MATCH REPORT: Wednesfield brush aside Poole
Wednesfield 113 – 66 Poole, Elite League, 6th April 2014
Wednesfield Aces were dominant in their Elite League opening tie with reining champions Poole this afternoon at the Ashmore Park Raceway.
The 18 heats opened in a stalemate in heat 1 and the points split, but this certainly wasn’t the trend when 7 consecutive heat wins saw the Aces go into the interval 22 points ahead.
8 of the remaining 9 heats also went to the home side. The final score 113-66.
Great news for the Wednesfield outfit, fielding two young debutants Harrie Everiss and Haydn Rowley.
Here we go for heat 1. Aces win the toss and take the inside grids, Heat 1 was a 5-5 split, but the dominance of Mould shows in heat 2 with and excellent team display taking 7-3.
Steve Harris looking strong battling round the first bend into 2nd ahead of Griffiths 6-4. Wadhams gets a terrific gate from 4 takes the win ahead of Johnson 7-3.
Progressive scores 25-15.
Heat 6. Lee Aris show his strength with a last lap pass on Gluchowski, 6-4. Heat 8, 7-3. Bristow tries to force a pass on Jewkes and falls. Poole come back in 4-6. Wadhams shown the outside of the track for 4 laps by Armes. Gluchowski gets the better of Smith.
Heat 10 and Matt Smith has lightening reactions from gate 4 and takes the win ahead of Aris 7-3. Heat 11 and 12 go Aces way with 6-4.
Heat 14 and Aaron Smith gets his marching orders from Robin Spicer for a tapes infringment. In the re-run, Harris takes the lead, Mould passes on lap two followed by Wadhams on last bend, 7-2.
Heat 16, Harrie Everiss debuts for the aces. Heat 18, 13 year old Haydn Rowley debuts for the Aces, Haydn sees a challenge off from Chant to finish 3rd and a 6-4 heat.
Final score 113-66
WEDNESFIELD ACES 113 POOLE 66
PAUL HEARD 18+2, LEE ARIS 16+2, BEN MOULD 15+1, MATT SMITH 15, RICKI JOHNSON 14+1, MARCUS WADDHAMS 12+1, CHRIS JEWKES 10+2, MARK GRIFFITHS 10, HAYDN ROWLEY 2, HARRIE EVERISS 1.
GREG CLUCHOWSKI 13, STEVE HARRIS 13, LEYTON GLOVER 9+1, KERRAN YATEMAN 8+1, HAYDEN CHANT 8, ARRON SMITH 8, WILL BRISTOW 5, LUKE ARMES 2.
Elite Combination League
The combination match followed and a similar storey unfolded. The 13 heat formula was very nearly a white wash with 11 heats being won 7-3. The final score 87-43.
WEDNESFIELD ACES 87 POOLE 43
HAYDN ROWLEY 15+1, MARK WINWOOD 13+3, CONNOR DYKE 11+1, LEE KEMP 11+1, MICK ARIS 11+1, JORDAN HOLDCROFT 10+2, HARRIE EVERISS 9, ROGER COX 7+2.
CALUM ALBEN 10, LUKE ARMES 8+1, JAY RIGGS 8, PETE CHANT 7+1, SANDRA TOMBORSKA 6, CARIS GLOVER 4.
Report submitted by Wednesfield Aces