SPEEDWAY: STOKE Easy Rider Potters turned in a classy away performance to hold Exeter to a narrow 46-44 win on Monday.
The visitors started brightly with a 4-2 score in heat one as Alan Mog-ridge headed Mark Lemon with Paul Clews picking up third place. But Exeter soon levelled, and the lead changed heat by heat.
The Potters were four points up after heat 11 but maximum points in the next two put the Falcons four up.
Heat 14 was drawn and though Mogridge won heat 15 a second place saw Exeter home.
Manager John Adams said: 'It was a terrific team effort that should give us confidence. We coped well with whatever they threw at us and it was the two maximum scores in heats 12 and 13 that did for us.
'Not many teams will hold Exeter to two points down here. Peter Carr looked vibrant, Barrie Evans had a belting meeting and young Jack Hargreaves was on the pace.'
The Potters may stage two home meetings in three days this Bank Holiday weekend following the rain off against Edinburgh last Saturday.
The Monarchs still have an outside chance of reaching the Premier Trophy semis and the fixture needs to go ahead. Dave Tattum is still considering a Monday clash just two days after hosting Hull in the league.