Norfolk League Round 2 – Spixworth
HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES competed in the second of three Norfolk League fixtures at the wonderfully restored Spixworth circuit. Up first were the Youth teams of Hethersett and Norwich who were cheered on loudly by both bands of families. The young Hawks showed they are learning some of the tactics in team racing and gave a much improved display. Mason Martin missed out on a maximum by losing a race to the line in the final race but the main improvement was the Under-10 riders picking up valuable second and third places to keep the scores close to the end. Will Clarke and Jamal Musa made team debuts.
HETHERSETT 77 NORWICH 83
M.Martin 23 A.Musa 14 L.El Labany 11 L.Martin 10 W.Clarke 9 R.Harding 5 T.Silver 3 J.Musa 2
All three Senior teams had plenty of changes from Match1 and the Hawks brought in Nigel Longlands and Dave Martin plus two youth substitutes. The side did well to recover from a disastrous 7-0 reverse in heat 3 to ease ahead of nearest rivals Norwich with Leigh Cossey and Harley Hamill to the fore. Mason Martin is maturing as a rider quirkily and notched two wins in 7-3s with Hamill.
SPIXWORTH 105 HETHERSETT 86 NORWICH 75
L.Cossey 22 H.Hamill 20 M.Martin 13 R.Burke 12 D.Martin 9 N.Longlands 6 A.Musa 3 W.Clarke 1
The final matches in the series are at Hethersett on 20th June (Seniors at 1.00 and Youth at 3.00)
Two Hethersett riders were at Spixworth the previous day for Round 1 of the Eurovets Series. Both reached the B Final in the Over-35s category – Leigh Cossey winning the race and Ben Loombe third.