MATCH REPORT: Kesgrave unable to contain Poole

Report by Pete Barnes, Photos by Arthur Lawrence

On a bright but chilly Saturday afternoon the Poole / Trent Comets welcomed Kesgrave to Harbourside Park in a National League fixture.  Both sides were at less than full strength and the visitors took the opportunity to include Poole junior Max Strong in the reserve berth who in turn replaced a far from fit Leon Mower for two outings. In the opening heat Greg
Gluchowski and club captain Will Bristowe took maximum points in the first of only two similar scorelines during the entire meeting. Although Kesgrave registered only a single heat winner strong performances from Torsten and Ryker Jolly with able backing from Luca Woodhouse, Matt and Charlie Parr they were unable to contain the powerful home squad. 

Will Bristowe, Aaron Smith, Greg Gluchowski and Feroze Langoo headed the Comets points total whilst on his return from injury Kenzie Bennett was unbeaten in his three rides.  An excellent advert for National League racing which needs to be encouraged in future seasons.

Poole / Trent.  100
Will Bristowe 23 + 1,  Alan Nation 6,  Feroze Langoo 13,  Leon Penketh 11,  Aaron Smith 17 + 1, Jamie Randall 8 + 1, Greg Gluchowski 10,  Kenzie Bennett 12

Kesgrave. 79.
Luca Woodhouse 11 + 1,  Ryker Jolly 15 + 2,  Leon Mower 6 + 2,  Torsten Jolly 18 + 1, Charlie Parr 11,  Matt Parr 12 + 3,  Max Strong 6