Brilliant Halsey leads the way at Buxton as Mildenhall pick up all the points in easy victory

Danny Halsey.

Danny Halsey. - Credit: Archant

Buxton Hitmen 39 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 55

On a sunny and sultry afternoon in the Peak District a Fen Tigers side missing two of their Heat Leaders roared to a comprehensive victory against the Buxton Hitmen.

The Fen Tigers adapted better than their hosts to some difficult track conditions and never looked in any danger of defeat as their sharper gating saw them increase their lead throughout the afternoon. If it hadn’t been for a handful of unfortunate incidents for Connor Coles, Jack Kingston and Lee Payne when in good scoring positions the Fen Tigers would have sailed past the 60 points mark! Such was the visitors dominance over their hosts that Buxton had to use both TR’s in an attempt to stay within striking distance.

Captain Dan Halsey led the way with an immaculate maximum and received fine support from the other five Fen Tigers who all scored at least paid 9 for their efforts. Acting Team Manager Kevin Jolly even had the luxury of giving reserves Jack Kingston and Connor Mountain a rare outing in Heat 15 as he looked to give all six riders five rides!

Speaking after the meeting Kevin Jolly expressed his pleasure with a job well done -

“It is never easy to come here and get the win and today the lads did so in some style with a great team display with everyone scoring well. The track conditions were not the best but we knuckled down from the start and they carried on from where they left off in the two meetings against Kent. I feel we are now seeing the team really coming together and we go into the very important meeting at Leicester next Sunday in good shape.

It won’t be easy at Leicester for sure, but with Joe Jacobs back in the line up we will, as always, go there looking for the win. I would like to say a big thank you to our excellent travelling support today, they really got behind the lads today, it was a fine effort all round on and off the track!”

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BUXTON 39: Tony Atkin 18, Chris Widman 9+1, Adam Extance 8+2, Tom Woolley 3, Stefan Farnaby 1+1, Sam Ward 0, Ryan Blacklock r/r.

MILDENHALL 55: Dan Halsey 14+1, Connor Mountain 9+2, Lee Payne 9, Connor Coles 8+1, Brendan Johnson 8+1, Jack Kingston 7+2, Joe Jacobs r/r.

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