It was a night of sensational speedway at Cowley last night and although Oxford ran out winners on the track, the real winners were the fans who were treated to some classic speedway action.

There was passing galore throughout the meeting and it was the Silver Machine who made the early running, going ahead in the second heat.

The Panthers were in a mean mood however and had gone ahead themselves by heat five. This was clearly a warning shot across the bows to the home side who seemed to lift themselves and they were back in the lead just two heats later and were not to surrender it for the rest of the match.

Greg Hancock showed that he was back to his best with a paid maximum, only his second on home soil this season, and he was ably supported by an aggressive Travis McGowan who scored fourteen, with many of his points coming from the back.

Oxford also received some bad news through the meeting as it appears that Sebastian Ulamek has re-broken his collar bone whilst riding in the Polish pairs Championship. Details remain sketchy however it would appear that the injury may keep him out of the saddle for some time.

Oxford have no home fixture next week and return to Sandy Lane on Friday, August 13th, 2004 when they face the Arena Essex Hammers.



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