Newport Wasps 65 Glasgow Tigers 25.

NEWPORT Mike Manning Audio Wasps have one hand on the British Premier League Knockout Cup after completely overwhelming the champions-elect at their Queensway Meadows Stadium home on Saturday night.

Everyone of Wasps' sevens-strong side was in outstanding form in helping take a highly-commanding lead into Sunday afternoon's second leg at Glasgow.

The Wasps posted no less than nine 5-1 maximum victories on a night when the hapless visitors could only muster one heat win - a 4-2 success for Nick Morris and Richard Sweetman in race seven.

There was some magnificent individual riding by dashing Dane Charlie Gjedde, Australian ace Jason Doyle and influential skipper Leigh Lanham, while Swedish stars Robin Aspegren and Ander Mellgren also had the bit between their teeth.

Wasps' Australian reserves, Mark Jones and Todd Kurtz, outshone Glasgow pair David Bellego and Theo Pijper by 14-2 and this proved the rock on which the home side build this brilliant win.

However this was very much a collective effort and put the Wasps in touching distance of picking up silverware for the first time since their 1999 Premier Trophy win over Edinburgh Monarches.

Newport Mike Manning Audio Wasps 65: 1 - Charlie Gjedde 12+2(5); 2 - Anders Mellgren 9+2(4); 3 - Robin Aspegren 6+3(4); 4 - Jason Doyle 13(5); 5 - Leigh Lanham 11(4); 6 - Mark Jones 6+3(4); 7 - Todd Kurtz 8+1(4).

Glasgow Tigers 25: 1 - Joe Screen (capt) 3(4); 2 - Michael Rajkowski 0(4); 3 - Nick Morris 13(5); 4 - Richard Sweetman 2(4); 5 - James Grieves 5(5); 6 - David Bellego 1(4); 7 - Theo Pijper 1(4).

* Sunday's second leg in Glasgow is scheduled to start at 4pm.