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  • Andy Hague

Meeting Report - Silver Ski Fours - Warriors 30 : Gladiators 20 : Kings 33 : Stars 13

Kings take the lead after round 1

The Kent Kings produced a solid display to take the lead in the first round of the Silver Ski Holidays Fours at the Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde last night.

Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Kent and Breem Construction each took to the track with their four rider teams to contest the first of three rounds with a feast of excellent racing, close passing and a few incidents which brought the healthy crowd to their feet. Riding on home shale, the Warriors Captain Ben Morley led from the front with a faultless 4 ride maximum and was ably backed up by guest Danyon Hume, coming into the team to replace Georgie Wood who was still suffering from illness. A late call up saw Connor King step into the side and ride with the passion and determination he is becoming accustomed to on the Island this year, whilst fellow Warrior Danno Verge once again felt the force of the shale and hit the 3rd bend safety fence on his way to a credible points tally.

Plymouth returned with former Warrior Ben Wilson again in top form, but were unable to provide Ben with the backup needed to challenge the front runners. With former British International rider Paul Hurry making a rare appearance on the shale and top National League performer Luke Bowen returning from injury, the Breem Construction side had much potential, but struggled to maintain track position on occasions and were hampered with engine failures and falls throughout. Kent however provided a consistent string of points with hard but sensible racing whilst keeping in point scoring positions during every race, earning them top spot on the night and a 3 point lead to take into the next round over the