European Club Championships update
HETHERSETT HAWKS/ MYHILL DECORATORS raced in hot conditions on the big East Park track in Wolverhampton attempting to emulate their semi-final place in Poland two years ago in the European Club Championship. A difficult first round on Saturday saw them unlucky with referee decisions and falls but finished 4th in their round. Sunday saw a couple of the team suffering cuts and bruises but they had an improved second half to claw back to Joint fourth. It was Sunday afternoon that they found their true form in the repechage and were challenging for the lead until the final stages after race wins by Dan Chambers, Liam Webster and Harley Hamill before fading at the end despite a couple of rousing passes by substitute Owen Wells.
Leszno 54 Birmingham 45 Stockport 32 Hethersett 30 East Park 24 (D.Chambers 13 H.Hamill 6 L.Webster 5 L.Cossey 3 O.Wells 3) Round 2 Torun 55 Horspath 40 Leicester 37 Newport 30 Hethersett 30 (D.Chambers 10 L.Webster 8 L.Cossey 6 H.Hamill 3 O.Wells 3) Repechage Astley & Tyldesley 54 Kesgrave 48 Hethersett 41 Coventry 29 East Park 21 (D.Chambers 11 L.Webster 10 H.Hamill 10 L.Cossey 6 O.Wells 4)