MATCH REPORT: Vikings comfortable against bare boned Hecky
With the small Heckmondwike squad missing two heat leaders and left down to the bare bones, Northumbria were able to smash their way to a massive win.
All the visiting top four were unbeaten, such was their dominance, but there was still some good racing as the home team kept battling hard.
Darren Kent team riding his son, Thomas, to a shared race in heat 1, while Mick Knowles later claimed bragging rights over younger brother Andy. Bradley Stansfield made his first team debut for Northumbria, the youngster able to score 7 from his four rides, showing up well in front of his watching local West Yorkshire family.
Darren Kent 13, Thomas Kent 10+1, Mick Knowles 10, Justin Naylor 10, Tom Whitwam 7+1, Bella Naylor 5
Jason Keith 20, Dan Redshaw 19+1, Michael Parr 13+3, Gavin Parr 13+3, Terry Kirkup 11+2, Bradley Stansfield 7, Neil Magee 3
A fast starting and hard riding Tom Whitwam had the better of Bradley Stansfield throughout this match, meaning it was up to team partner Bella Naylor to secure the win for her team with three third places. Sam Stansfield was unlucky to end up chasing on the outside of Bella in most his races, but he did manage to get the better of her in his third ride.
Tom Whitwam 16, Bella Naylor 7
Bradley Stansfield 12, Sam Stansfield 5