MATCH REPORT: Hull v Bury
Bury arrived at a sunny and dry Hessle Raceway with a strong side that justified their favourites tag for the league title. Hull again fielded a very young side with Jack Lister and Lewis Foxley interrupting a strong first half display from the Comets which saw them leading by 48 points to 31 at the interval. Hull held on early in the second half with three drawn heats and the racing was always exciting despite the score line. Heat 16 provided a rare heat win for the home side with Jack and Lewis teaming up for a 7-3 in the first nominated race but Bury’s all-round strength shoe through for a convincing 106 points to 72 victory.
Jack Lister was on top form for the home side with good support from Lewis Foxley despite suffering from the hot weather. Will Owens and Kris Ramsden were only beaten once, by Jack, while Harry Radford was unlucky with a fall and a shipped chain in a strong Bury display.
Hull 72: Jack Lister 21, Noah Lyon 12, Lewis Foxley 11+2, Rich Gibson 9+1, Liam Bennett 9, Spencer Glenton 5, Kacey Bennett 3, Harry Gibson 2.
Bury 106: Will Owens 21+2, Kris Ramsden 18+5, Reece Pollitt 18+2, Harry Radford 16+1, Danny Taylor 15+3, Tom Dunphy 1, Mark Radford 1.
Hull fielded four juniors in their division two side against a Bury team that was missing one rider but included Claire Dunphy who was making her debut. Hull started well with a 7-3 for father and son pairing Rich and Harry Gibson over mother and son Claire and Bobby Dunphy and gradually built up a good lead. Bury’s only race win came from Tom Dunphy and George Keeble in heat 10 but Hull pressed on for a 84 points to 58 win. Noah Lyon led a strong team performance from the Hull side while Tom Dunphy was unbeaten for Bury.
Hull 84: Noah Lyon 16+3, Spencer Glenton 14+2, Kacey Bennett 14+1, Rich Gibson 13+1, Harvey McClachlan 12+2, Harry Gibson 11, Will Hollich 4+1.
Bury 58: Tom Dunphy 20, George Keeble 12+1, Mark Radford 11+1, Bobby Dunphy 10, Claire Dunphy 5.
In Division three eight Hull riders took on two riders from Bury to record a 79 points to 21 victory. In the under 10’s Bobby Dunphy of Bury was unbeaten with Hull’s Ellwood Harrison scoring 13 points. Harry Gibson of Hull topped the under 13 scorers with team mate Spencer Glenton on 13 points including a fall.
Hull 79 Bury 21
Under 10’s: Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 16, Ellwood Harrison (Hull) 13, Jayden Bennett (Hull) 10, Polly Gowans (Hull) 7, Alexis Woodcock (Hull) 4.
Under 13’s: Harry Gibson (Hull) 14, Spencer Glenton (Hull) 13, Harvey McClachlan (Hull) 11, Will Hollich (Hull) 7, George Keeble (Bury) 5.
Referee: Andy Schofield