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Posted 06/10/2014 - David Jewkes
WEDNESFIELD ACES 95 SHEFFIELD STARS 84
Wednesfield Aces rounded off their 2014 elite league campaign on a high claiming the runners up spot in the league with this win against the Stars,
Wednesfield have been a solid team in the past few weeks first retaining their British senior club championship status at Ipswich and then topped it by retaining
the British Team KO Cup against Poole in convincing style the following week,
Both teams today had casulties before the match started with the Aces Mark Griffiths having to pull out after accident at home sustained a broken bone in his hand,
Whilst one of the Stars Polish riders Damien Zareba was feeling ill after the journey down and could not take his place in the team,but the Aces have a big elite
squad and gave young Lee Kemp his second outing in the first team,
The meeting got off to a steady start with a mix of a couple of drawn heats 5-5 and a couple of 6-4s to the home side, heat 5 saw the Aces take a 7-3 heat win advantage
the first of three they recorded through out the meeting two of those coming from the pairing of Chris Jewkes & Matt Smith the other from Paul Heard & Ricki Johnson,
The Aces Lee Aris was at his best just dropping one point in his 5 races with 19 points, Aces Welsh wizard Ben Mould was involved in a heavy fall onto his shoulder in
heat 10 after a first bend crash involving Sheffields captain Gavin Parr with the sheffield riders hand getting wedged between the Aces riders frame & wheel causing the bike
to stop instantly catapulting Ben over the bars, The Aces rider was replaced in the rerun by their reserve Matt Smith, Gavin Parr came out after treatment to his hand and won
the rerun for the Stars,
The Stars British individual champion Andy Angel had a quite day by his standards only managing a 13 point return, but there was no one to touch Sheffields Polish star Pawel Idziorek on the day he went through the card with a 20 points maximum,it was a very sporting match with the home side edging it with a bit more strengh in depth throughout their team.
LEE ARIS 19, CHRIS JEWKES 12+2, PAUL HEARD 14+1, RICKI JOHNSON 9+1, MARK WINWOOD 8+2, BEN MOULD 12+1, LEE KEMP 7+1, MATT SMITH 14+1, HAYDN ROWLEY N/R.
MIKE GRIMES 13, NIAL MORTON 5, ANDY ANGEL 13+1, GAVIN PARR 11+1, PAWEL IDZIOREK 20, BOBBY McMILLAN 9, ADAM WATSON 2, JAKE REED 11+1.
BRITISH ELITE COMBINATION DIV2 LEAGUE
WEDNESFIELD ACES 84 SHEFFIELD STARS 68
The Aces combination squad rouned off their 2014 season with another win to comfirm they were the combo league winners,
SCOTT DOHERTY 6+2, CONNOR DYKE 12, HAYDN ROWLEY 11, LEE KEMP 13+1, ROGER COX 12, DAVE MEANLEY 7, MICK ARIS 7+1, plus 16 penalty points.
JAKE REED 15+2, ED MORTON 7, RICHARD HUDSON 10, ADAM WATSON 8+1, NIAL MORTON 11+2, MATT PARRATT 9, plus 8 penalty points.