Hawks first league match of 2018!
HETHERSETT HAWKS / MYHILL DECORATORS finally got their 2018 season off the starting blocks following one match cancelled by snow and very little on-track practice time. Conditions were not ideal for those not at full fitness as a heavy track welcomed Great Blakenham to the Memorial Playing Field.
Both sides had first-team riders absent so called on their second-team squads and the Hawks came away pleased with their efforts keeping the title contenders under 100 points. The home side had no answer to Lewis Osborne and out-of-retirement Jason Ashford but a solid performance from Leigh Cossey, determined riding from Harley Hamill and tactical awareness from Glyn Morgan kept the match interesting..
HETHERSETT 79 GT BLAKENHAM 99
(L.Cossey 15 O.Wells 12 H.Hamill 12 L.Webster 12 G.Morgan 9 A.Larter 8 D.Longlands 6 P.Delaiche 3 G.Larter 2)
The respective B teams put on an entertaining Division 2 match with Shaun Kell making his Hawks debut. Great Blakenham built up an eight-point lead after three heats and held on till the end despite the Hawks’ best efforts. Liam Webster drooped just one point to the experienced Jason Ashford and Owen Wells competed strongly.
HETHERSETT B 74 GT BLAKENHAM B 86
(L.Webster 19 O.Wells 14 D.Longlands 13 A.Larter 7 S.Kell 6 P.Delaiche 5 G.Larter 5 H.Hamill 5)