Date: Thursday May 12, 2022
POOLE further extended their unbeaten home run with a comfortable 58-32 win over Newcastle at Wimborne Road.
The result saw the Pirates hit the 58-point mark for the third time this season, having not lost on their own circuit since September 2019.
Steve Worrall scored a paid maximum (13+2) whilst skipper Danny King added 13+1 and reserve Drew Kemp impressed with 9+1. Guest Kyle Howarth led the way for the Diamonds with 12+1.
Kemp said: “I was on different engines tonight. I had an engine that I had been running all year really, and last week I had it back from the servicing and it wasn’t how I wanted it to be.
“So I thought I needed to change a few things, and I got one of my other fast engines and it seemed to go well once I got it set-up alright.
“It was obviously nice to finish on a win and a paid win, and it’s time to forget about that last place; that’s speedway, and things like that are going to happen, but as I say, as long as I can finish on a high then that’s good.”
OXFORD edged out Redcar 47-43 in a terrific Championship contest at Cowley on Wednesday.
The Cheetahs led throughout the meeting but were taken in to a last-heat decider when Erik Riss and Jason Edwards combined for a 5-1 in Heat 14 for the Bears.
Skipper Scott Nicholls won it for the home side after a tense scrap with Charles Wright, whilst guest Chris Harris fell on lap three as he attempted to follow Nicholls through.
Nicholls scored 13 for the hosts with Harris adding 11, whilst Wright scored 14 for the Bears and Edwards chipped in with a useful 10+1 at reserve as the visitors left with a league point for their efforts.
Redcar co-promoter Jamie Swales said: “I’m disappointed, we targeted a win from the meeting, but a couple of things didn’t go our way. We had some bad luck on the night, but we fought hard to take a point.
“The Oxford promotion have got some different shale for the track and the rain made the track a little heavier which gave the opportunity for more racing lines, especially on the outside.”
FRIDAY MAY 13:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Edinburgh v Leicester 7.30, Redcar v Poole 7.30, Scunthorpe v Oxford 7.30
SATURDAY MAY 14:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Berwick v Redcar 7pm
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE: Leicester v Belle Vue 7pm
SUNDAY MAY 15:
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE: Kent v Leicester 12pm, Mildenhall v Plymouth 3pm
BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP Round 2 (500cc): Kent (follows NDL fixture)