But Piotr Protasiewicz's victory in heat three began a sequence of six Polish wins in seven races, and Middleditch's men were unable to stay the pace
Charlton look best equipped to stay the pace
and are still available at 5-4 for the title with Betfred, Boyles and Paddy Power.
Only five of the players who defeated Offaly in the first round last week were selected this week and the Jim Gavin-managed side, predominantly made up of the county's under-21s, were always struggling to stay the pace
He seemed untouchable and mistakes were what other golfers made as they frantically tried to stay the pace
Following on from a fantastic season in the Second Division, Pool's bid to stay the pace
with the big guns next season, will come at a cost to the fans.
West Hartlepool failed to stay the pace
- they ran out of money - and went, patently, into freefall.
And Stanton believes his beloved Hibs can stay the pace
for the rest of the season and secure the runners-up spot behind Martin O'Neill's men.
Now Leeds have their own 'babes' who, carefully nurtured by David O'Leary, are leading the Premiership - and Lorimer feels they have what it takes to stay the pace
Juve, who will be without keeper Gianluigi Buffon, are 10-3 for Serie A this season and, without Champions League distractions, they should be solid enough to stay the pace
EAMONN McCarthy's Newington will travel to Shamrock Park knowing that every member of their squad will have to play to their optium level just to stay the pace
The manager believes Rovers made a 'big improvement' on last season, when they finished close to relegation, in spite of failing to stay the pace
with the top teams in the division.
Some dismissed them as snotty-nosed neo-punks, but they have proved over time that their songwriting could stay the pace