Peterborough Panthers boss hails 'terrific' start

Peter Oakes
Oakes returned to Peterborough ahead of the 2010 season

Peterborough Panthers director of speedway Peter Oakes has said they could not have hoped for a better start to the new season.

Panthers claimed a 62-30 win in the first leg of their challenge match against Coventry at the Showground.

Oakes told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "The silverware is there for the taking, but I suppose we could easily get the reverse scoreline at Coventry.

"We'd certainly love to start the season with a trophy."

Troy Batchelor top scored for the Panthers, whilst new signing Kacper Gomolski picked up an impressive eight paid one.

"There was a lot of good racing and a lot of really good points from us, especially from the new riders to the line-up," he said.

"We've managed to do a super-job on the track given the way our pre-season preparations have gone."

Panthers are set to get their Elite League campaign underway on Good Friday with home and away meets against Coventry.

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