barker, in for the injured Todd Kurtz, finished with 10 points from four rides.
The Devils were also without injured skipper Kyle Newman and operated the rider replacement to cover his absence.
Jack Holder weighed in with six points from his three rides but Sam Simota failed to score in four outings before withdrawing through injury after a fall in heat 12.
Berwick: Kevin Doolan 7+2 (4 rides), rider replacement for Seb Alden, Theo Pijper 12 (5), Matthew Wethers 5+2 (4) Thomas Jorgensen 9 (3). Reserves: Simon Nielsen 0 (0 – withdrawn), Liam Carr 7+1 (6).
Plymouth: Steve Worrall 8 (3), rider replacement for Kyle Newman, Sam Simota 0 (4), Ben Barker 10 (4), Jack Holder 6 (3). Reserves: Stefan Nielsen 4+1 (6), Ellis Perks 4 (4).
PLYMOUTH are in action again at Newcastle on Sunday evening when they will be without the Kurtz brothers and Kyle Newman while there is also a doubt over the fitness of Sam Simota.
It will again be rider replacement and a guest to cover for Newman and Todd Kurtz, but the replacement situation for Brady Kurtz is likely to be a National League rider as his absence is because he is racing for his Polish club.