Wednesday August 24, 2020
PETERBOROUGH captain Ulrich Ostergaard has vowed to put his Newcastle nightmare behind him.

The 'T Balfe Construction' Panthers star endured one of the most frustrating meetings of his long career in a 59-34 defeat at the hands of the Diamonds last Sunday.

Ostergaard crashed in his first ride, touched the tapes in his second outing and then suffered a major mechanical issue which cost him victory in his third race.

He ended the night with only 2+1 points to his name and is desperate to erase the memory of a miserable night by helping Peterborough to revenge when they entertain Newcastle on Friday (7.30pm) in the first of two crucial home meetings during the Bank Holiday weekend.

Ostergaard said: "It was a horrible night and one I just want to forget about.

"I crashed, I touched the tapes and then when I was having a good ride and on course to win heat nine, the top bolt, which holds the engine and frame together, broke on the final lap.

"It turned a 3-3 into a 5-1 to Newcastle, but in all honesty I was probably lucky not to crash again as I could barely control the bike.

"I'm just sorry for the supporters who gave up their time and money to see myself and the team ride so poorly.

"Newcastle is always a tough place to go and we had very little experience of that track in our side.

"But the defeat was still really disappointing and we need to put it right by beating them at the Showground.

"We've got five meetings left to seal our place in the play-offs and four of them are at home.

"Everyone knows our form on our own track has not been the best this year, but now is the time to get it right and pick up the results we need."

Peterborough, who now sit fifth in the Premier League table, then host Redcar on Bank Holiday Monday (7pm).

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