MATCH REPORT: Hawks on the pace at Kesgrave

Hethersett Hawks kept up their challenge to the Ipswich teams in Division One of the South-East League with a good win at Kesgrave despite being without three of their top riders.

Led by superb performances from Richard Williamson and Oliver Riley and boosted by the return of David Adams at substitute they built on a steady start to lead by six points at the interval. Key race was heat 6 when Adams joined Lee Grange for a 7-3 win over the experienced home pairing of Ingram and Zagni. Kesgrave got a 7-3 win of their own in heat 14 to narrow the deficit but the Hawks closed ranks and sealed victory with a shared heat in the penultimate race.

R.Willimaosn 23 O.Riley 22 L.Grange 16 J.Herring 10 O.Buxton 9 D.Adams 8 D.Butler 6.

In the Combination Division Oliver Buxton and David Adams were unbeaten for Hethersett but that was not enough as the promising Kesgrave youngsters accounted for all their remaining opponents to win comfortably

O.Buxton 20 D.Adams 16 K.Adams 8 O.Wells 5 A.Nixon 4 G.Awbery 4

The Hawks continued to give opportunities to their keen Under-10 riders in the Youth Division and Kesgrave responded by also giving racing to some of the ir least experienced members so a good match ensued. Owen Wells and Katie Wells scored strongly but the best performance came from Alfie Nixon who secured three second places.

O.Wells 15 K.Adams 13 A.Nixon 13 G.Awbery 5 T.Dunne 5

Oliver Riley retained his Norfolk Under-19 title with a maximum in the event held at Hethersett. Oliver Buxton, who fell when challenging Riley, saw off the challenge from Norwich’s Alex Dyball in a race-off for second and third places on the podium.

The Hawks are next in action at East London on Sunday 13th July and the Club stages the Norfolk Under-10, Veterans and Ladies Championships on Wednesday 16th July.