HITMEN 40 COVENTRY 55

Sunday June 29, 2014
The Hitmen continued their improvement by running up their highest score this season against one of the leagues fancied teams.

After a sluggish start where the home side failed to register an advantage until heat 7, Tony Atkin made the most of a tactical ride when he and Stefan Farnaby registered a 7 – 2 victory. A captain’s performance from Liam Carr saw him reel off two heat wins on his way to top scoring on 11. Veteran Atkin went on to register double figures and there was solid back up from Ryan Blacklock with 7 and Tom Woolley with 6+1.

Once again Reserve Adam Extance impressed and looked better than his 4 point score suggests and may well have scored more had he not been harshly excluded in heat 12 when colliding with Ryan Terry-Daley. ‘It felt good out there today – once I had sorted out my clutch it was spinning on the start of my first ride. I could have done better as I don’t think I should have been excluded either!’ commented the newcomer.

Coventry without talisman Stefan Nielsen were still strong and must be favourites to progress with a 15 point advantage to take back home to Brandon for the return.

Team boss Jayne Moss saw many positives from the meeting ‘The team is continuing to improve week on week and given the calibre of opposition today I am pleased with the way the development is going’

Buxton are further tested next Sunday (6th July) when the visitors to Hi-Edge are the National League leaders Cradley Heathens.

BUXTON 40: Liam Carr 11, Tony Atkin 10, Ryan Blacklock 7, Tom Woolley 6+1, Adam Extance 4, Stefan Farnaby 2+1, Sean Phillips 0.

COVENTRY 55: Oliver Greenwood 13+1, Dan Greenwood 12, Luke Crang 10+2, James Sarjeant 10, Ryan Terry-Daley 8+1, Martin Knuckey 2+1, Stefan Nielsen r/r.