MATCH REPORT: Uncompromising Poole defeat champions Newport

Reigning league champions, Newport, dropped points for the first time in 2016 as they found Poole in an uncompromising mood at Harbourside. The home side were solid from 1 to 8 while the visitors sorely missed the services of injured Nicky Evans and Jack Harrold.

With 9 heat wins between them, Greg Gluchowski and Maciej Ganczarek cruised to maximum tallies and Ben Donohue was unbeaten in 4 completed rides while Hayden Chant just dropped a single point. Mark Carmichael and Chris Davies headed the attck for Newport while Adam Bennett kept the home top guns honest.

Poole 98
Greg Gluchowski 20, Maciej Ganczarek 16, Hayden Chant 13, Ben Donohue 13, Dean Hook 13, Wil Bristowe 10, Pete Chant 7, Ben Tinsdale 6

Newport 76
Mark Carmichael 19, Chris Davies 15, Adam Bennett 12, Oli Sidwick 10, Sean Bennett 9  Kevin Greaves 8, Dale Clark 2, Colin Simmons 1

Referee – Mike Legge

Division 2 result

Poole 45
Callum Smith 12  Ben Tinsdale 10  Danny Byrne 9  Fraser Garnett 7  Macie Schmidt 5  Bethany Briggs 2

Newport 35
Colin Simmons 11  John Sidwick 8  Dale Clark 6 Dan Wright 6 Pete Sadler 4

Cover photo from an old match between Newport and Poole, it’s too good to not use again and again though!