HITMEN 47 KENT 42

Sunday May 26, 2013
Another home win puts the Buxton Hitmen back on track.

After an unsuccessful trip to the Isle of Wight two weeks ago the team came back home on Sunday to get back to winning ways against the latest team to join the National League; The Kent Kings.

Team Manager Jack Lee said it was a tough meeting “It was a very hard earned win today, the Kent team came and gave us a real good meeting, we had a little bit of bad luck during the middle with a couple of falls and it was touch and go towards the end with only one point separating the teams, but the lads responded well, pulled together and pulled it off so we came out with the win and I’m really chuffed about that. You lose a bit of confidence loosing away from home, although the lads have put up good shows wherever we have gone, and it’s been four weeks since we’ve been here, so it’s a lot to expect the lads to have any home track advantage when they’ve not ridden here themselves for that long, so the Kent team came here today and gave us a real good fight.”

There is no home meeting this Sunday as the team head to Mildenhall and Jack is hoping they return home with a few wins under their belts “We’ve got a bit of travelling to do before we end up back at Buxton, we head to Dudley on Tuesday for the Knock Out Cup which is always a hard shout but we’ll just go there and score as many points as we can so we’ve got a bit of a chance when they come back up here. We then head down to Mildenhall on Sunday and then Kings Lynn the following Wednesday before returning here on 9th June for the return leg against Mildenhall. So hopefully we come back here with a few points.”

BUXTON 47: Charles Wright 13, Tom Woolley 9+3, Adam McKinna 9+1, Tony Atkin 7+1, Matt Williamson 4+1, Ryan Blacklock 3+1, Tyler Govier 2+1.

KENT 42: Steve Boxall 14, Ben Morley 11, Adam Kirby 8, Benji Compton 4+1, Jack Kingston 2+1, Sam Woods 2, Connor Coles 1.