South East cycle speedway riders dominate at Ipswich in clash with the North and Scotland

The South East and East's Lewis Osborne leads Kris Ramsden, with Luke Harrison third and Reece Polli

The South East and East's Lewis Osborne leads Kris Ramsden, with Luke Harrison third and Reece Pollitt. Phil Clarke - Credit: Archant

The South East and East Senior cycle speedway squad continued their dominance of the 2017 Supertrax Battle of Britain series, comfortably winning their first home match of the season against the North and Scotland at Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich, at the weekend.

The North's Ben Higham splits Josh Brooke and Charlie Rumbold, while Adam Watson mounts the kerb

The North's Ben Higham splits Josh Brooke and Charlie Rumbold, while Adam Watson mounts the kerb - Credit: Archant

Every home rider took at least one heat win on the hottest day of the year so far, Blakenham’s Luke Harrison capping his debut with victory against Reece Pollitt and Louis Wright.

Ben Higham was pick of the visitors, protecting Michael Preston for the North’s only 7-3 heat win of the match. However the North, sadly understrength, were well beaten.

This win puts the South East and East seniors at the head of the league table at the halfway stage, making the next match against the Midlands at home a potential title decider.

That match will be at Kesgrave’s Memorial Playing Field on Sunday, July 23. Tapes up for Juniors at 1pm, then Seniors at 2pm. Admission free.

South East and East senior side: Back row, let to right: Charlie Rumbold, Leon Mower, manager Bryan

South East and East senior side: Back row, let to right: Charlie Rumbold, Leon Mower, manager Bryan Harvey, Lewis Osborne, Josh Brooke. Front row, left to right: Ashley Hill, Luke Harrison, Matt Hill, Richard Fellgett. All photos: PHIL CLARKE - Credit: Archant


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South East and East 118

Lewis Osborne 16+1, Ashley Hill 20, Charlie Rumbold 18+2, Josh Brooke 13+2, Matt Hill 16+2, Leon Mower 10, Luke Harrison 10+1, Richard Fellgett 15+1.

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North and Scotland 82

South East top scorer Harrison Bacon leads, with James Porter split by Louis Wright and Michael Pres

South East top scorer Harrison Bacon leads, with James Porter split by Louis Wright and Michael Preston of the North. - Credit: Archant

Kris Ramsden 13, Edan Morton 9, Ben Higham 17+2, Adam Watson 9, Reece Pollitt 13+2, Devon Campbell 8+1, Michael Preston 8, Louis Wright 5.

Meanwhile the Junior side were picking up their first Supertrax Battle of Britain victory of the season.

Unlucky to lose in the Midlands in their first meeting, they made no mistake at Whitton Sports Centre, always in control of the meeting.

The South East and East junior side: Back row, left to right: Alex Harvey, Pierce Bacon, Lewis Brink

The South East and East junior side: Back row, left to right: Alex Harvey, Pierce Bacon, Lewis Brinkhoff, Tyler Brinkhoff. Front, left to right: James Porter, Harrison Bacon, Reece Johnson and Ben Harvey - Credit: Archant

Kesgrave’s Lewis Brinkhoff, current Under 13 British Champion, marked his full debut with some attacking riding against riders many years his senior.

He, along with brothers Pierce and Harrison Bacon, were the main protagonists for the South East.

South East and East 74

The North's Louis Wright and Devon Campbell attempt to contain Alex Harvey, while the South East and

The North's Louis Wright and Devon Campbell attempt to contain Alex Harvey, while the South East and East's Harrison Bacon takes the lead - Credit: Archant

Pierce Bacon 16.5, Lewis Brinkhoff 15.5 +1, Tyler Brinkhoff 6, Harrison Bacon 18, Reece Johnson 7+1, Ben Harvey 5, Alex Harvey 4, James Porter 2.

North and Scotland 62

Adam Watson 16.5, Edan Morton 14.5, Michael Preston 9+1, Devon Campbell 8+2, Louis Wright 14.

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