Match Reports

Hull v Bury – Sunday 27th March 2022

Hull played host to Bury on a warm spring day in The North & Scotland League.  The visitors were unable to field a first division side so the spotlight fell on the division two and three matches.

Both second division sides were made up of a mixture of experience, new riders and juniors.  The visitors began well with a 7-3 for George Keeble / Rob Lees before Hull replied with a maximum heat win for Liam Bennett / Barry Ashton and the hosts eased into a four point interval lead thanks to  two 6-4 advantages.  Tom Dunphy / Mark Radford levelled the scores with a heat eight 7-3 for the Comets and the following race saw a heavy first bend fall for Barry Ashton which would require extended treatment and ended his participation in the match.  Regan Stubbs / Kacey Bennett restored Hull’s four point lead with a heat 12 maximum and a John Gowans / Rich Pawson 6-4 left Kacey Bennett to divide Tom Dunphy and Steve Mann to make sure of the points in the penultimate race.  A final heat 6-4 for Liam Bennett / John Gowans saw the match finish at 78 points to Hull and 72 to Bury.

Liam Bennett scored an excellent maximum for Hull with Rich Pawson also on top form dropping just one point and John Gowans looking a good prospect on his debut with good support from all the side.  Tom Dunphy, Rob Lees and Mark Radford were the pick of a sporting Bury side.

Hull: Liam Bennett 20, Rich Pawson 18+1, Kacey Bennett 12, John Gowans 10+1, Regan Stubbs 10+1, Barry Ashton 5+1, Harry Gibson 2, Will Hollich 1, Josh Geering DNR.

Bury: Tom Dunphy 16+1, Rob Lees 16+1, Mark Radford 13+3, Steve Mann 13, George Keeble 9+1, Bobby Dunphy 4, Alex Lees 1.

In Division three Hull fielded fifteen riders against Bury’s three with all the Comets in the under tens.  Noah Lyon was unbeaten in the under thirteens with Bury’s Bobby Dunphy also recording a perfect score in the under tens.  Hull’s Harry Gibson and Bury’s George Keeble only dropped a point each with Jayden Bennett of the home side also racing well with 14 points.  Hull finished as 153 points to 43 winners.

Under 13’s (all Hull): Noah Lyon 16, Kacey Bennett 12, Harvey McClachlan 11, Will Hollich 7, Seb Minns 4.

Under 10’s: Hull: Harry Gibson 15, Jayden Bennett 14, Charlie Hamilton 12, Mason Gleadhill Brown 11, Ellwood Harrison 11, Josh Geering 10, Polly Gowans 9, Alexis Woodcock 9, Maisie Martindale 7, Albie Gleadhill Brown 5.

Bury: Bobby Dunphy 16, George Keeble 15, Alex Lees 12.