Reports and results week ending 4 September 2011
Ipswich v Norwich
Location: Ipswich Cycle Speedway, Ipswich, Suffolk
Event: 4 September 2011
Report: Sharon Stant
Ipswich went into this league fixture knowing only a win would do to keep their hopes alive of a first league title challenge and would be looking to eat into a thirteen point advantage their Norfolk neighbours have after the first two matches between these heavyweights.
All started well for the Suffolk side with Barker moving at the tapes in the first heat and thou Ian Grange went on to win the heat the Suffolk outfit were content to take the 5-4 on offer, the following two heats were shared heat four saw Ipswich score an unlikely 7-0 when first Barker took down his team mate Parkins. Then the unthinkable happened when for some reason the Norwich pairing returned to the pits without crossing the finish line, both riders were deemed not to have finish the race.
Two more shared heats followed before heat 7 saw Norwich claim a 6-4 to close the gap to six points , Ipswich responded with a 6-4 in the next and a shared heat just before the break saw the Suffolk club eight points to the good half time score 47 - 39.
To Norwich credit they came out in the second period fired up and claimed heats 10 and 11 with two 6-4's to close to within four points, heat 12 saw Cossey get his marching orders for moving under orders, the Suffolk side took full advantage to record a 7-2 win and move nine points clear.
The next two heats were once again shared before disaster in heat 15 when going round the first turn the Norwich riders came together, then Barker was lapped to conclude a nightmare afternoon's racing, his third exclusion of the afternoon. However, the drama didn't stop there with Ipswich going into the last heat 14 points to the good and coming off the inside grids they were looking to pile more misery on their opponents only to suffer two tape exclusions.
This just took the shine off what was a superb all-round team performance and though they might have had the chance of wiping out that advantage, it sets it up nicely for a winner takes all at Eaton Park as long as both teams remain unbeaten till then.
Ipswich 89: Josh Brooke 15, Ashley Hill 14, George Solomon 13, Leon Mower 13,
Jamie Chittock 12, Richard Williamson 12, Dan Pike 8, Lewis Roberts 2.
Norwich 82: Ian Grange 19, Lee Grange 17, Dan Chambers 14, Josh Colby 10,
Leigh Cossey 9, Jason Barker 6, Oliver Riley 4, Alan Parkins 3.
Referee: Richard Hunt (Norfolk)
South East Youth League
Ipswich claimed the league title this afternoon with masterful display of team riding and put their nearest rivals to the sword with no mercy taking their winning streak to fifteen matches.
In fact their last defeat was to Norwich at Eaton Park in April 2009, many of the present team still have two more years at this level and would take a brave man to bet against them lifting the trophy for years to come with younger riders knocking on the door with the likes of Chaplin, the Harvey's brothers and Warner just to name a few the future looks bright at this level.
This is no surprise to the present crop with most of them being part of the Suffolk team South East Division Two squad that looks on course to retain its title as well, but credit to the Norfolk team who didn't drop their heads with the brother sister combination Oli and Danielle Riley spear heading the Norwich attack and the likes of young gun Mason Parkins who looks a real talent the future.
Daniel Knights looked untouchable and wasn't beaten by a Norfolk rider to finish on 19+1 ,while team captain Charlie Rumbold led by example recording a fine 22+2 from six rides, while Terry Gilbert-Rolfe can be pleased with his afternoon's work scoring 11 points .
Ipswich 100: Charlie Rumbold 22, Daniel Knights 19, Richard Fellgett 17, Will Clark 14,
Matthew Hill 11, Terry Gilbert-Rolfe 11, Fraser Harris 6.
Norwich 60: Rob Warminger 13, Oliver Riley 12, Danielle Riley 11, Mason Parkins 10,
Dane Parkins 6, Owen Wells 4, Rohan Ewbank 4.
Referee: Dave Hill (Suffolk)
East London B v Kesgrave
Location: East London Cycle Speedway, London
Event: 4 September 2011
Report and images: Brian Barnett
East London having only a team of five riders were able to defeat a spirited Kesgrave team.
East London opened the match with a 7-3 with a pairing of Neil Lester and Dave Tulloch. This pairing maintained this scoring for three races they rode together.
Kesgrave's Gary Brown winning four races, until heat 13, when he was held at the back with the team riding of East London's Dave Tolloch and Steve Woodroof.
Credit should be given to both teams, Kesgrave having a team of younger riders then East London. Kesgrave's performance was great, never giving up with East London's team of five riders calling on their experience to defeat Kesgrave.
East London 87 Kesgrave 71
Hethersett v Great Blakenham
Location: Hethersett Cycle Speedway, Hethersett
Event: 4 September 2011
Hethersett Hawks had a surprise double victory over Suffolk side Gt Blakenham at the Memorial Playing Field. Both teams were well down on full strength and the Hawks made early mistakes to give Blakenham the lead by heat 8.
Vets Dave Chambers and Roger Carter put the Hawks in front with a 7-3 win in heat 10 and a last bend win by man-of-match Johnson in heat 12 increased the lead. Olly Buxton and Chambers put together another 7-3 before Phil Adams rode a strong race to defeat British Vets Champion Jason Ashford.
Cousins Calvin and Scott Grimes sealed the match with a 7-3 win in heat 17 and it was a true team performance with Richard Wiltshire getting three third places in his first-team debut.
Hethersett 96: P.Adams 17, S.Grimes 14, A.Johnson 14, O.Buxton 14, C.Grimes 12, R.Carter 11, D.Chambers 8, R.Wiltshire 6.
Gt.Blakenham 84: Lewis Osborne 20, Jason Ashford 17, Will Page 16, Will Jennings 12, Terry Ashford 7, Sam Turling 6, Sam Broom 3, Vlad Simmons 3.
In the Division 2 match it was a similar story as Hethersett used nine riders to Blakenham's six and just rode sensibly to keep increasing their lead. Johnson and Scott Grimes were unbeaten.
Hethersett B 87: O.Buxton 13, S.Grimes 12, A.Johnson 12, C.Grimes 11, M.Perkins 10, T.Collins 8, D.Chambers 8, R.Carter 8, R.Wiltshire 5.
Gt.Blakenham 72: Will Page 17, Sam Turling 15, Will Jennings 14, Terry Ashford 14, Vlad Simmons 7, Sam Broom 5.
Hull v Bury
Location: Hull Cycle Speedway, East Yorkshire
Event: 4 September 2011
Report: Andy Schofield
Bury started their Northern League fixture at Hull in a determined manner with a 6-4 to Chris Parish/Paul Dyson but the home side replied with a similar win for Adam Stephenson/Graham Storey.
Light rain was helping the track conditions but was making starting tricky on a greasy gate. Andy Angell took his first race as British Champion in heat 3 and teamed up with Ben Swanborough for a 7-3. Hull were getting into their stride now and opened up a 16 point lead by the interval. Chris Parish was proving a formidable opponent for Bury holding off the challenge of Andy Angell in heat 5.
The second half started well for the Comets as Neil Howarth/Luke Jamson took a 7-3 as the Hull riders crashed to the floor on the opening bend. Hull quickly stopped any hopes of a Bury comeback with a 7-3 to Graham Storey/Matt Beharrell in the following heat and Matt went on to partner Corey Graham and Andy Angell to maximum race wins in heats 13 and 15. Hull provided 12 heat winners and crucially also filled the minor places which has sometimes been their downfall.
Adam Stephenson raced to an excellent maximum for Hull with Andy Angell and Matt Beharrell dropping only one point and all the side racing well. For Bury Chris Parish was a class act with Neil Howarth and Paul Dyson battling hard for points.
Hull 88: Adam Stephenson 19+1, Matt Beharrell 16+3, Andy Angell 16+3, Corey Graham 15, Ben swanborough 12, Graham Storey 10+1.
Bury 62: Chris Parish 16, Neil Howarth 13+1, Luke Jamson 11+1, Paul Dyson 8+2, Chris Dyson 7, Stephen Ward 5, Will Owens 2.
Despite a 20 point penalty an experienced Bury side comfortably beat a much younger Hull team by 97 points to 73. David Cooper and debutant Matt Fenny won races for Hull with Andy Moody and Andy Cooper teaming up for a couple of drawn heats. Neil Howarth and Luke Jamson were both unbeaten for the visitors with all the side scoring well.
Hull 53+20=73: David Cooper 11, Matt Fenny 11, Andy Moody 10+2, Andy Cooper 9, Katie Greaves 5, Rob Stockton Garner 5, Joe Sewell 1, Charlie Wade 1.
Bury 97: Luke Jamson 18+2, Phil Peach 18+1, Neil Howarth 17+3, Will Owens 16+3, Joe Holleron 15+1, James Elson 13+3.
Wednesfield v Leicester
Location: Wednesfield Cycle Speedway
Event: 4 September 2011
Wednesfield Aces 92: Lee Aris 20, Mark Griffiths 19, Chris Jewkes 18+1, Nick Perry 12+2, Matt Haddock 8, Troy Allen 6, Mick Aris 6, Steve Mulinder 3.
Leicester Monarchs 84: Craig Marchant 18, Kev Burns 14+1, Ryan Hoyland 14+1, Nick Whitehead 10+3, Norman Venson 10+1, Ashley Doughty 9+2, Charlie Cooper 6, Colin Pole 3.
Midland League Division 2
Wednesfield Aces 70: Sam Bough 14+1, Conner Dyke 13, Courtney Aris 13+1, Alex Aris 8+2, Adam Read 8+1, Jack Holdcroft 7, Jordan Holdcroft 4, Harry Everiss 4.
Leicester Lions 59: Liam Wood 19, Chloe Whitehead 10, Luke Whitehead 9+3, Max Barrett 9+1, Elizabeth Ridley 8, Adrian Ridley 4.
South West League Division 1 Results
Exeter 108: Thomas Reed 20, Craig Nethercott 18, Sam Dart 16, Andy Yard 16, Dan Winchester 14, Lauren Hookway 12, Andy Collett 10, Mark Reed 9.
Swindon 71: Andy Hill 19, Danny Harper 17, Dave McKinven 11, Paul Matthews 10, Jim Collier 6, Rob Drewett 6, Aston Fear 5.
Hellingly 85: Neil Hollebon 22 Martin Hollebon 21 Zac Parsons 11 Dave Bonniface 10 Jesse Moore 9 Steve Archer 7 Ben Granville 3 Steve Craddock 2
Newport 95: Mark Carmichael 15 Lee Tippins 14 Ollie Sidwick 14 Chris Davies 13 Jack Harrold 13 Colin Simmons 9 Dave Murphy 9 Ryan Evans 8
Horspath 91: Mark Boaler 19 Lee Clarke 14 Zac Payne 14 Matt Coulter 13 Wayne Clarke 11 Wayne Hutt 10 Jordan Richardson 6 Jake Neighbour 4
East Newport 87: Aaron Hughes 14 Dan Bock 14 Aaron Herbert 13 Matt Davies 13 Rob Absolum 12 Ethan Greenslade 11 Correy B Jones 9 Jason Cutler 1
Southampton v Poole Match postponed due to waterlogged track
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