Bury v Sheffield
Event: 31 March 2013
Location: Bury Cycle Speedway, Goshen Sports Centre, Tennyson Avenue, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 9RG
Published: 2 April 2013
Report: Steve Whitaker
Bury comets hosted Sheffield stars on match day three of the Northern Cycle Speedway Season.
This was, however, the Stars' first fixture due to inclement weather causing their opening two fixtures to be postponed.
A fabulous looking track, one which you would expect in the summer time, greeted the teams on a bright sunny Easter Sunday.
Bury started off well on the fast track with Parish and Whitaker taking a maximum score in the opening heat.
Stars responded with their own maximum immediately in the next heat with great team riding on the first bend.
After a shared heat 3 with Zareba racing for a win, Bury scored maximum heat wins in every race up to the interval with the exception of heat 6 with Stars again showing good team riding on the first bend by relegating young Bury rider Will Owens to last place.
Second half started like the first ended with Bury scoring heavy by obtaining maximums in every heat except 17, Joe Allen receiving the only exclusion of the day whilst pushing Kyle Holland for position.
Stars never gave up and pushed Bury hard for every point, some battling rides from Holland, Hudson and Webster who with more matches will undoubtedly score more than they did today.
Final score was Bury 115 Sheffield 64.
For Bury it was another victory that was never in doubt. Zareba is looking good and secured the fastest time of the season at Goshen by winning heat 18 in 43 secs, Parish is leading the way at number 1 and Whitaker supporting well as a foil for Parish.
All eyes now on next week's clash as Bury travel to Stockport.
Last year's top 2 are leading the way this year, both unbeaten and both teams confident so something has to give.