COVENTRY 65 HITMEN 27

Friday August 29, 2014
The late arrival of Ryan Blacklock was just the beginning of the problems for the visiting Hitmen.

Blacklock who top scored in last weekend’s meeting at home to Kent took over 8 hours to reach Brandon from his Workington base due to the weight of traffic on the M6. He arrived to take his place in Heat 9.

In truth Buxton were outclassed by a Coventry side that is assured of finishing in one of the play-off places. The home side ran up no less than 8 maximum 5 – 1 heat victories and were it not for a final bend lunge in heat 15by the skipper Tony Atkin the visitors would not have provided a single heat winner. Atkin once again belying his years to top score but sadly he lacked support from his teammates.
For Coventry Luke Priest James Sarjeant and Oliver Greenwood were all undefeated by opposition riders further indicating their domination of the fixture.

Buxton must now re-group for Sunday’s home league fixture with Kings Lynn Young stars (3.00)

‘We know we need to do better and we will turn in a better performance against Kings Lynn’ commented Ryan Blacklock. ‘I am relishing riding a number 5 but now need to start scoring heat –leader points’ he added.

COVENTRY 65: Luke Priest 15, James Sarjeant 15, Ryan Terry-Daley 10, Oliver Greenwood 9+3, Martin Knuckey 8+3, Dan Greenwood 8+3, Conor Dwyer 0, Stefan Nielsen r/r

BUXTON 27: Tony Atkin 13, Adam Extance 6+1, Stefan Farnaby 4+1, Ryan Blacklock 3, Tom Woolley 1, Cameron Hoskins 0, Liam Carr r/r

National League points: Coventry 3 Buxton 0