Cycle Speedway
Stalemate between rivals Coventry and Leicester

By Steve Carpenter 19/07 Updated: 20/07 15:16

HONOURS were shared in the Cycle Speedway Midland League at Hearsall Common between hosts Coventry and visiting Leicester on Tuesday.

The two teams clashed at Division Two level and both teams chose to field full squads of junior riders to give them much needed match action after the fixture list had been severely hit by the poor summer weather.

However, a rare sunny evening, perfect track conditions and a sizable crowd greeted the two teams in the opening match of the evening with Coventry entertaining Leicester Lions.

Led by the dashing James Kirrane, who recorded a superb maximum, Coventry took the lead in heat two and steadily pulled away to post a handsome 76 -54 victory.

Fast improving Jake Slatter raced to three fine heats wins to record his best ever return and debutants Shaun Reynolds and Daniel Drewitt each won a race for Coventry.

In the second match of the packed evening, the east midlanders took revenge, with the older and more experienced Leicester Monarchs easing to a 87 – 43 victory over the tiring Coventry side.

Kirrane was once again the pick of the Herasall Common juniors, who all stuck to their task in a successful evening for the home club, who only returned to track action last summer after a five year break from league competition.

Coventry are next in first team action on Sunday 29th July when they travel to Birmingham in the Midland League.

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