MATCH REPORT: Hawks suffer heavy defeat at Kesgrave
Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators travelled to Kesgrave for a Sunday morning fixture and found their Suffolk opponents in a mood for revenge after the previous week’s defeat at Hethersett. It certainly was a wake-up call for the Hawks who had a much weaker team and, due to a late call-off, were a rider short too.
Kesgrave won every heat bar one in the first half with Dan Chambers the only visiting heat winner. and the second half was equally tough despite Leigh Cossey winning his three outings in the half.
KESGRAVE 115 HETHERSETT 61
(L.Cossey 14 D.Chambers 12 G.Morgan 8 O.Wells 8 D.Longlands 8 D.Butler 7 B.Kell 4)
Unbeaten League leaders Kesgrave were also rampant in Division 2 with the Hawks having to draft in restricted rider Chambers and concede 15 points. He did match that deficit on the track to nullify the loss and there were wins for Glyn Morgan, Dan Butler and two from Owen Wells but Kesgrave still won by 14 points without the bonus points.
KESGRAVE B (86+15) 101 HETHERSETT B 72
(D.Chambers 15 G.Morgan 15 O.Wells 15 D.Butler 13 B.Kell 9 D.Longlands 5)
In midweek there were wins for Shaun Kell (Under-10s), Paul Delaiche (Under-16s) and Liam Webster (Seniors) at the GO-RIDE and Senior Grand Prix at Eaton Park.
The Hawks have a weekend off before four riders set off for Poland the following Thursday to compete in the European Individual Championships.