Grand final heartache for the Rebels

Charles Wright.

Charles Wright. - Credit: Archant

The Somerset Rebels lost the Premier League Championship grand final by just one point on aggregate to the Edinburgh Monarchs.

FOR the second time in three years the Cases Somerset Rebels lost in the Premier League Championship grand final by a single race point, the second leg at Edinburgh’s Scotwaste Arena going down to a last heat decider before Edinburgh clinched the title 96-95 on aggregate.

Somerset took a 12-point lead into the second leg courtesy of their previous night’s 54-42 win over the Monarchs at the Oak Tree Arena.

It all came down the last heat, with Somerset leading by a slender three-point margin on aggregate. Unfortunately, Edinburgh recorded a maximum 5-1 victory as Pontus Aspgren fell on the second lap.

Paul Starke was top scorer on the night with 10, backed up by Nick Morris 9+2, Pontus Aspgren 8+1 and Aaron Summers 6.

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In the first leg, Charles Wright led the scoring with 13+3, helped out by Aspgren (12), Morris (10+1), Starke (8+1) and Todd Kurtz (6+3).

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