PLYMOUTH 'Devils' vs ISLE OF WIGHT 'Warriors'
National League : 12/07/2018
Warriors Have A Devil Of A Job In Devon
The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway team’s busy week concludes tomorrow with a visit to Plymouth for a National League fixture.
The Devils have just recruited Ellis Perks as cover for Adam Roynon, recently injured in a high impact spill on the Island, and his clashes with Ben Morley and Alfie Bowtell should make for exciting viewing.
Warriors will again need to cope with several absences. Chris Widman and Shaun Tedham miss out through injury and Scott Campos has work commitments that prevent him from travelling. The rider replacement facility will be in use again, this time for Campos, as former Devil Callum Walker (Birmingham) joins for the night as a guest for Widman. The reserve berths will be filled by unattached riders James Laker and Connor Fletcher.
Warriors Fall Away After Bright Start
Plymouth Devils 54 Isle of Wight Warriors 35
In fairness, the home side were a solid septet and deserved their win, but the weakened Warriors battled hard throughout the meeting and were very unlucky with a succession of falls that affected most of their riders, especially Alfie Bowtell who came down in both heats 13 and 15 when giving it everything for more points. A special mention for
Danno Verge who had his best night in a Warrior race jacket, but even he succumbed to a fall in heat 9 when running a second place. By his own high standards Benjamin Morley will be a little disappointed even though he carded a handy paid nine.
Devils: Ellis Perks 12, Rider Replacement for Bradley Andrews, Henry Atkins 12+2, Richard Andrews 7+3, Ben Hopwood 9, Macauley Leek 1, Ryan Terry-Daley 13+2.
Warriors: Ben Morley 8+1, Rider Replacement for Scott Campos, Callum Walker 4+1, Danno Verge 9, Alfie Bowtell 11, James Laker 2, Connor Fletcher 1+1.