Cycle Speedway Weekly Reports
Week Ending 11th April 2010
Poole 97 Exeter 81 - 11th April 2010
Report: Graham Sutton
Exeter provided the majority of the race winners including an immaculate six-ride maximum from Thomas Reed but it was the solid team work of the home side that won the day in terms of league points. Five shared races before the break kept things tight but in heat seven, Sam Hearn teamed-up with Ben Donohue for the first 7-3 of the day to put a little daylight between their team and the visitors.
Three second half race wins from the impressive Craig Nethercott and careful use of the rules with five tactical changes restricted Poole to two 7-3s after the break with the Hearn/Donohue combination successful again in heat 12 and reserves Leyton Glover and Arron Morgan rounding the procedings off in similar fashion in the final race. This was an excellent advert for regional league racing - sportingly contested from beginning to end.
POOLE 97: Sam Hearn 15, Ben Donohue 14, Leyton Glover 13, Arron Morgan 13, Chris Shylock 12, Pete Young 11, Jake Williams 10, Luke Armes 9.
EXETER 81: Thomas Reed 24, Craig Nethercott 19, Aaron Herbert 14, Mark Reed 7, Dan Winchester 6, Andy Collett 4, Corey Heyde 4, Joe Avery 3.
Referee - Mike Legge
POOLE 40: Matt Elston 16, Dean Hook 14, Will Bristow 3, Kristina Mines 3, Holly Morgan 2, Sam Harbord 2.
EXETER 40: Charlie Jane Herbert 11, Sam Dart 10, Jamie Lovering 8, Lauren Hookway 7, Matt Trechmann 4.
POOLE 86: Harry Boucher 17, Matt Elston 15, Dean Hook 14, Leyton Glover 13, Arron Morgan 11, Jake Williams 8, Alex Lane 5, George Newman 3.
EXETER 63: Aaron Herbert 13, Corey Heyde 12, Charlie-Jane Herbert 9, Lauren Hookway 9, Matt Trechmann 8, Jamie Lovering 8, Jack Herbert 4.
Edinburgh 86 Hull 63 - Sunday 11th April
Report: Tommy Lee, Edinburgh Cycle Speedway Club
The Edinburgh Falcons take the first win of the new season in opener at Redbraes Park with a convincing win over Hull by 86 points to 63.
A well deserved victory in the end for the Falcons with home riders Hewitson, Slight and new signing Bandosz all posting big scores supported superbly by the rest of the team all trying to impress Team Manager Gilroy.
For Hull, Stephenson showed glimpses of his Premier League calibre ensuring there were no maximums for the home men.
EDINBURGH 86: Mikey Hewitson 17+2, Gav Kennedy 2, Robert Bandosz 18+1, Jonny Murphy 7+2, Lee Lawrence 6, Jake Slight 19, Craig Newsome 12+1, Neil McPherson 5+1
HULL 63: Adam Stephenson 17, Graham Storey 7, James Hunt 6+1, Simon Plows 15, Andy Norrie 7+1, Ben Swanborough 11
Referee: Alan Hewitson, Edinburgh
Photos are now online at - http://www.flickr.com/photos/57243403@N00/
Onto the B team match and with Hull only travelling to Edinburgh with six riders they gave away 39 penalty points with Stephenson and Plows taking their place in the line up. The Falcons, with youngsters Louis Kennedy and Calum Cairney making their debut and a couple of others making long overdue returns to the saddle eventually ran out winners by 101 points to 85.
B TEAM RESULT
EDINBURGH 62 (101 after penalty points added): Gav Kennedy 11+1, Tommy Lee 11+1,Neil McPherson 10+2, Paul Kelly, 8, Chic Mackie 7+2, Ewan Tulloch 9, Louis Kennedy 2,Calum Cairney 4+1
HULL 85: Adam Stephenson 16, Graham Storey 14+1, Simon Plows 16, James Hunt 9, Andy Norrie 10+2, Ben Swanborough 20
Referee: Mikey Hewitson, Edinburgh
Heathersett 63 Great Blakenham 116 - 11th April 2010
Report: Mel Perkins
HETHERSETT HAWKS / SWINTON & CO staged their first home match of the 2010 season and, with a depleted side, were well beaten by Great Blakenham. Despite trying hard they were often trailing from the starting gates and tactically struggling against the experienced Suffolk outfit. Four visiting riders were unbeaten with only Ben Collins and Dan Chambers getting race wins for the Hawks.
HETHERSETT 63 GT.BLAKENHAM 116
Dan Chambers 12 B.Collins 12 P.Adams 8 T.Grimes 8 D.Martin 8 Dave Chambers 7 C.Grimes 5 M.Perkins 3.
For the Combination Division match neither side could field additional riders so the handicap points at the start gave Hethersett an 81-44 advantage. The Hawks defended that well early on with Tim Grimes impressive but a couple of poor tactical races gave Blakenham their chance and they gradually chipped away to take the lead with one race to go. The Hawks' top two tried everything they could in the last race but Blakenham took it 7-3 and the match points.
HETHERSETT B 59 (+81) = 140 GT BLAKENHAM B 101 (+44) = 145
D.Martin 13 P.Adams 12 Dan Chambers 12 T.Grimes 11 M.Perkins 6 C.Grimes 5.
Astley & Tyldesley 89 Sheffield 61 (Combination) - 11th April 2010
Report: Mike Hack
Astley & Tyldesley staged their first home match of the season at Gin Pit, against Sheffield Rockets, on Sunday. Two young sides took to the track for a Northern Combination League match and a great match took place, on a bright and warm afternoon. The first three races were shared, before Sheffield took the lead with a 7-3 in heat 4, but A & T levelled the scores in the next race. The match was still level after nine races, but A & T sealed the match with four successive heat wins, to take a 72-58 lead after heat 13, eventually winning the match 81-69. Adam Phillips raced unbeaten, with Joel Partington and Stefan Whitelegg losing once each to Sheffield's best rider Kyle Brough. A & T christened their new racing shirts in fine style against a game Sheffield side that battled hard throughout the match.
ASTLEY & TYLDESLEY 81: Stefan Whitelegg 17 (1), Adam Phillips 14 (2), Joel Partington 14 (1), Matthew Turnbull 11, Max Evans 9 (3), Sacha Street 9 (1), Adam Turnbull 5, Tyler Koch 2.
SHEFFIELD ROCKETS 69: Sheffield: Kyle Brough 16, Ed Morton 13, Amber Webster 11 (2), Niall Morton 10, James Unwin 9, Niamh Morton 6 (1), Katy Unwin 4.
Referee - Bill Phillips.
Adam Phillips won the opening round of the North West Go-Race Grand Prix series, winning all his five races. Sheffield's Kyle Brough was runner-up, with new North West U-14 Track Cycling Champion, Joel Partington, third.
Adam Phillips 20, Kyle Brough 19, Joel Partington 18, Sacha Street 16, Stefan Whitelegg 16, Amber Webster 15, Ed Morton 14, Niall Morton 13, James Unwin 12, Matthew Turnbull 11, Adam Turnbull 11, Max Evans 9, Tyler Koch 8, Niamh Morton 7, Jamie Sinclair 6, Katy Unwin 5.
Referee - Bill Phillips.
Birmingham 114 East Park 66 - 11th April 2010
Report: John Heard
Birmingham came into this match having lost their last two Premier matches and in need of a morale boosting performance. Similarly, East Park had lost their first two Midland League fixtures and were there as an ideal target - and it turned out just that way.
Lee Aris had five rides and won four of them - in the other he expertly guided home partner Steve Guy for an East Park 3-7 in the opening heat, encouraging Monarch Nathan Groves to make a pass and then shutting the door as quickly as he opened it - the luckless Andy James finding himself the wrong side of the stricken Nathan and with both Monarchs on the deck the Wolves were well in front. The second heat tied the overall score as Russ Evans and Paul Heard team-rode their way to a 7-3 over an ever-trying Craig Guest. From that point on the only points the Monarchs dropped were to Mr Aris - and in every ride he attempted to persuade the Monarchs to take chances that would enable him to get his partner through. However, unlike heat one the others were not prepared to bite. There were thirteen 7-3's to Birmingham (the five races where Lee did not ride) and the Monarchs gained 17 bonus points/assists, only failing to gain one in that luckless heat one.
Having said all of that East Park team tried really hard and certainly both Steve Guy and Craig Guest were worth more than their points show. For Birmingham there were some fine pieces of team riding and some confidence boosting scores for a couple of riders in need of them.
Referee Al Bentley did a great job although in fairness there was very little asked of him in this very sporting contest.
BIRMINGHAM 114: Mark Winwood 18+1, Dominic Rycharski 18+1, Russ Evans 17+2, Chris Timms 13+2, Nathan Groves 13+2, Andy James 12+1, Marcus Wadhams 12+3, Paul Heard 11+4,
EAST PARK 66: Lee Aris 19+1, Steve Guy & Craig Guest both 10, Stu Bentley 9, Liam Johnson 6, Jordan Rich & Luke Draisey both 5, Jamie Burke 2.
Perhaps a better balanced match than the first team encounter. Luke Draisey took advantage of Carl Winwood getting caught up when lapping young partner Reece Winwood in heat 1 to take the first of 4 consecutive heat wins and East Park were 2 up. A nasty crash for Paul Timms in heat 2 when challenging for the lead left the Monarch not only excluded but also suffering with nasty facial cuts - another heat advantage to the Wolves. A couple of drawn heats happened and then Wolves took another 3-7 when Pete Bourgeois showed his inexperience in watching one rider to the detriment of the other and took a nasty fall resulting in various shale burns and cuts - he will learn though!
The meeting then ebbed and flowed until eventually we got to heat 13 with the net figures of Birmingham leading by 1 point. Carl Winwood, suffering from some virus picked up at Wembley the day before and Pete Bourgeois against the unbeaten Luke Draisey and Liam Rich. Carl gated to race clear with Pete in third place - Liam got close to Pete on the third lap and in an effort to keep him out the inxperienced Pete ended up 'legging' his opponent. As tge race was in the last lap referee Mark Winwood awarded the win the Carl, excluded Pete and the overall match ended in a very fitting 60-60 draw.
BIRMINGHAM 60: Carl Winwwod 18, Reece Winwood 4, Adam Lamb 9+2, Paul Timms 10+1, Natalie Timms 7+1, Pete Bourgeois 12
EAST PARK 68 - 8 =60: Luke Draisey 19, Joe Guy 5, Liam Rush 16+2, Tara Warren 11+2, Jordan Rich 11 Jamie Burke 6+2.
SOUTH AND SOUTH WALES
Newport 95 Horspath 84 div 1.
Newport 83 Horspath 64 conference.
Newport maintained their unbeaten start to the season recording their third div 1 victory and second conference win to remain top of both regional leagues.
WEDNESFIELD 93: MARK GRIFFITHS 17+1,SCOTT DOHERTY 16+1,CHRIS JEWKES 14,ROGER COX 10+4,TONY DE'LEON 10+1,MATT TURLEY 10,MICK ARIS 8+2,SAM SMITH 8+1.
LEICESTER 85: LUKASZ NOWACKI 19+1,CRAIG MARCHANT 17,KEV BURNS 12+1,NICK WHITHEAD 10+2,MICK SKINNER 10+1,CARL JARVIS 7,JOE KEMP 6,MATT HARTSHAUN 4.
MIDLAND DIVISION 2
WEDNESFIELD 57: JOHN RUSSELL 14,REANNA BRINDLEY 10+2,CONNER DYKE 7+2,SHARNA COX 7+1,COURTNEY ARIS 7,JAMES HARRIMAN 7,ALEX ARIS 5.
LEICESTER LIONS 66: CHARLIE COOPER 20,LIAM DOCHERTY 15+1,LUKE HARTSHAUN 13,LEE KEMP 9,ETHAN BURBAGE 4,CLOE WHITEHEAD 3,STEPHEN SAUNDERS 2.
MIDLAND DIVISION 2
WEDNESFIELD 40: CHARLIE ELLITTS 8,JOHN RUSSELL 7,COURTNEY ARIS 7,WAYNE ARIS 5,JAMES HARRIMAN 5,SHARNA COX 3,JAMIE ELLITTS 3,ALEX ARIS 2.
LEICESTER MONARCHS 89: MICHELLE WHITEHEAD 20,CHARLIE COOPER 16,ASHLEY DOCHERTY 15+5,LUCY WHITEHEAD 14+2,JOE KEMP 12+4,LEE KEMP 12,LUKE HARTSHAUN D/N/R.