MATCH REPORT: Redshaw maximum for Vikings

Glasgow 55 – 94 Northumbria, Northern League 2, Sunday 1st June 2014.

Northumbria used their considerable extra experience to dominate this meeting, they were faster every time to the first bends and wily enough to stay in front most of the time. Dan Redshaw lead the way with a first ever full max in a Northern League fixture, Daniel Wharrier only dropping a single to home top man Andy McDougal, while captain Jim Graham was solid at No.1 with 17 points. Terry Kirkup and Andy Knowles provided plenty of high scoring back up, but stealing the show were super veterans Keith Dyer and Jimmy Smith who both acquitted themselves well when taking a ride each against some of the newer Glasgow riders and grabbing third places, these two elder Vikings both north of 65 and riding against men half their age.

McDougal was always in the thick of the action for the home side, with Joe Beuckmann decent in support, while Sean Webster will be a fine rider once he learns to gate, his determination and stamina getting him into good positions if not quite rewarded with as many points as he might have merited. Despite rain falling throughout the meeting, neither of the country’s newest set ups will have had their spirits dampened, another good days racing and a thoroughly enjoyable and sporting fixture which hopefully will get more competitive in time as the Lanarkshire club continues to develop.

GLASGOW: 55 Andy McDougal 15, Joe Beuckmann 13, Sean Webster 11, Ian Fraser 6, Dougie Webster 5, Ian Fraser 4, Brian Fraser 1
NORTHUMBRIA 94: Dan Redshaw 20, Daniel Wharrier 18+1, Jim Graham 17, Terry Kirkup 15+2, Andy Knowles 13+4, Neil Magee 7+1, Keith Dyer 2, Jimmy Smith 2