MATCH REPORT: Northumbria close season with a win

With Michael Parr and Mark Mulvey missing, the Vikings expected a close match, but in the end pulled away to win comfortably thanks to some excellent riding from the engine room of the team.

The two Dan’s both ended their campaign in style, Dan Redshaw unlucky not to score more but for a couple of slips on the 2nd bend, while Terry Kirkup shrugged off a few injury niggles to go out with a bang and replacement ‘No.1’ Keith Oldham put in a solid performance. Pawel Idziorek naturally provided good opposition for home skipper Gavin Parr, losing out the first time they met, but lowering his own track record in heat 12 to 42.1 seconds as he won 2nd time round, Adam Watson also providing lively back up to the young Polish flyer.

NORTHUMBRIA: Gavin Parr 19, Jason Keith 15+2, Daniel Wharrier 15+1, Terry Kirkup 13+4, Dan Redshaw 12+2, Keith Oldham 8+1, Andy Knowles 1, Jim Graham 1
HECKMONDWIKE: Pawel Idziorek 18+1, Adam Watson 16, Darren Kent 12+1, Ryan Summersgill 8, Justin Naylor 6, Laura Watson 6