CLUB NEWS: Hawks youngsters gain valuable experience

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES had an anxious week waiting on availability of riders but in the end they did put two full teams out for their last away fixtures at Kesgrave. The teams were not the strongest but at least the Club honoured the fixtures and the youngsters involved will have gained valuable track experience of the tight circuit and will continue to learn.

Mason Martin rode well in the first- team match despite a couple of falls whereas Paul Delaiche had a heavy early fall and he never really got going after that. Most consistent rider was Daniel Martin and he had a good win in heat 9. Ultimately it came down to the home side being mach sharper away from the tapes.

(Daniel Martin 17 Mason Martin 12+1 Paul Delaiche 8 Nigel Longlands 7 Rod Burke 4 Harry Dodds 3 Lola Martin 2 Amelia Dodson 2)

Mason was rested to the substitute bench for the youth match but did come in for three rides which he won in style. Just as well too because it was a similar story to the first match with Kesgrave too sharp but the young Hawks never gave up and Harry Dodds looked fast. With the exception of Mason the whole team have at least four more years in this league and Norfolk Under-8 Champion Oscar Copeland has 8 years to go!! Alex Osborne made his team racing debut.

(Mason Martin 12 Harry Dodds 10 Luca El Labany 8 Lola Martin 7 Amelia Dodson 3 Alex Osborne 3 Oscar Copeland 3)

This Sunday the Hawks conclude their season with the visit of Great Blakenham to the Memorial Playing Field. At the visitors’ request the Yout League match will start at 1 p.m. with the first-team match in its usual place at 2 p.m.