MATCH REPORT: Coventry lose out in final heat once again

Coventry lost out in yet another last heat decider in the Midlands League at Hearsall Common last Sunday – this time Wednesfield Dragons won in the final heat to post a winning 91-85 score line.

The home side provided the majority of the heat winners early on, with Myke Grimes and Dominik Rycharski in scintillating form. The pair kept Coventry in contention as they trailed by just two points at half time.

A Ray Oliver/Grimes maximum heat advantage in heat 17 set-up a crucial last heat decider. At the first time of asking in the final heat, the Coventry pair of Rycharski/Dan Drewett hit the front but the race was stopped for a first lap infringement.

Andy Whitehouse caught the action. More photos on http://

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The Coventry duo could not register the required first and third men home in the resulting re-run, leaving Coventry yet again pointless after another close and entertaining home match in regional racing.

The home side gave Stratford Upon Avon based youngster Cameron Gill his home debut and the speedy youngsters responded by brilliantly winning his first ever senior team race.

Coventry point scorers:

Myke Grimes 18, Dominik Rycharski 17, Ray Oliver 15, Dan Drewett 10, Matt Hambidge 8, Ollie Morris 7, Cameron Gill 7 and Joe McLaughlin 4.


The new Brandon Bees team recorded an excellent 78-72 win at Hearsall Common last Sunday against a young home side in an under 16s challenge.

Coventry point scorers:

Jack Reynolds 14, Heather Smith 12, Jacob Slezak 11, Lewis Fry 11, Wyatt Jacobs 9, James Bridge-Wilkinson 8, James Morris 4 and Louis Westhead 3.

Brandon Bees point scorers:

Lee Gregory 16, Cameron Gill 16, Jony Middleton 11, Owen Gregory 11, Tom Savage 9, Lewis Middleton 7, Amy Baynes 5 and Joseph Augustus 4.