MATCH REPORT: Newport one win away from title

Newport (dig it landscapes) Cycle Speedway team are just one win away from successfully defending their South and South Wales Division One title, after defeating nearest title contenders, Poole, at Newport Sports Village by 90 points to 85.

Both teams were going for it, which resulted in many first bend crashes, all four riders going down in one race. Poole looked to have the stronger line up and went into an early lead after 6 heats, but the home team recovered to lead at the interval after a maximum heat win from the Chris Davies/Oli Sidwick pairing.

The second half proved disastrous for the Dorset team as they suffered two exclusions and lost their discipline, which helped Newport to a vital win. Newport have two remaining matches at Exeter and Horspath at home, just needing to win one of these matches.

Newport scores
Nicky Evans 10+1, Kieran Jones 5, Mark Carmichael 17+1, Dan Bock 10+1, Oli Sidwick 14+3, Shaun Rudman 11+3, Chris Davies 16+1, Adam Bennett 7.