MATCH REPORT: South East GP from Hethersett

Hethersett Hawks/Swinton & Co hosted 30 riders from across East Anglia for the penultimate round of the South-East Grand Prix. Four Hethersett riders took part and Katie Adams was the unchallenged winner of the Girls competition.

Daniel Longlands finished fourth in the Under-14s, Nigel Longlands fifth in the Veterans and Giles Awbery seventh in the Under-12s. Other category winners were Charlie Parr (Kesgrave – Under-8s), Jake Cazey (Kesgrave – Under-10s), Lewis Brinkhoff (Kesgrave – Under-12s), Charlie Long (Kesgrave – Under-14s), Alex Harvey (Ipswich – Under-17s), Fraser Harris (Ipswich – Seniors) and Gary Brown (Kesgrave – Veterans).

The Hawks face the final showdown in the South East League on Sunday with a double-header in Suffolk against the Ipswich teams, Whirlwinds and Eagles. Following the Whirlwinds victory in the recent midweek local derby, the scenario is clear for the Hawks – they need to beat both teams, with the victory over the Eagles needing to be by at least seven points, to win the League. A sole victory by that margin against the Eagles will secure runners-up spot in the final table. The “B” team are also in action at Ipswich.

Full results

U8 A Final
1st Charlies Parr (Kesgrave) 2nd Tommy Rope (Kesgrave) 3rd Magnus Vincent (Kesgrave) 4th Oscar Hammon (Kesgrave)

U8 B Final
1st Emil Gowers (Ipswich) 2nd Hatdn Mitchell (Ipswich)

U10 A Final
1st Jake Cazey (Kesgrave) 2nd Charlie Beeton (Kesgrave) 3rd Archie Foote (Kesgrave) 4th Kai Gowers (Ipswich)

U10 B Final
1st Phoebe Hammond (Kesgrave)

U12 A Final
1st Lewis Brinkhoff (Kesgrave) 2nd Jake Vincent (Kesgrave) 3rd Charlie Johnson (Ipswich) 4th Zak Cazey (Kesfgrave)

U12 B Final
1st Kristian Mitchell (Ipswich) 2nd Tom Skinner (Kesgrave) 3rd Giles Awbery (Hethersett)

U14 A Final
1st Charlie Long (Kesgrave) 2nd Ethan Mitchell (Ipswich) 3rd Evan Vincent (Ipswich) 4th Daniel Longlands (Hethersett)

U17 Girls A Final
1st Katie Adams (Hethersett0

U17 A Final
1st Alex Harvey (Ipswich)

Senior A Final
1st Fraser Harris (Ipswich)

Veterans A Final
1st Gary Brown (Kesgrave) 2nd Ray Pyke (Kesgrave) 3rd Ian Johnson (Ipswich) 4th John Oakley (Kesgrave)

Veterans B Final
1st Nigel Longlands (Hethersett)

30 Riders
Referees – Luke Gifkins, Ray Pike, Katie Adams