Monday June 04, 2018
BUXTON were thrashed by Cradley 68-22 in the National Trophy at Monmore Green on Monday night.

The Black Country club powered their way to a comfortable victory over the Hitmen to go top of the northern section group and complete the double over the Hitmen in the competition.

The home side were rampant against the Hitmen as they gained no less that nine maximum 5-1 heat advantages and five 4-2 advantages with only skipper Tom Woolley gaining a race win on the tricky Monmore circuit which came in heat seven as he got the better of Drew Kemp and Alfie Bowtell.

Captain Tom Woolley top scored for the Hi-~Edge based side with 8-points with Ben Wilson chipping in with 7-points to score the bulk of the points for the young Hitmen side.

Hitmen team manager Josh Moss commented “We always new this was going to be a difficult meeting especially with the riders we have missing in Connor Coles and Corban Pavitt through injury and also using rider replacement always makes things difficult. Cradley have a tricky track here at Monmore on which many riders struggle and they are a top team and will beat most clubs around their home track and away from home also. All the lads did their best and that is all we can ask for, I’m just pleased that we have come away with everyone fit and we will dust ourselves down and turn our attentions to our next meeting and continue our efforts to bring a rider or two in to strengthen us.”

CRADLEY 68: Drew Kemp 17, Kyle Bickley 15, Adam Roynon 12+3, Alfie Bowtell 10+2, Chris Widman 8+3, Jason Edwards 6+2, Bradley Andrews r/r.
BUXTON 22: Tom Woolley 8, Ben Wilson 7, Ben Woodhull 3, Lewis Whitmore 2, Luke Whitehead 1, Kieran Douglas 1, David Wallinger r/r.