MATCH REPORT: Hull take two wins from 2 matches against Heckmondwike

Report by Andy Schofield

Hull welcomed Heckmondwike to the Hessle Raceway for a North & Scotland League match on a dry windy day. In division two Heckmondwike were unbeaten this season but were missing a couple of top riders while Hull were at full strength. The visitors started on the front foot with a Darren Kent / Jack Lebrasse 6-4 in the first heat and a Tony LeBrasse / Pat Beacock 7-3 in heat three before Hull steadied things through 6-4’s for Rich Gibson / Ryan Tomkinson and Noah Lyon / Spencer Glenton. The Saints were in a determined mood and 6-4’s from the impressive Ian Johnson / Justin Naylor and Darren Kent / Tony LeBrasse gave them a six point interval lead. The home side began to turn things around with a maximum heat win from Noah Lyon / Rich Gibson in heat 10 which left the West Yorkshire side two points up going into the final three races. Hull took the lead for the first time in heat 13 through the under 14 pairing of Spencer Glenton / Noah Lyon before the sister and brother pair of Kacey and Liam Bennett clinched the points with a 7-3 in heat 14. The mainly junior side of Hull just had the legs over the mainly veteran Heckmondwike side who had bossed the first half. Noah Lyon and Rich Gibson only dropped one point each (to Darren Kent) with 12 year old Spencer Glenton impressing after an early fall for Hull. Darren Kent was on top form for Heckmondwike and Ian Johnson caught the eye with a top performance.

Hull 79: Noah Lyon 18+1, Rich Gibson 18+1, Spencer Glenton 13+1, Liam Bennett 10+2, Kacey Bennett 10, Ryan Tomkinson 9, Barry Ashton 1.

Heckmondwike 71: Darren Kent 18, Ian Johnson 14+2, Tony LeBrasse 12+1, Pat Beacock 11+1, Justin Naylor 8, Jack LeBrasse 7, Lee Warhurst 1.

In Division three Hull’s twelve riders beat Heckmondwike’s three riders by 123 points to 33 to maintain their place at the top of the league. Jayden Bennett was unbeaten in the under 10’s for Hull with Spencer Glenton also scoring 16 in the under 13’s for the home side while Charlie LeBrasse was Heckmondike’s leading scorer with 12 in the under 10’s.

Under 10’s:

Hull 64: Jayden Bennett 16, Ellwood Harrison 14, Fletcher Glenton 10, Polly Gowans 10, Alexis Woodcock 8, Sophia Temple 6.

Heckmondwike 12:Charlie LeBrasse 12

Under 13’s:

Hull 59: Spencer Glenton 16, Harry Gibson 14, Harvey McLachlan 12, Will Hollich 7, Josh Geering 6 Alfie Tasker 4.

Heckmondwike 21; Elliot Long 11, George LeBrasse 10.