MATCH REPORT: Horspath win inter-league challenge

Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators travelled to Oxford for a return inter-league challenge match with Horspath who visited Hethersett pre-season.

Injuries and unavailability meant only five members could travel to race and the Hawks drafted in a guest rider to fulfil the fixture. It was a close affair, with Dan Chambers outstanding and a returning Lee Smith pairing up well with Owen Wells.

Liam Webster again proved what a good new signing he is with two wins but he was unable to prevent a key 7-3 win for Horspath in heat 15 which gave them a unassailable lead, leaving the Hawks to take a consolation 7-3 win in the last race.

Z.Payne 18+1 (5) D.Chamberlain 17 (6) A.Johnson 14 (5) D.Hebenham 13+3 (5) N.Loveridge 8+1 (4) O.Johnson 7+1 (5) J.Brown 4+1 (2)

D.Chambers 18+3 (6) O.Wells 17+1 (6) L.Webster 16 (5) L.Smith 15+1 (5) W.Hutt (guest) 8+1 (5) K.Adams 5 (5)

The Hawks resume South-East & Eastern League action this Sunday at Great Blakenham while the previous day Owen Wells makes the long trip to Exeter for National Round 3 of the British Youth & Junior League.

Report by Mel Perkins. Cover photo by Peter Payne. Team Photo by Kevin Wells.