CLUB NEWS: Hawks struggle at Horspath in British Club Championships

Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators had a tough time in the semi-final of the British Open Club Championship at Horspath (Oxfordshire). In their opening rides the four Hawks amassed only five points, but after that they rallied and in the end gave a good account of themselves, despite having the worst of an unbalanced race formula.

Star of the team was Harley Hamill, who travelled to Oxford after a night shift but still clocked up two wins in his 13 points.

Dan Chambers took his time to find his form, but a win in his last ride helped Hethersett to overcome Sheffield in fifth place.

Leigh Cossey scored steadily but Lee Smith had a match to forget with two exclusions.

Semi-final score: (3 qualified)

Newport 44
East Park 41
Poole 41
Coventry 38
Hethersett 35 (H.Hamill 13 L.Cossey 9 D.Chambers 9 L.Smith 4)
Sheffield 34

Two Hethersett riders made the long trip to Sussex to contest round 4 of the South East Grand Prix at Hellingly and both ensured the miles were worth it.

Owen Wells won the Under-18s and Glyn Morgan was runner-up in the Veterans.

This Sunday the Hawks have a tough South-East & Eastern League match against Gt.Blakenham at the Memorial Playing Field (2 p.m.)