Little Devils too hot for Cobras

Plymouth 59 Rye House Cobras 35THE Cobras suffered another defeat on their travels on Friday night.Rye House's second string lost 59-35 against the Devils in Plymouth.

Plymouth 59 Rye House Cobras 35

THE Cobras suffered another defeat on their travels on Friday night.

Rye House's second string lost 59-35 against the Devils in Plymouth. It was the Kart Raceway Cobras' third away defeat in the last week.

While the final scoreline had a familiar look about it, as the Devils stormed to all three match points, there was much more to enthuse about from this performance from the Hoddesdon outfit.


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Danny Halsey produced a battling display to once again top score for the side.

His eight point total would have been higher but for locking up when second in heat 11 and finishing pointless after a mistake in a heat 15 that he had initially led for nearly a lap.

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Halsey also led heat 13 for three laps before veteran Mark Simmonds found a way past.

There were much improved displays as well from Jamie Courtney and Lee Strudwick. Courtney would have won his opener but for mechanical gremlins, but recovered to finish with seven points.

His total was matched by Strudwick, who came close to securing a six point tactical ride for Rye in heat nine, only to be overhauled in the closing stages by Kyle Hughes.

Former Plymouth man Rob Smith was also good for a race win and paid seven, while Ben Morley enjoyed another night of progress en route to 5+2.

The clear high spots for the 15-year-old came via a successful effort to hold David Gough off for second place in heat eight and a wonderful ride alongside Smith in heat 14 to match the 5-1 the same duo captured in the equivalent race at Weymouth the week before.

Rye House scorers: Danny Halsey 8 (5 rides, inc 4 as a TR), Mike Bovis 1 (4), Jamie Courtney 7 (4), Rob Smith 5+2 (4), Lee Strudwick 7 (5, inc 4 as a TR), Dan Blake 2 (4), Ben Morley 5+2 (4)

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