MATCH REPORT: Coventry take first win

Coventry Cycle Speedway recorded their biggest win since the club reformed back in 2011 as they beat a depleted Wednesfield Dragons side by 114 points to 65 on a glorious late summers afternoon at Hearsall Common.

Konrad Pietak, Myke Grimes, Dave Frith, Joe McLaughlin and Kyle Roberts all went through the card as Wednesfield struggled, with Haydn Rowley top scoring for the visitors with 13. Harry Everiss and Connor Dyke also scored double figure returns for the visitors, though they were no match for a rampant Coventry side.

The Devlins Newsagents sponsored side stamped their authority on the meeting from the off with a flurry of maximum 7-3 heat advantages in the early stages which opened up a healthy 12 point lead by heat 5.

From there the visitors claimed the inside gate positions, which they are entitled to do by the rulebook of Cycle Speedway. Even with the advantage of the inside grid positions, Coventry were unstoppable with a number of jet propelled gates from Myke Grimes, Kyle Roberts and Daniel Drewett.

Veteran racer Joe McLaughlin was back to his best with a number of trademark first bends whilst fellow Eurovets racer Dave Frith also raced with his head blocking out the opposition on several occasions.

Coventry hit the 100 mark in heat 16 when Dave Frith partnered Josh Marsh to a 6-4. Two 7-3’s later and the Devlins Newsagents had done it, their first win of the season was more than deserved.

It must be noted that Coventry riders Shaun Reynolds and Sammie Marsh guested for the Wednesfield Dragons as they turned up two riders short. They scored 8 and 3 respectively.