CLUB NEWS: Newport take the Rosebowl

Newport “Dig It Landscapes” Cycle Speedway team have won the coveted South and South Wales Rosebowl competition, after beating Swindon, Exeter and Hellingly in a well contested meeting at Marsh Barton, Exeter.

Newport suffered a tapes exclusion in their second race, but this did not effect them a great deal, as wins from Carmichael, Harrold, Davies and Bennett gave them an interval lead.

Team manager, Colin Simmons, told the team what was expected for the second half and the team rode well to instructions.

Colin Simmons team manager Jack Harrold ,Mark Carmichael ,Adam Bennett. Front row l to r. Chris Davies Kayden Clark (mascot) Dale Clark ( captain).

(L-R) Back row: Colin Simmons (team manager), Jack Harrold, Mark Carmichael, Adam Bennett. Front row: Chris Davies, Kayden Clark (mascot), Dale Clark (captain).

However, home team Exeter were a threat, showing great track knowledge, and the Devon side drew level with Newport with just two races remaining.

Further wins from Carmichael and Davies secured a fine cup win for the Welsh team, who’s attention now turns to recording a league and cup double, when they go for the regional league title next month.

Newport scores

J. Harrold 16+3, M. Carmichael 16+1, A. Bennett 12, C. Davies 11+1, D.Clark DNR.