RESERVE flyer Drew Kemp was relieved to walk away relatively unscathed after a nasty-looking crash against Edinburgh Monarchs last night.

The 19-year-old was in fine form, with 5+1 from his two rides, prior to being called into heat eight in place of Nathan Ablitt at Wimborne Road.

But he failed to finish that race and there was instant concern as medical staff and riders surrounded the talented teen, after he flew over the handlebars and suffered a heavy landing, when his bike locked up as he went around bend two, looking to clinch another paid maximum.

After some treatment, Kemp was back on his feet and thankfully walked himself back to the pits.

"I'm as good as I can be," said Kemp after the meeting.

"I got away with it pretty lightly, to be honest. It could've been a lot worse.

"But that's speedway at the end of the day, there's going to be a few of them over the years, so you've just got to get on with it really."

Kemp continued racing, but was visibly not at his best, failing to score from two more rides after his heavy fall.

"It wasn't my best rides," admitted Kemp.

"I didn't feel too bad when I was actually riding, but it's always going to a little bit there mentally, but I apologise for those last two rides.

"It wasn't my best riding, but I'll be back on it for the next home meeting and get back to winning ways hopefully."

Team boss Neil Middleditch said: "Drew winded himself as he went down and suffered a bit of a gash on his hand.

"It could have been a lot, lot worse, but he came out again and wanted to give it a go, but obviously he wasn't 100 per cent and so we didn't see the true Drew in his last two rides."