Live on Eurosport...
King's Lynn v Belle Vue
0
Months
:
0
Days
:
0
Hrs
:
0
Mins
:
0
Secs
FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube

Oxford Chargers v Belle Vue Colts

Report

National Development League 2022

Oxford StadiumBlackbird Leys, Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East England, England, United Kingdom

48 - 41
Result

Details

Date Tapes Up Competition Season
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 7:30 pm National Development League 2022

Report

OXFORD defeated Belle Vue 48-41 in a dramatic finish between two play-off rivals at Cowley.

The meeting went to a last-heat decider where a Colts 5-1 would have seen them snatch victory – but in fact guest Adam Roynon suffered mechanical trouble at the start, with Jordan Jenkins and Henry Atkins scoring a 5-1 for the Chargers over Jack Smith leaving the visitors point-less overall.

Atkins top-scored for the hosts with 15+1 and Jenkins scored 12+2, whilst Roynon (14) and Smith (11+1) led the way for the Colts, who remain in a tight battle for play-off places.

Said Atkins said: “It was getting a bit close in the middle of the meeting, so we had a chat, because we knew we needed a few more points. But we got the victory and three big points and now we sit in a solid third position in the league.

“Before some of my races, both Jason (Crump) and Peter (Schroeck) said: ‘We need you to do well here’, so I knew I had to make a decent gate and post a 5-1 with Jordan.

“We did that a few times; on a couple of times we didn’t, so we made sure we did it in the final race to get the win, which is the main thing.”

Colts co-boss Graham Goodwin said: “We’re just gutted for the boys. The way they rode tonight, they absolutely deserved a point, but we had our fair share of bad luck.

“With Jake [Mulford] being excluded in Heat 13 after his silencer came loose and Adam suffering engine failure in Heat 15, a few things went against us.

“As unfortunate as this result is, we are still on track for the play-offs. We’ve got a handful of meetings left to accumulate points and I’m sure the lads are as determined as we are to do so.”

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
OXFORD 48: Henry Atkins 15+1, Jordan Jenkins 12+2, Jody Scott 8+1, Sam Hagon 6, Arran Butcher 5+2, Jacob Clouting 2+1, Nathan Stoneman r/r
BELLE VUE 41: Adam Roynon 14, Jack Smith 11+1, Freddy Hodder 6+3, Jake Mulford 6, Archie Freeman 4, Sam McGurk 0, Harry McGurk r/r
NDL points: Oxford 3 Belle Vue 0

OFFICIAL REFEREE SCORECARD
Racecard available here

Photo Credit @OXFORDSPEEDWAY

Venue

Oxford Stadium

Blackbird Leys, Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East England, England, United Kingdom