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Belle Vue v King's Lynn

Belle Vue Aces v Oxford Spires


ROWE Motor Oil Premiership R1 2024

National Speedway StadiumKirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester, M12 4WB

51 - 39


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BELLE Vue overcame strong resistance from Oxford to notch another home win in the ROWE Motor Oil Premiership.

The Aces won 51-39 at the National Speedway Stadium but that didn’t tell the full story as two late 5-1s in Heat 13 and 15 saw them finally pull clear.

Ben Cook continued his excellent form in his first season with the club as he scored 13 from five rides, teaming up with Dan Bewley (11+3) for maximum points in the last race.

The Spires were limited to just three race wins but did produce a solid display with Craig Cook scoring 8+2 and Maciej Janowski notching 8+1.

Aces skipper Brady Kurtz (9) said: “This was probably one of the toughest meetings we’ve had so far at home, but it’s clear to see why because Oxford have such a strong team both on paper and in practice.

“We knew we had to be on our game but with the weather playing its part once again, it did give us a few headaches and some of the boys did struggle.

“But I think that everyone put their two-cents worth into this meeting and it was so satisfying, after such a closely contested battle, to come away with the win and another couple of points.”

Oxford boss Peter Schroeck said: “We kept it really close until the end of the meeting, when Belle Vue’s big guns came good. It showed how well we did that I couldn’t put in a tactical substitute until Heat 14.

“In that race, I gave Craig a reserve ride, since he was leading Heat 12 for most of that race and was going strong towards the end of the meeting.

“We kept with them for most of the meeting, because we largely avoided last places. Belle Vue were providing heat winners, while we were finishing second and third. It was a solid performance from us.”

BELLE VUE 51: Ben Cook 13, Dan Bewley 11+3, Brady Kurtz 9, Norick Blodorn 6, Connor Mountain 4+1, Jaimon Lidsey 4, Connor Bailey 4.
OXFORD 39: Craig Cook 8+2, Maciej Janowski 8+1, Rohan Tungate 7+1, Charles Wright 6+1, Erik Riss 6+1, Chris Harris 3, Ashton Boughen 1+1.

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Photo credit: IAN CHARLES