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Birmingham Brummies v Leicester Lions

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Championship 2022

Perry Barr StadiumAldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2ET

38 - 52
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Date Tapes Up Competition Season
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:30 pm Championship 2022

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LEICESTER remain top of the Championship after taking a full four-point haul from a 52-38 win at Birmingham.

The Lions established control with 5-1s in Heats 2 and 4 and secured the result with back-to-back maximum advantages in Heats 13 and 14 to see off a comeback from the Brummies.

Skipper Kyle Howarth scored 13+2 for the visitors and was unbeaten until Heat 15, whilst Nick Morris scored 12, and they also outscored the hosts 15-1 at reserve. Justin Sedgmen won four races for the Brummies as he finished on 13+1.

Lions boss Stewart Dickson said: “We rode pretty well, pretty solid on the night, it was a solid team performance from the six riders missing Connor (Mountain), and it was a thoroughly professional job.

“Fair play to Birmingham, they got back into it with clever use of the tactical later on, because I did wonder when Laurence (Rogers) was going to use it, but we got a couple of 5-1s again in Heats 13 and 14 which put it out of their reach.

“Four points keeps us top of the table for that little bit longer, and it was a very pleasing result for us. It wasn’t as one-sided as it looks, but from a Leicester perspective we’re very happy.”

Sedgmen said: “Leicester have got a very strong team and I’d be very surprised if they don’t make the Final.

“No excuses though, it is what it is. The boys tried pretty hard, it was a little bit frustrating.”

CHAMPIONSHIP
BIRMINGHAM 38: Justin Sedgmen 13+1, Erik Riss 10+1, Stefan Nielsen 5, Jake Allen 5, Ashley Morris 4, James Pearson 1, Adam Roynon 0.
LEICESTER 52: Kyle Howarth 13+2, Nick Morris 12, Anders Rowe 9, Richie Worrall 8+1, Dan Thompson 6+1, Joe Thompson 4+2, Connor Mountain r/r.

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Photo Credit: PHIL McGLYNN

Venue

Perry Barr Stadium

Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2ET