MATCH REPORT: Redshaw and Wharrier unbeaten as the Vikings triumph
Northumbria 91 – 53 Glasgow, Northern League Division 2, Sunday 27th April 2014
Dan Redshaw and Daniel Wharrier both rode unbeaten for the first time at this level, they full deserving their points as they were made to work hard by the Glasgow top two.
Andy McDougal as expected rode at No.1 for the visitors and was involved in a hard race with Redshaw as the pair clashed in the final heat, the Northumbria man however showing more determination than ever to hold on for his win. Lorn Trybis was making his debut for Glasgow after only riding the sport a couple of weeks and looks some prospect, winning his first three races, Redshaw and Wharrier however combining to shut him out of heat 13, while Scott Latimer was also able to beat him in heat 10.
Latimer had began the meeting with a typically forceful ride to pass McDouglas and rode well from reserve, while Keith Oldham was fast and smooth throughout to rack up a decent score also.
Veterans Terry Kirkup and Jim Graham reformed their old partnership which began in the 60’s to score well in back up for the Vikings along with team rider extraordinaire Andy Knowles, while Joe Beuckmann another blast from the past was always consistent for Glasgow.
NORTHUMBRIA: Daniel Wharrier 19+1, Dan Redshaw 17+3, Scott Latimer 13+2, Keith Oldham 13+1, Terry Kirkup 11+1, Andy Knowles 9+2, Jim Graham 9+1
GLASGOW: Lorn Trybis 14, Andy McDougal 13+1, Joe Beuckmann 12, Sean Webster 8, Jim Alexander 6
With no opposition from Glasgow, the junior Vikings were left to fight it out amongst themselves, Rhys Graham unbeaten thanks to several bursts from the back, while Lewis Petre and Lee Redshaw shared 2nd places throughout and had some great races too.
NORTHUMBRIA: Rhys Graham 16, Lewis Petre 10, Lee Redshaw 10