Sunday May 25, 2014
Buxton turned in their best performance of the season so far at play-off hopefuls Mildenhall.

The home side who had twice recorded 60 plus scores at home this season found themselves pegged back for 7 heats before their overall strength in depth saw off the spirited Hitmen. Home number one Joe Jacobs scoring a 15 point maximum.

Star for the visitors was skipper Liam Carr who tuned in a 14 point haul including a massive 6 point tactical ride in heat 9 where he outfoxed the otherwise undefeated home skipper Danny Halsey. There were important contributions from Tony Atkin with 9 and resurgent Ryan Blacklock who had it not been for a puncture in heat 12 would have bettered his 5 point score.

‘I felt good out there today and the track was the best Ive known it here said Blacklock.

‘The team is also gelling and you can see improvement in the new guys some of them haven’t been riding long but each meeting they are continuing to improve. I see my role to encourage them as the likes of Adam Allott and Dean Felton have done for me in the past. We are definitely going the right way’ he added

It was a difficult afternoon for Hitmen reserve Adam Extance who had to ride Tom Woolley’s bike as his own failed the late machine inspection ‘ Its always difficult to ride a bike that’s set up for someone else but I’d like to thank Tom for trusting me with his machine’ commented the National League newcomer. He did however return 3 points and looked good on the tricky West Row circuit.

Buxton Boss Jayne Moss was pleased with the overall team performance and praised her inexperienced team ‘The boys did well today – it’s a tough place to come and we did give it a real go’

Buxton are next in action at Brandon Coventry Next Friday (30th May) in the National League KO Cup.

MILDENHALL 57: Joe Jacobs 15, Danny Halsey 11, Josh Bates 8, Brendan Johnson 7+1, Connor Coles 6+1, Jack Kingston 5+3, Connor Mountain 5+2.

BUXTON 36: Liam Carr 14+1, Tony Atkin 9, Ryan Blacklock 5, Tom Woolley 3+1, Adam Extance 3, Stefan Farnaby 2+2, Sean Phillips 0.