|Wednesday, July 20, 2022||7:30 pm||Championship Jubilee League (Southern)||2022|
BIRMINGHAM fought back from eight points down to edge out Oxford 46-44 in the Championship Jubilee League.
The Brummies now lead the Southern section, albeit with four matches already completed, after working their way back into the meeting from 11-19 behind after five races.
They took the lead for the first time with a 5-1 from guest Alfie Bowtell and Ashley Morris in Heat 14 – and then their other two stand-ins, Josh Pickering (14+1) and Tom Brenan (11+1) secured a 3-3 behind Troy Batchelor (12) but ahead of Scott Nicholls in the decider.
Birmingham boss Laurence Rogers said: “We needed that result. We were disappointed with the way things went at Oxford, we asked these lads for a response and they gave it us.
“I was super-proud of the way the riders turned the meeting around and all three of our guests were absolutely superb tonight.
“It’s a shame we let Oxford leave with a point, even if they did probably deserve it, but even so it was another good win for the Brummies.”
CHAMPIONSHIP JUBILEE LEAGUE
BIRMINGHAM 46: Josh Pickering 14+1, Tom Brennan 11+1, Alfie Bowtell 8, Justin Sedgmen 6, Stefan Nielsen 4, Ashley Morris 3+1, James Pearson 0.
OXFORD 44: Troy Batchelor 12, Scott Nicholls 9+1, Cameron Heeps 7+1, Dillon Ruml 6+3, Aaron Summers 6+2, Jack Thomas 4, Paul Starke r/r.
Championship Jubilee League points: Birmingham 3 Oxford 1
OFFICIAL REFEREE SCORECARD
Racecard available here
Photo Credit: PAUL ROSE