Sunday August 20, 2017
On the face of it this might have looked a comfortable victory for the reigning National League Champions but up until heat 13 it was far from it.

Despite going 8 points down early on some astute tactical moves by stand-in Team Manager 17-year-old Josh Moss saw the Hitmen claw back vital points and after heat 12 it was 36 all. Largely down to a fantastic performance by reserve Ryan Kinsley scoring paid 12 from 6 rides. Kinsley admitted that he went back to basics to this meeting.

‘I didn’t have such a great meeting last time out here and decided to go back to what I knew. This bike set-up suits the smaller tracks and I think it will suit other tracks in the league too.’ Added Kinsley who is somewhat of a larger track specialist.

Meanwhile Team Manager Moss enjoyed his afternoon at the helm ‘It can be tough especially at home when I have other duties to fit in. I enjoyed it and we had a great team spirit. I think the boys appreciated it and I enjoyed the experience but I’ll be glad to see Jason (Pipe) back’

Eventually the Brummies top two triumphed and the last three heats were maximum victories for the visitors. Ex-Buxton star Liam Carr scored a faultless 15-point maximum and he was well backed by Jack Parkinson-Blackburn who was also unbeaten by the opposition all meeting.

Buxton Skipper Tom Woolley who had the race of the day in heat 12 beating Kyle Bickley was left bemoaning what might have been ‘We gave them a close meeting today and it was a pity Matt (Williamson) struggled. He’s been on fire just recently and if he had scored like he has been we could have taken them’

Buxton are next at home on 10th September when Kent Kings visit Hi-Edge.

BUXTON 39: Ryan Kinsley 11+1, Tony Atkin 9, Tom Woolley 8, Matt Williamson 6, Sam Woolley 2+1, Lee Geary 2+1, Jamie Halder 1+1.

BIRMINGHAM 51: Liam Carr 15, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 13+2, Kyle Bickley 10, Layne Cupitt 8+2, Taylor Hampshire 4+1, Alex Spooner 1, David Mason R/R.