Sam Masters scored 12 points in the SGB Premiership Grand Final first leg. Picture by Jack Cupido.

Sam Masters could have a pivotal role as Wolverhampton Wolves go for Grand Final glory on Wednesday.

Edinburgh Monarchs skipper was unbeaten in his first three rides and finished with 12 points as Wolves edged Swindon Robins 47-42 at The Abbey in the first-leg on Monday.

Former Monarchs star Rory Schlein added 11 at Swindon to put Wolves in the driving seat with the home leg at Monmore.

Aussie-born Schlein warned: “It’s far from over yet though and Wednesday is going to be a massive night at Wolverhampton with all still to play for.”

Meanwhile, the line-up has been confirmed for the SGB Championship Pairs at Sheffield on Sunday (October 8, 3pm).

The meeting was switched to Owlerton after being postponed due to the weather at its traditional staging venue of Somerset the day before the British Grand Prix in July.

Glasgow are in Group A alongside Peterborough, Ipswich, Workington and Scunthorpe.
Edinburgh and Berwick are in Group B with Newcastle, Sheffield, the long-time leaders of the Champiopnship, Redcar and Berwick.

GROUP A: GLASGOW – Richard Lawson/Aaron Summers; PETERBOROUGH – Chris Harris/Ulrich Ostergaard; IPSWICH – Rory Schlein/Danny King; WORKINGTON – Craig Cook/Ty Proctor; SCUNTHORPE – Lewis Kerr/Josh Auty.

GROUP B: EDINBURGH – Sam Masters/Ricky Wells; NEWCASTLE – Steve Worrall/Stuart Robson; SHEFFIELD – Kyle Howarth/Lasse Bjerre; REDCAR – Ben Barker/Charles Wright; BERWICK – Kevin Doolan/David Howe.