MATCH REPORT: Bury victorious at Goshen
Bury Comets Cycle Speedway team took full advantage of a full strength Division Two squad for the first time this season, with a convincing victory over a weakened Glasgow side at Goshen.
The Comets saw Adam Taylor return from his early season injury to bolster an already unbeaten side.
The match began with a Bury 7-3 from Steve Mann and Alan Plimley which set the tone as Bury outgated a battling Glasgow team over 15 heats.
For the visitors, Andy McDougall was always in the thick of the action but taking on a strong Bury pairing in each of his races proved a difficult challenge.
Colin Gray also provided some strong resistance with Lachlan McDougall and Cycle Speedway legend, Chic Mackie, providing good backup.
In the end Bury rode unbeaten throughout to record a score that belies the spirit of friendly competition that was evident in what was an entertaining match.
Steve Mann 16 (from 4 rides), Asim Hussain 14+2 (4), Adam Taylor 13+3 (4), Adam Turnbull 13+3 (4), Eryk Motala 12 (3), Kaysar Mohammadi 11+1 (3), Alan Plimley 10+2 (3), Louis Turner 9+3 (3), Josh Neath 4 (1), Harry Radford 3+1(1).
Andy McDougall 10 (5), Colin Gray 9 (5), Chic Mackie 8 (5), Lachlan McDougall 7 (5).
Division Three saw Bury field seven riders in the GP format competition. Harry Radford top scored despite a heat 7 fall which saw him remount and take second place. Rowan Neath and Charlie Thacker also impressed in their first outings of the season.
The results see Bury maintain top spot in Division Two and second in Division Three remaining unbeaten in both.
Harry Radford 15 (4), Josh Neath 14 (4), Dawar Mohammadi 12 (4), Charlie Thacker 12 (4), Kaci Neath 9 (4), Rowan Neath 7 (4), Hermoine Whalley 7 (4).
This week training continues on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday morning, all are welcome.
Midweek action sees the start of the Manchester League over at Astley and Tyldesley, with Bury travelling north to Edinburgh for Sunday’s encounter with the defending Northern Division One champions.