Speedway:
Storm remain on track for National title

By Steve Carpenter Tuesday 06 August 2013 Updated: 12/08 10:59

Latest News

Buy photos » Storm co-boss Blayne Scroggins. (s)

STORM remain in the hunt for the National League title thanks to a narrow victory over Buxton although a late comeback by the hitmen restricted the home side to two points rather than three.

The Storm always looked likely to have enough to take victory in a competitive encounter on Friday evening with a solid top-five display, but the visitors were always in contention to snatch a point, and did so in Heat 15.

That came courtesy of a 5-1 from captain Charles Wright and impressive youngster Liam Carr, whilst the scoring of Ryan Blacklock at reserve was also important for the visitors.

Storm were thankful for a stunning 5-1 from Joe Jacobs and James Sarjeant in Heat 13 as they kept Wright in third place, and that proved crucial in the final analysis.

Co-boss Blayne Scroggins said: “We wanted all three points so we’ve dropped one, but let’s concentrate on the two.

“We still have to be pleased with a win, bouncing back from losing to the Isle of Wight and there’s a great spirit, which we saw with Rob (Branford) lending his bike to Martin (Knuckey), and also from James (Sarjeant) when he found he wasn’t in Heat 15 but went straight to the other two boys and did a captain’s job.

“Buxton have certainly found form in the last few weeks and when you’ve got Charles Wright there you know you’ve got points in the bag. The 5-1 in Heat 13 was certainly the match-winner for us.”

Share This

Popular »

1 Freeman facing prison after gun conviction

2 Sky Blues fans remain hopeful despite no Ricoh Arena return

3 Man from Coventry dies at Global Gathering festival

4 Sky Blues fans brave long queues for Gillingham tickets

5 Fans urged to make Ricoh return a night to remember

More sport »

Snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan heads Champion of Champions event in Coventry

FIVE-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and world number

More injury misery for Bees rider Adam Roynon

ADAM Roynon has suffered yet another devastating injury

Speedway: Bees owner Mick Horton says sorry to fans

BEES promoter Mick Horton has issued an apology

Special Feature: There is no place like home...In Northampton

A CONTROVERSIAL move to Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium

Regional sport »


Rugby Observer
First point on the road for Town

Southern League - Central Division Bedworth 1 Rugby 1 BANKHoliday ...

Solihull Observer
Carney's Column - England World Cup qualifier and top-of-the-table clash

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies’ captain Karen Carney travelled to Cardiff this ...

Leamington Observer
Harrison to race Qatar 100k

LEAMINGTON C & AC’s Sue Harrison has been called up ...

Redditch Standard
McDonald: "great buzz" in Reds' camp

REDDITCH United occupy second place in the Calor League Premier ...