MATCH REPORT: Bury overpower Hull

Bury 115 – 64 Hull, Northern League Divison One, Sunday 22nd June 2014

With Hull arriving at Bury with just 8 riders to contest the 3 matches, it always looked likely that Bury would gain revenge for their loss earlier in the season.

A great start for the home side as Taylor/Parish combined for a 7-3 over Angell, Scranage/Elston scored 7 over Schofield, and Owen/Howarth added 6 next race. Parish held off Angell in the 4th, but Bury slammed in 3 maximums in 3 races to effectively end the contest. Angell took Hulls first race win I the 8th, but Bury had a 26 point advantage at halfway.

A lovely sunny day, but no respite for Hull after the interval, some terrific team work adding 3 more maximums. A terrific race in the 13th with Howarth just holding off Angell, Owen third. A fine 4 ride maximum to Renc in the 14th, Angell Hull’s only effective rider took race 16, with Bury finishing with further heat wins to run out 115-64 winners. Angell worked hard for his 16 points and Hulls two victories. Bury in super form, had Parish and Renc unbeaten but a brilliant team performance with 13 bonus points.

Bury: Chris Parish 17-3 Danny Taylor 17-2 Ben Scranage 16-3 James Elston 17-2 Will Owen 16-1 Neil Howarth 14-2 Joe Halloran 2(2) Dawid Renc 16(4)
Hull: Andy Angell 16 Katie Greaves 1 (1) Sam Schofield 7 Josh Bellis 6 Lewis Aylmer 10 Nathan Everitt 8 Chris Cook 8 d Cooper 8-1


Division 2 and Hull field 5 riders, but a different contest, the visitors provided 3 of the first 4 heat winners and it was all square after 4 races. Taylor and Turnbull combined for 7 points over Cook, to take the lead. Another 7 points in the 7th with Everitt taking his third victory in the 8th. 44-33 to Bury.

A good race from Bellis in the 9th saw him collect 4 points, Renc took the 10th, with the clash of the unbeaten riders Everitt and Taylor coming out in favour of the Bury rider after a close race. Bury now 58-46 ahead and cruising. Hull had other ideas, Cooper/Bellis 7-3 Everitt/Greaves 6-4 and then another 7 points to Everitt/Bellis reduced the deficit to just 2 points with a race to go.

A super ride to Taylor to complete his maximum with Cooper trying hard and Renc third saw Bury home 74-69. A great effort from Everitt /Bellis/Cooper and Cook almost sneaked the points, and might have done so if Schofield had elected to race. For the home side Taylor unbeaten with Renc supporting well, but this was one that almost slipped away.

Bury: Dawid Renc 16 Lewis Turner 7-2 Danny Taylor 18-2 Joe Halloran 10 Adam Turnbull 11-1 Steve Mann 11-1 David Bowler DNR
Hull: Nathan Everitt 18-1 Chris Cook 15 Katie Greaves 6 David Cooper 14-2 Josh Bellis 16-2 Sam Schofield DNR

Referee – Chas Whalley (Both matches)

With Hull having no Div 3 riders, it became an 80-0 victory to Bury. An 8 rider individual took place and good to see some very new riders to the sport having a real go. Adam Turnbull put together 4 faultless races, but both David Bowler 14 and Danny Miller 12 put in some sterling laps. The enthusiasm of the younger riders is always 100% and just great to watch.

Scorers: Adam Turnbull 16, David Bowler 14, Danny Miller 12, Sean Etheridge 10, Tom Deakin 10, Duncan Whalley 8, Angel Etheridge 6, Hermione Whalley 4

Referee Joe Halloran