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  • Rob Dyer

Meeting Result - Plymouth 28 Warriors 30 Eastbourne 31

Plymouth’s Coliseum Stadium was the venue for this three team tournament which saw the Warriors in action for the first time in 2020 and it took a magical pass on the final bend of the final heat from Eastbourne’s Great Britain Under 21 international Tom Brennan to pip Plymouth’s Henry Atkins and grab the crucial extra point that propelled the Sussex side to the top of the leader board, just a single point in front of the hard working Wightlink Warriors.

Considering this was the first official fixture since this time last year for many of the riders, all three teams put on some great action for a Covid 19 restricted crowd limited to 400 plus those who watched a live stream of the meeting online.

All three teams can point to elements of bad luck with young Warrior Chad Wirtzfeld in particular encountering all sorts of problems. New Warrior Tom Woolley showed some impressive gating skills and battled hard for little real reward whilst the bulk of the scoring was done by returnee Connor Coles who looked fast and aggressive and number one Ben Morley who turned in another silky performance to top score with 13.