MATCH REPORT: Hawks fly on against Kesgrave

Hethersett Hawks / Swinton & Co¬†continued their good early-season form with a solid and convincing win over Kesgrave. With the exception of Gary Brown, who was outstanding, the visitors found it difficult to break the Hawks’ experienced teamwork although speedy James Johnson caused a few problems.

The Hawks took the lead in heat 2 with a well-worked 7-3 win from Lee grange and David Adams and with Dan Chanbers and Leigh Cossey riding consistently well it was not until the final heat that Kesgrave got their solitary consolation heat win.

HETHERSETT 113
Leigh Cossey 22+1 (6) Dan Chambers 21+2 (6) Lee Grange 19+2 (6) Olly Buxton 18+4 (6) Dan Butler 18+2 (6) David Adams 15+3 (6)

KESGRAVE 67
Gary Brown 19+2 (6) James Johnson 13+1 (6) Lewis Brinkhoff 11 (6) Tyler Brinkhoff 9 (6) Gary Bowers 6 (5) Keanu Bowers 5 (6) Luke Gifkins 4 (4)

Referee John Oakley

The B team welcomed back Carly Grimes and looked to have a full team until a late withdrawal but the five remaining riders battled well and there were some good moments from Owen Wells and David Adams despite the considerable defeat.

HETHERSETT B 47
David Adams 15+2 (5) Owen Wells 13 (5) Carly Grimes 8 (4) Katie Adams 7 (4) Giles Awbery 4 (4)

KESGRAVE B 77
Lewis Brinkhoff 18+1 (5) James Johnson 16+1 (5) Luke Gifkins 12+2 (4) Tyler Brinkhoff 10+2 (3) Gary Bowers 9+1 (3) John Oakley 9 (4) Keanu Bowers 3+1 (2)

Referee – Gary Brown.

The next Hawks League action is at Harford Park on 26th April against local rivals Norwich Stars and local youngsters will have the opportunity to race at the same venue on Sunday for the first GO RIDE session of the season.