A SECOND successive cycle speedway title for Fife Revolutions could be decided in a nerve-shredding play-off after a dramatic final day on Sunday.

The club, who are based at Queen Anne High School, completed their British Cycling North and Scotland Division Two fixtures at Bury Comets and Astley and Tyldesley in the knowledge that two victories would win them the championship.

The pedal stars had won each of their 10 matches heading into their remaining matches, with Astley and Tyldesley the only side capable of catching them if they won each of their final fixtures.

After a 71-49 success over Bury, the Revolutions made the short journey to take on their title rivals in what proved to be a thrilling encounter, in which the advantage swung from one side to the other.

Despite Fife racing into a five-point lead after heat four, Astley and Tyldesley's Matt Snell, together with Emily Burgess, kept their side in contention before the match turned in heat 10.

Lewis Alsop's bike went from under him, which caused opponent Mick Knowles behind to fall, resulting in an exclusion for Alsop.

That helped the hosts move two points clear and they saw the contest out to win 60-56, meaning that if Astley and Tyldesley win their final match against Sheffield in a fortnight, a play-off at a neutral venue will be needed to decide the destiny of the title.

"The team did well but a wee bit of luck was not on our side," head coach Craig Masson commented.

"The conditions were not on our side and it just got away from us. We knew that if we defeated Bury we'd have a play-off at least and, even though it was close up to the halfway stage, we were able to pull away.

"We then went to A&T and, just as the tapes went up, torrential rain started which made the track conditions really difficult.

"Hopefully, Sheffield can do us a favour, otherwise we'll have one more race to see who will be league champions on a neutral track.

"The guys gave it everything and battled for every point but it was not enough. These things happen but they've ridden well all season."

He added: "It could be a best of three, which would maybe be fitting if it came down to that.

"We've hit our targets; we wanted to be challenging, and everyone has improved, which is fantastic.

"We've got a good crop of eight or nine junior riders coming through, which is good for the future, and I've every faith we can give one last push.

"We'll be up for it again if needs be, and will give it our best shot."

Meanwhile, the club will host round five of the EuroVets Grand Prix, in which the cream of the sport will compete to be crowned over-40s, -50s and -60s champions.

Current and previous world champions, including Paddy Wenn and Norman Venson, will take part in West Fife, and Craig added: "We're really excited. Everyone who has raced on our track has enjoyed it, and we hope these guys will as well."

Saturday's event begins at 1pm.