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DETAILED RESULTS FOR THE DUDLEY HEATHENS 2012


03/04/12

Dudley Heathens v Stoke Potters - Staffordshire Cup @ Monmore Wood

Dudley Heathens

 

Stoke Potters

Team Manager - Will Pottinger Team Manager - Malcolm Vasey
1 Adam Roynon 3 3 3 2 3 14 - 1 Ashley Birks 2 ef 3 1 0 6 -
2 James White-Williams 0 0 2 f 2 - 2 Jamie Pickard 1* X 3 0 4 1
3 Tom Perry 3 3 2 3 1 12 - 3 Tony Atkin 1 2* 2 2 7 1
4 Byron Bekker 2* 2* 1* 3 8 3 4 Oliver Greenwood 0 3 1* 0 4 1
5 Ashley Morris f f 2 0 2 - 5 Richie Worrall 3 1* 3 3 2 12 1
6 Darryl Ritchings 3 1 1 1 6 1 6 Dan Berwick 0 X 0 0 -
7 Dan Greenwood 1 1 X 1 3 - 7 Ben Reade 2 2* 1 2 1 2 10 1
8                       8                    
47 43
Heat 01: Roynon, Birks, Pickard, White Williams   3-3  59.16
Heat 02: Ritchings, Reade, D.Greenwood, Berwick  4-2  7-5  63.2
Heat 03: Perry, Bekker, Atkin, O.Greenwood  5-1  12-6  60.74
Heat 04: R.Worrall, Reade, D.Greenwood, Morris (f)  1-5  13-11
Heat 05: Perry, Bekker, Reade, Birks   5-1  18-12  60.36
Heat 06: Roynon, Reade, R.Worrall, Whie-Williams  3-3  21.15
Heat 07: O.Greenwood, Atkin, Ritchings, Morris  1-5  22-20
Heat 08: Pickard, White-Williams, Reade, D.Greenwood 2-4  24-24 61.75
Heat 09: R.Worrall, Perry, Bekker, Berwick  3-3  27-27  59.76
Heat 10: Roynon, Atkin, O.Greenwood, White-Williams 3-3  30-30  59.42
Heat 11: Birks, Morris, Ritchings, Pickard  3-3  33-33  60.34
Heat 12: Perry, Atkin, D.Greenwood, Dan Berwick  4-2  37.35
Heat 13: R.Worrall,Roynon, Birks, Morris  2-4 39-39  61.32
Heat 14: Bekker, Reade, Darryl, O.Greenwood  4-2  43-41 61.21
Heat 15: Roynon, Birks, Perry,  R.Worrall  4-2  47-43  58.13
 


ADAM Roynon produced a true captain’s ride in the final race to settle a terrific opening-night Staffs Cup contest in the Heathens’ favour. Dudley led by two points going into Heat 15 and faced the Stoke big guns of Richie Worrall and Ashley Birks, but Roynon completed a brilliant performance by blocking Worrall’s outside run off the second bend and racing clear to victory. And a very impressive Tom Perry also did his bit by moving inside Birks midway through the race meaning Heathens will take a four-point advantage into the second leg at Loomer Road on April 14.
Heathens saw their early six-point advantage clawed back by a Stoke side who also had a lively reserve in Ben Reade, but the home side weren’t helped by two uncharacteristic falls on the first bend by Ashley Morris.  And debutant Dan Greenwood was also out of luck in Heat 8 as he fell under Reade’s challenge and also brought down Jaimie Pickard, with the Potters levelling the scores in the re-run.
It stayed that way until a trading of 4-2s in Heats 12 and 13, Roynon dropping his only points in the latter, but Byron Bekker – who enjoyed a solid debut – took a vital win in Heat 14 with Darryl Ritchings collecting third place to put the Heathens back in front, and Roynon and Perry delighted the large home support with their advantage in the decider.
Manager Will Pottinger said: “We’re very pleased to get a win in our opening meeting against a strong side, and it was a great performance in Heat 15 by Adam and Tom.
 “I thought there were plenty of encouraging signs, obviously we had a few problems such as Ash coming off twice, and the new boys will take a bit of time to settle in, but there’s plenty to work with and overall it was a positive night.”


08/04/12

Mildenhall Fen Tigers v Dudley Heathens NL Shield @ West Row

Mildenhall Fen Tigers

 

Dudley Heathens

Team Manager - Rob Henry Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 Cameron Heeps 1 3 3 1* 1 9 1 1 Adam Roynon 2 1* 6^ 3 2* 14 2
2 Joe Jacobs 3 fx 3 2* 0 8 1 2 James White-Williams 0 2 1* 0 3 1
3 Stefan Nielsen 1* 3 1* 1 6 2 3 Tom Perry 3 2 FX 2* 7 1
4 Daniel Halsey 2 0 2 3 7 - 4 Byron Bekker X 1* 1 2 4 1
5 Lewis Blackbird 3 3 2 2 10 - 5 Ashley Morris 2 2 3 0 3 10 -
6 Nathan Stoneman 3 0 1* 1 5 1 6 Darryl Ritchings 0 1* 0 3 4 1
7 Josh Bates 2* fx f 0 2 1 7 Dan Greenwood 1 1* 2 0 4 1
8                       8                    
47 46
Heat 01: Jacobs, Roynon, Heeps, Williams 4-2  52.4
Heat 02: Stoneman, Bates, Greenwood, Ritchings  5-1  9-3 55.5
Heat 03: Perry, Halsey, Nielsen, Bekker (exc)  3-3 12-6  53.3
Heat 04: Blackbird, Morris, Greenwood, Bates (exc) 3-3  15-9 53.2
Heat 05: Nielsen, Williams, Roynon, Halsey 3-3  18-12 53.4
Heat 06: Heeps, Morris, Ritchings, Jacobs (f)  3-3 21-15  52.4
Heat 07: Blackbird, Perry, Bekker, Stoneman  3-3 24-18  53.8
Heat 08: Jacobs, Greenwood, Williams, Bates (f) 3-3 27-21 53-0
Heat 09: Morris, Halsey, Nielsen, Ritchings 3-3 30-24  53.1
Heat 10: Heeps, Jacobs, Bekker, Perry (f) 5-1 35-25 53.3
Heat 11: ROYNON^, Blackbird, Stoneman, Williams 3-6 38-31 52.8
Heat 12: Ritchings, Perry, Nielsen, Bates 1-5 39-36 53.8
Heat 13: Roynon, Blackbird, Heeps, Morris  3-3 42-39 53-9
Heat 14: Halsey, Bekker, Stoneman, Greenwood 4-2 46-41
Heat 15: Morris, Roynon, Heeps, Jacobs 1-5 47-46
 

DUDLEY Heathens gave themselves a great chance of retaining the National Shield with a battling comeback effort in Sunday’s first leg at Mildenhall.  The Fen Tigers, who are also tipped to enjoy a strong season this year, put the Heathens under some pressure when they opened up a ten-point lead after Heat 10 at West Row.  But the Heathens came fighting back with skipper Adam Roynon dominating the closing stages and Ashley Morris showing a fine return to form after his problems in Tuesday’s season opener against Stoke.  Roynon won a tactical ride for double-points in Heat 11 to narrow the gap to seven points, and Darryl Ritchings and Tom Perry then secured a crucial 5-1 in the next race.
A 4-2 in Heat 14 virtually ensured the win on the day for the Fen Tigers, but Morris and Roynon came up with a big finish, a last-race 5-1 over Cameron Heeps and Joe Jacobs leaving them just one point adrift ahead of the second leg at home on April 17.
Boss Will Pottinger praised the spirit in his side, with points contributions coming all the way down the order at one of the toughest away venues in the National League.  He said: “I’m very happy with the result after being ten points down after ten heats. We managed to battle back and I’m delighted about only being one point behind with it all to play for in the second leg a week on Tuesday.”

 


14/03/12

British Under 21 Semi-Final @ Loomer Road

Meeting abandoned after Heat12 - Result stands --- 6 qualifiers for Final:-

 Marc Owen, Tom Perry, Joe Jacobs, Adam Wrathall, Stefan Nielsen


17/04/12

Dudley Heathens v Mildenhall Fen Tigers NL Shield @ Monmore Wood
Fixture Rained off


21/04/12

Stoke Potters v Dudley Heathens Staffordshire Cup @ Loomer Road
Fixture Rained off


24/04/12

British Under 21 Final @ Monmore Wood

Rider

Rider

1 Tom Perry 3 3 2 1 3 12 9 Steven Worrall 2 2 2 2 3 11
2 Kyle Howarth 2 2 3 3 1 11 10 Ashley Morris 1 0 1 3 fx 5
3 Robert Branford f 2 1 2 2 7 11 Stefan Nielsen 0 3 f 2 3 8
4 Ben Morley 1 1 2 0 X 4 12 Richie Worrall 3 3 f 3 3 12
5 Marc Owen 1 1 ret - - 2 13 James Sarjeant f fx 0 x - 0
6 Kyle Newman 2 3 3 1 fx 9 14 Jerran Hart 3 1 3 f x 7
7 Joe Haines 3 1 3 2 2 11 15 Jason Garrity 2 fx ef 3 2 7
8 Adam Wrathall 0 0 0 1 fx 1 16 Joe Jacobs 1 2 1 1 0 5
res Ben Reade 0 1 2 3 res            

Heat 01  Perry, Howarth, Morley, Branford(f)   58.71
Heat 02  Haines, Newman, Owen, Wrathall      58.93
Heat 03  R.Worrall, S.Worrall, Morris, Nielsen  59.75
Heat 04  Hart, Garrity, Jacobs, Sarjeant(fx)     60.1
Heat 05  Perry, S.Worrall, Owen, Sarjeant(fx)  58.91
Heat 06  Newman, Howarth, Hart, Morris         58.88
Heat 07  Nielsen, Branford, Haines, Garrity(fx)  60.05
Heat 08  R.Worrall, Jacobs, Morley, Wrathall    59.89
Heat 09  Newman, Perry, Jacobs, Nielsen        59.55
Heat 10  Howarth, R.Worrall(fx), Owen(ret) Garrity(ef)  AW
Heat 11  Hart, S.Worrall, Branford, Wrathall   59.32
Heat 12  Haines, Morley, Morris, Sarjeant      59.36
Heat 13  R.Worrall, Haines, Perry, Hart(f)      59.33
Heat 14  Howarth, Nielsen, Wrathall, Sarjeant(fx)  60.26
Heat 15  Morris, Branford, Jacobs, Reade       60.55
Heat 16  Garrity, S.Worrall, Newman, Morley   59.35
Heat 17  Perry, Garrity, Morris(fx) Wrathall     AW
Heat 18  S.Worrall, Haines, Howarth, Jacobs   59.23
Heat 19  R.Worrall, Branford, Reade, Newman(fx)  AW
Heat 20  Nielsen, Reade, Hart(x) Morley(fx)   60.62

Semi Final  Haines, Howarth, S.Worrall, Newman(fx)  60.08

Final  Haines, Perry, Howarth, S.Worrall  59.97

 
HEATHENS hero Tom Perry secured the finest result of his career with a brilliant second place in Tuesday’s British Under-21 Final at Monmore Green.
Perry finished runner-up to Wolverhampton asset Joe Haines with Workington’s Kyle Howarth third after an incident-packed meeting full of thrills, spills and top racing.
The Dudley youngster kicked off in fine style with an exciting chase and pass of Howarth in Heat 1, and he always looked capable of reaching the closing stages of the meeting – finishing on twelve points from his five rides, which was enough to take him straight into the Final along with Richie Worrall.
There was drama in the semi-final with former Heathen Kyle Newman disqualified after a spectacular pile-up into the third bend which also involved Steve Worrall, with Haines and Howarth coming through in the re-run. And then in the Final, Richie Worrall demolished the tapes and was excluded, which led to the race being started by a bungee cord as the starting gate was too badly damaged!
Perry worked his way past Howarth into second place and looked to be reeling in Haines, but Haines rode a clever final lap to hold off the challenge and clinch his second title – a remarkable story in itself as he has fought back from serious injuries.
A delighted Perry said: “I’m over the moon with that, I didn’t even expect to make the Final so I’m absolutely delighted.  “Joe covered me off pretty well in the Final, but he’s a good rider and so is Kyle, so after missing the gate I’ve got to be happy to come through to second.  “The reaction I got from the fans on the rostrum was amazing, and I couldn’t ask to be riding for a better team.”
Perry’s Heathens team-mate Ashley Morris had a less straightforward evening and finished with five points, including a crash in his last ride, but he did win his fourth outing.
Heathens chairman Nigel Pearson said: “We’re really proud of Tom for such a fantastic result, and my congratulations also to Joe Haines for the win and Kyle Howarth for his third place.  “It was a great honour for the club to stage the event and it was certainly an exciting night. We’d like to thank everyone who turned out to watch it – I know there was some quite heavy rain locally before the meeting but thankfully we escaped the worst of it and we had a good meeting.”
 

05/05/12

Stoke Potters v Dudley Heathens Staffs Cup @ Loomer Road 7.00pm

 

Dudley Heathens

Team Manager - Malcolm Vasey Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 Ashley Birks 3 2 2 2* 1 10 1 1 Tim Webster 2 3 2 0 7 -
2 Jamie Pickard f - - 2 James White-Williams 1* 2* 2 1* 6 3
3 Tony Atkin 2 ef 2 2 6 - 3 Tom Perry ef 2 3 3 2 10 -
4 Rhys Naylor 1* 1 0 0 2 1 4 Byron Bekker 3 1* f - 4 1
5 Richie Worrall (guest) 2* 3 3 3 3 14 pm 5 Ashley Morris 1 3 3 1 0 8 -
6 Ross Walter 0 f/r 1 0 1 - 6 Darryl Ritchings 3 0 1 f 0 2 6 -
7 Ben Reade 2 3 1* 3 1* 1* 3 14 3 7 Dan Greenwood 1 0 f/r 1* 2 1
8                       8                    
47 43

Heat 01: Birks, Webster, Williams, Pickard (f)  3-3  65.1
Heat 02: Ritchings, Reade, Greenwood, Walter  2-4  5-7  66.0
Heat 03: Bekker, Atkin, Naylor, Perry (ef)  3-3  8-10  65.5
Heat 04: Reade, Worrall, Morris, Greenwood  5-1  13-11  63.7
Heat 05: Webster, Williams, Naylor, Atkin (ef)  1-5  14-16  65.8
Heat 06: Morris, Birks, Reade, Ritchings  3-3  17-19  64.3
Heat 07: Worrall, Perry, Bekker, Walter  3-3  20-22  62.2
Heat 08: Reade, Williams, Walter, Greenwood  4.2  24-24  65.0
Heat 09: Morris, Atkin, Ritchings, Naylor, 2-4  26-28  64.8
Heat 10: Perry, Birks, Reade, Bekker  3-3  29-31  64.8
Heat 11: Worrall, Webster, Williams, Walter  3-3  32-34  63.6
Heat 12: Perry, Atkin, Reade, Ritchings  3-3  35-37  64.9
Heat 13: Worrall, Birks, Morris, Webster  5-1  40-38  63.9
Heat 14: Reade, Ritchings, Greenwood, Naylor  3-3  43-41
Heat 15: Worrall, Perry, Birks, Morris, 4-2  47-43  63.4
 


DUDLEY Heathens and Stoke shared the Staffordshire Cup after an eventful second leg at Loomer Road ended with the aggregate scores level.
Heathens worked hard to defend their first leg four-point advantage despite the mid-meeting loss of Byron Bekker who was involved in a heavy first-bend pile-up with Ashley Birks in Heat 10.
Bekker remained at the track but could not continue in the meeting and will miss Sunday’s KO Cup trip to Buxton as a precaution, with Heathens set to use the rider-replacement facility.
Stoke had their problems too with Jaimie Pickard crashing out in his first ride, but Richie Worrall was in unstoppable form and broke the National League track record, whilst reserve Ben Reade was a constant threat to Heathens.
Will Pottinger’s side suffered bad luck when Tom Perry ground to a halt whilst leading Heat 3, but the British Under-21 runner-up and Ashley Morris both gave consistent displays winning a couple of races apiece, and there was also an encouraging night for James White-Williams.
Heathens led by six points on aggregate with three heats to go, but the powerful Worrall/Birks combination got Stoke back into it with a 5-1 in Heat 13, and all results were still possible when Reade held the battling Darryl Ritchings at bay in the penultimate race.
Worrall completed a paid maximum in Heat 15 but Perry was able to split the Stoke combination, with Birks taking third ahead of Morris to leave the overall totals at 90-90


06/05/12

Buxton Hitmen v Dudley Heathens NLKOC  @ Hi-Edge 3.00pm
 

Buxton Hitmen

 

Dudley Heathens

Team Manager - Jack Lee Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 Robert Branford 3 2 2 2 3 12 - 1 Adam Roynon 0 3 3 3 2 11 -
2 Richard Andrews 1 0 f/r 1* 2 1 2 James White-Williams 2 2* 2* 2* 8 3
3 Luke Priest 1* 1 2 2 6 1 3 Tom Perry 3 3 3 3 1* 13 1
4 Dean Felton 2 0 1* 2 5 1 4 Byron Bekker f/r 1 f 3 4 -
5 Adam McKinna 3 2 1 f/r 0 6 - 5 Ashley Morris fx 3 3 1 7
6 Michael Neale 0 0 0 0 - 6 Darryl Ritchings 1 1 0 1 3 -
7 Ryan Blacklock 2 2* 1 0 f/r 5 1 7 Dan Greenwood 3 1 3 1 8 -
8                       8                    
36 54

Heat 01: Branford, Williams, Andrews, Roynon  4-2  60.3
Heat 02: Greenwood, Blacklock, Ritchings, Neale  2-4  6-6  60.0
Heat 03: Perry, Felton, Priest, Bekker(f)  3-3  9-9  59.0
Heat 04: McKinna, Blacklock, Greenwood, Morris(fx)  5-1  14-10
Heat 05: Roynon, Williams, Priest, Felton  1-5  15-15  56.9
Heat 06: Morris, Branford, Ritchings, Andrews  2-4  17-19  56.6
Heat 07: Perry, McKinna, Bekker, Neale  2-4  19-23  55.8
Heat 08: Greenwood, Williams, Blacklock, Andrews (f/r)  1-5  20-28
Heat 09: Morris, Priest, Felton, Ritchings  3-3  23-31  59.3
Heat 10: Perry, Branford, Andrews, Bekker (f)  3-3  26-34  56.0
Heat 11: Roynon, Williams, McKinna, Neale  1-5  27-39  58.2
Heat 12: Perry, Priest, Ritchings, Blacklock  2-4  29-43  56.1
Heat 13: Roynon, Branford, Morris, McKinna (f/r)  2-4  31-47  55.4
Heat 14: Bekker, Felton, Greenwood, Blacklock(f/r)  2-4  33-51
Heat 15: Branford, Roynon, Perry, McKinna  3-3  36-54  56.6
 


HEATHENS took a giant step towards the Knockout Cup semi-finals with an emphatic first-leg win at Buxton.  The former Cradley club dominated at the Hi-Edge Raceway and limited the home side to just three race wins out of fifteen.  The visitors recovered from a couple of early setbacks when skipper Adam Roynon suffered problems in the first race and both Byron Bekker and Ashley Morris fell in their opening outings.  But Tom Perry kept up his blistering start to the season by reeling off four straight wins with Roynon, Morris and reserve Dan Greenwood also taking multiple successes - and James White-Williams was involved in three 5-1s.
Heathens levelled an early deficit with a Roynon/White-Williams 5-1 in Heat 5 and they added advantages in the next three races to go eight points up.
The Hitmen pegged things for a time but some good team-riding from Roynon and White-Williams again kept Adam McKinna at bay for a 5-1 in Heat 11, and three 4-2s followed to extend the lead to 18 points.
Perry was denied a maximum in the last race by home No.1 Robert Branford, but Heathens had more than done their job and should be able to wrap up the tie in Tuesday’s second leg at Monmore.
Boss Will Pottinger said: “We were behind after four heats, but really after one ride each the lads all came into it and we put the hammer down in the second half of the meeting.  “Tom was in very good form, and we had contributions all the way down which was really good to see. It was a good all-round performance.   “You can never be sure what’s going to happen in the second leg but it looks good for us, and I know all the lads are determined to give a good performance at home. It’s over a month since we’ve raced there, and we’ll be 100 per cent concentrated.”
 


08/05/12

Dudley Heathens v Buxton Hitmen NLKOC @ Monmore Wood

Dudley Heathens

 

Buxton Hitmen

Team Manager - Will Pottinger Team Manager - Jack Lee
1 Adam Roynon 3 3 3 3 12 M 1 Robert Branford 2 2 6^ 1 1 12 -
2 James White-Williams 1 1 2* 1# 5 1 2 Richard Andrews 0 1* 1 ef 2 1
3 Tom Perry 3 3 3 3 3 15 M 3 Luke Priest 0 1* 2 fx^ 3 1
4 Byron Bekker 2* f/r 1 3 6 1 4 Dean Felton 1 2 0 1 4 -
5 Ashley Morris 3 3 2 2* 2* 12 2 5 Adam McKinna 1 2 2 0

x0#

5 -
6 Darryl Ritchings 3 0 1* 2* 6 2 6 Michael Neale 1 0 0 1 2 -
7 Dan Greenwood 2* 2* 3 2* 9 PM 7 Ryan Blacklock 0 0 f fx 0 -
8                   65   8                 28  

Heat 01: Roynon, Branford, Williams, Andrews  4-2  56.76 New NL Track record
Heat 02: Ritchings, Greenwood, Neale (f/r) Blacklock  5-1  9-3  60.36
Heat 03: Perry, Bekker, Felton, Priest  5-1  14-4 59.36
Heat 04: Morris, Greenwood, McKinna, Blacklock  5-1 19-5  59.69
Heat 05: Perry, Branford, Andrews, Bekker (f/r) 3-3  22-8  59.37
Heat 06: Roynon, McKinna, Williams, Neale  4-2  26-10  58.42
Heat 07: Morris, Felton, Priest, Ritchings  3-3  29-13  60.07
Heat 08: Greenwood, Williams, Andrews, Blacklock (f)  5-1  34-14  60.43
Heat 09: Perry, McKinna, Bekker, Neale  4-2  38-16  60.97
Heat 10: Roynon, Priest, Williams#, Felton  4-2  42-18  58.67
Heat 11: Branford^, Morris, Ritchings, Andrews(ef) 3-6  45-24  60.52
Heat 12: Perry, Greenwood, Neale, Priest^  5-1  50-25  59.62
Heat 13: Roynon, Morris, Branford, McKinna  5-1  55-26  58.49
Heat 14: Bekker, Ritchings, Felton, Blacklock(fx) 5-1  60-27
Heat 15: Perry, Morris, Branford, McKinna (x2m#) 5-1  65-28
 


IN-FORM Tom Perry roared to his first full 15-point maximum as the Heathens demolished Buxton in the Knockout Cup at Monmore Green.
Perry, who just missed out on a full house in the first leg on Sunday, reeled off five straight wins to head up a hugely powerful Heathens display as they booked a semi-final place with the minimum of fuss.
It was also a landmark meeting for impressive reserve Dan Greenwood, who carded a four-ride paid maximum, whilst skipper Adam Roynon shattered the National League track record on his way to an unbeaten 12-point score.
Roynon clocked 56.76 in winning Heat 1 to take well over half a second off Lee Smart’s previous record, and it set the tone for what was to follow.
Buxton had little answer to the Heathens’ dominance, and their sole race win came from skipper Robert Branford in Heat 11 – and fortunately for the visitors, he was on a tactical ride enabling them to add three further points. But when Luke Priest went for double in the next race he came to grief on turn four – and Ashley Morris then got his revenge on Branford by relegating the young Aussie to third place in a couple of hard-fought duels in Heats 13 and 15.
Perry said: “I’ve been desperate to get a maximum and I came so close at Buxton, I was determined to get it this time.  “I’m feeling good, my confidence is really high and it’s also helping me to do the meetings for Somerset in the Premier League. It’s a great result for the team, the spirit is good led by Adam as captain, and we’re all feeling positive about the National League season.”

 


16/05/12

Kings Lynn Young Stars v Dudley Heathens @ Saddlebow Road

Kings Lynn Young Stars

 

Dudley Heathens

Team Manager - Dale Allitt Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 James Cockle 2 2* 3 1 fx 8 1 1 Adam Roynon 3 3 3 3 3 15 M
2 Bendon Johnson R/R R R R 2 James White-Williams 0 0 1* - 1 1
3 Lewis Kerr 3 2 ret 1 fx 6 1 3 Tom Perry 2 2* 2 3 9 1
4 Adam Lowe 1 1* 2 3 1 8 1 4 Byron Bekker fx - - - - -
5 Jake Knight 0 xt 1* 0 1 1 5 Ashley Morris 3 f 3 2* 2* 10 2
6 Tom Stokes 3 3 1 0 2 1 10 - 6 Darryl Ritchings f 1 0 2* 2 5 1
7 Scott Campos 1* 2* 2 0 3 1 9 2 7 Dan Greenwood f 1 3 2 1* f 0 7 1
8                       8                    
42 47

Heat 01: Roynon, Cockle, Campos, White-Williams 3-3  61.47
Heat 02: Stokes, Campos, Ritchings(f), Greenwood(f)  5-0  8-3  68.03
Heat 03: Kerr, Perry, Lowe, Bekker(fx) 4-2  12-5  62.34
Heat 04: Morris, Campos, Greenwood, Knight 2-4  14-9  63.03
Heat 05: Roynon, Kerr. Lowe, White-Williams  3-3  17-12  61.63
Heat 06: Stokes, Cockle, Ritchings, Morris(f) 5-1 22-13  63.63
Heat 07: Greenwood, Perry, Stokes, Campos (Knight(xt)  1-5  23-18  64.00
Heat 08: Campos, Greenwood, White-Williams, Kerr(ret)  3-3  26-21  64.16
Heat 09: Morris, Lowe, Kerr, Ritchings  3-3  29-24  63.34
Heat 10: Cockle, Perry, Greenwood, Stokes 3-3  32-27  64.66
Heat 11: Roynon, Stokes, Knight, Greenwood(f) 3-3  35-30  63.03
Heat 12: Perry, Ritchings, Campos, Kerr(fx)  1-5  36-35  64.44
Heat 13: Roynon, Morris, Cockle, Knight  1-5  37-40  62.88
Heat 14: Lowe, Ritchings, Stokes, Greenwood  4-2  41-42  64.47
Heat 15: Roynon, Morris, Lowe, Cockle(fx) 1-5  42-47  63.60
 


DUDLEY Heathens stormed back from nine points down to record a sensational win in their first National League fixture of the season.
Skipper Adam Roynon swept to another immaculate maximum at the Norfolk Arena with Ashley Morris and Tom Perry both also scoring heavily as Heathens compensated for the early loss of the unlucky Byron Bekker
 Bekker fell in his first race and withdrew with a hand injury – and as both reserves had also come to grief in Heat 2 and Morris subsequently fell in Heat 4, the prospects did not look encouraging.  But after getting back into contention in Heat 7 with a 5-1 from Perry and Dan Greenwood, the meeting turned completely in the closing stages when Heathens secured back-to-back maximum advantages.
First Perry and Darryl Ritchings took full advantage of King’s Lynn’s Lewis Kerr crashing out of Heat 12, the Heathens duo getting the better of Scott Campos in the re-run, and then Roynon and Morris raced clear of home skipper James Cockle in Heat 13.
Ritchings importantly split Adam Lowe and Tom Stokes in Heat 14 to keep Heathens ahead into the decider, and the pressure was off when Cockle came to grief whilst chasing. Roynon and Morris then made no mistake at all in the re-run to secure a big three away points against a team tipped to be in and around the play-off battle this season.
 Heathens boss Will Pottinger said: “It looked as though we’d have to settle for a point but the boys came into their own and did it when it mattered most.  “Adam underlined what a class act he is. He’s head and shoulders above anyone else in this league, nobody got near him. He is an inspirational figure at this level.  “Byron was advised to withdraw but we’re hopeful that after a few days rest he can rejoin the team on Tuesday for the home meeting against King’s Lynn.   “That one won’t be easy because we are without Tom who is racing in the Premier League, and we’re going to need all our supporters to really get behind us.”


22/05/12

Dudley Heathens v Kings Lynn NL @ Monmore Wood

Dudley Heathens

 

Kings Lynn Young Stars

Team Manager - Will Pottinger Team Manager - Colin Pratt
1 Adam Roynon 3 3 3 3 3 15 M 1 James Cockle R/R R R R
2 Tom Perry R/R R R R 2 Brendon Johnson 2 1 1 1^ 1 0 6 -
3 Byron Bekker 2 2* 2* 2 3 11 2 3 Lewis Kerr 3 0 1^ 1 2 1 8 -
4 James White-Williams 0 3 1* 2* 2* 8 3 4 Adam Lowe 1 0 0 0 R 1 2 -
5 Ashley Morris 3 3 3 2* 2* 13 PM 5 Jake Knight 0 0 2 3 0 5 -
6 Darryl Ritchings 1 2* 2* 2* 3 10 3 6 Tom Stokes 1 0 0 1* 2 1
7 Dan Greenwood 3 2* 1 3 fx 9 1 7 Scott Campos 0 1 0 0 1 -
8 8
66 24

Heat 01: Roynon, Johnson, Ritchings, Knight  4-2  59.38
Heat 02: Greenwood, Ritchings, Stokes, Campos  5-1  9-3  60.47
Heat 03: Kerr, Bekker, Lowe, W-Williams  2-4  11-7  61.52
Heat 04: Morris, Greenwood, Campos, Knight  5-1  16-8  59.86
Heat 05: W-Williams, Bekker, Johnson, Kerr  5-1  21-9  61.68
Heat 06: Roynon, Knight, Greenwood, Stokes  4-2  25-11  59.42
Heat 07: Morris, Ritchings, Kerr^, Lowe  5-1  30-12  59.38
Heat 08: Greenwood, Bekker, Johnson, Campos  5-1  35-13  60.55
Heat 09: Knight, Bekker, W-Williams, Stokes  3-3  38-16  59.94
Heat 10: Roynon, W-Williams, Kerr, Lowe  5-1  43-17  58.75
Heat 11: Morris, Ritchings, Johnson^, Lowwe (ret)  5-1  48-18  59.75
Heat 12: Bekker, Kerr, Stokes, Greenwood(f)  3-3  51-21 61.19
Heat 13: Roynon, Morris, Johnson, Knight  5-1  56-22  59.33
Heat 14: Ritchings, W-Williams, Lowe, Campos  5-1  61-23 61.24
Heat 15: Roynon, Morris, Kerr, Johnson  5-1  66-24  58.72
 


DUDLEY Heathens roared to their biggest victory since joining the National League with a points bonanza against King’s Lynn at Monmore Green.  Heathens’ 42-point margin of victory against the Young Stars was one point better than their 67-26 win over Rye House in August 2010, and it continued their highly impressive start to the season.
Skipper Adam Roynon was never threatened on his way to a 15-point maximum, and Ashley Morris joined him in being unbeaten by an opposing rider thanks to some clever first turns.  But it was also a night when the lower end of the team performed strongly as Heathens covered well for the absence of Tom Perry, who was on Premier League duty.  James White Williams enjoyed two race wins, and Darryl Ritchings shared in four 5-1s after finishing third in Heat 1.
The Young Stars’ sole successes came with a win apiece for Lewis Kerr and Jake Knight, but Kerr and ex-Heathen Brendan Johnson both conceded 5-1s when taking tactical rides, leaving the visitors a well-beaten side.  Roynon said: “It was nice to get a 15-point maximum away at King’s Lynn and then another one here tonight, and it was good night for us all.  I thought the whole team were excellent, and the reserves were the stars for me because the way they were coming from the back in some races was great to watch.   “It’s been a really good meeting and I hope other teams are watching that and seeing that we can


27/05/12

Scunthorpe Saints v  Dudley Heathens v NL @ Eddie Wright Raceway

 

Dudley Heathens

Team Manager - Stuart Parnaby Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 Jerran Hart 2 1 2 3 2 ef 10 - 1 Adam Roynon 3 2 3 3 3 14 -
2 Tommy Fenwick 1* 1* 0 0 2 2 2 James White-Williams 0 2 0 3 0 5 -
3 Steve Worrall R/R R   R R 3 Tom Perry R/R R R R
4 Tom Young 3 3 3 3 f/ns 12 - 4 Byron Bekker ret ef 1* 2 2 5 1
5 Gary Irving 2 3 1 2 0 ef 8 - 5 Ashley Morris 3 3 2 1 2* 11 1
6 Danny Phillips 0 1 2* 1* ef 4 2 6 Darryl Ritchings 2 0 1 0 tx 3 -
7 Max Clegg 3 0 1 0 3 7 - 7 Dan Greenwood 1* 1 2* 2 1* 1* 8 4
8                       8                    
43 46

Heat 01: Roynon, Hart, Fenwick, Williams  3-3  64.34
Heat 02: Clegg, Ritchings, Greenwood, Phillips  3-3  6-6
Heat 03: Young, Williams, Phillips, Bekker (ret)  4-2  10-8 62.87
Heat 04: Morris, Irving, Greenwood, Clegg  2-4  12-12  61.68
Heat 05: Young, Roynon, Hart, Williams  4-2  16-14  60.53
Heat 06: Morris, Hart, Fenwick, Ritchings 3-3  19-17  61.09
Heat 07: Irving, Phillips, Ritchings, Bekker (ef)  5-1  24-18  61,47
Heat 08: Williams, Greenwood, Clegg, Fenwick  1-5  25-23  62.03
Heat 09: Young, Morris, Irving, Ritchings 4-2  29-25  61.00
Heat 10: Hart, Greenwood, Bekker, Fenwick  3-3  32-28  61,78
Heat 11: Roynon, Irving, Phillips, Williams  3-3  35-31  61.28
Heat 12: Young, Bekker, Greenwood, Clegg  3-3  38-34  62.57
Heat 13: Roynon, Hart, Morris, Irving  2-4  40-38  61.31
Heat 14: Clegg, Bekker, Greenwood, Phillips 3-3  43-41  62.72
Heat 15: Roynon, Morris, Irving(ef), Hart(ef)  0-5  43-46  62.35
 


DUDLEY Heathens set themselves up nicely for Tuesday's National Shield decider with Mildenhall at Monmore with a last gasp 46-43 win at Scunthorpe.  Heathens now have three wins from three meetings in their National League campaign but the win at the Eddie Wright Raceway seemed unlikely for much of the match.
The former Dudley Wood side were already without star rider Tom Perry who was called into the GB Under 21 side 48-hours earlier and South African star Byron Bekker suffered two retirements in his first two outings and was far from his best.  But skipper Adam Roynon stepped up to the plate to inspire his side alongside Wolverhampton teenager Ashley Morris and reserve Dan Greenwood to carry the team home.  Heathens needed a maximum from the last race as they were 43-41 down but were gifted a 5-0 victory when both Gary Irving and Jerran Hart retired for the home side. Irving was on the verge of victory when the gremlins struck to break Scunthorpe hearts.
Heathens boss Will Pottinger said: "This was a lucky win, but a good one all the same and we'll take the three points.  "Tom Perry was a big loss to us but we've pulled through and when you have Adam Roynon and Ashley Morris in two of the last three heats you always have a chance.  "Now we have to focus on Tuesday and a really tough match against Mildenhall for the National Shield. We're going to need everyone on form that night."

 


29/05/12

 Dudley Heathens v Mildenhall Fen Tigers NS @ Monmore Wood

Dudley Heathens

 

Team Manager - Will Pottinger Team Manager - Stuart Parnaby
1 Adam Roynon 3 3 f 3 2 11 - 1 Cameron Heeps 2 1^ 2 2 3 10 -
2 James White-Williams 1 0 1* 1* 3 2 2 Joe Jacobs f 0 0 -
3 Tom Perry 3 2* 3 2 0 10 1 3 Stefan Nielsen 1 2 3 3 1 10 -
4 Byron Bekker 2* 3 f/r 3 8 1 4 Dan Halsey 0 1* 2* 1 4 2
5 Ashley Morris 3 3 3 f 9 - 5 Lewis Blackbird 1 1* 1* 1* 4 3
6 Darryl Ritchings 3 0 1 2* 6 1 6 Nathan Stoneman 2 2 6^ 2 1 f 13 -
7 Dan Greenwood 1 2* 2 0 5 1 7 Tom Wooley 0 0 0 0 0 -
8                       8                    
52 41
DUDLEY HEATHENS WIN THE NL SHIELD 98-88 ON AGGREGATE

Heat 01: Roynon, Heeps, W.Williams, Jacobs(f)  4-2  AW
Heat 02: Ritchings, Stoneman, Greenwood, Wooley  4-2  8-4  63.09
Heat 03: Perry, Bekker, Nielsen, Halsey  5-1  13-5  61.49
Heat 04: Morris, Greenwood, Blackbird, Wooley  5-1  18-6  60.78
Heat 05: Bekker, Perry, Heeps^, Jacobs  5-1  23-7  60.76
Heat 06: Roynon, Stoneman, Blackbird, W.Williams  3-3  26-10  59.8
Heat 07: Morris, Nielsen, Halsey, Ritchings  3-3  29-13  59.87
Heat 08: Stoneman^,Greenwood,W.Williams,Wooley  3-6 32-19 61.43
Heat 09: Perry, Stoneman, Blackbird, Bekker(f/r)  3-3  35-22
Heat 10: Nielsen, Halsey, W.Williams, Roynon(f)  1-5  36-27  AW
Heat 11: Morris, Heeps, Ritchings, Wooley  4-2  40-29  59.34
Heat 12: Nielsen, Perry, Stoneman, Greenwood  2-4  42-33  60.07
Heat 13: Roynon, Heeps, Blackbird, Morris(f)  3-3  45-36  58.4
Heat 14: Bekker, Ritchings, Halsey, Stoneman(f)  5-1  50-37  60.28
Heat 15: Heeps, Roynon, Nielsen, Perry  2-4  52-41  59.29
 


DUDLEY Heathens have retained the National Shield by a ten-point aggregate margin with a hard-fought win over Mildenhall.  Heathens went into Tuesday night’s second leg at Monmore Green one point behind, and one of the biggest crowds since their National League launch two years ago turned out for what proved to be a highly entertaining meeting.  With a series of fine passing moves, Heathens roared into a 23-7 lead after five races, with the Fen Tigers weakened by the loss of Joe Jacobs in Heat 1 as he spun on the third lap and suffered a wrist injury when he was clipped by the closely-following James White-Williams.  But the visitors gradually pegged the Heathens, helped by a spectacular tactical ride win by 15-year-old Nathan Stoneman as he surged from third to first in Heat 8 – although the fact that he was replacing the originally-programmed Jacobs meant he shouldn’t have been allowed to race for double.
Byron Bekker enjoyed his most convincing display of the season but fell in Heat 9, and skipper Adam Roynon also came to grief in the next race with the Fen Tigers clawing back a 5-1.
Heathens were left on the brink of aggregate victory ahead of Heat 13 only for Ashley Morris to fall on turn two, but they finally clinched it with one race to spare. A 3-3 would have been enough in Heat 14, but Bekker and Darryl Ritchings both came inside Daniel Halsey off the final bend for a popular 5-1.
Roynon said: “I was happy to lift the Shield last year as stand-in captain, and I’m absolutely delighted to do it this year in front of our home fans as the full team captain.  “We can also learn something from the meeting with the way Mildenhall came back at us, because we could well end up facing them again this year, and it was a very different match after two big wins here. But the whole team scored, and it was really good to see Byron going well.
“I love racing here and the crowd give us such a lift, it’s great when they’re all on their feet cheering as we win races, and that’s what we hope to keep doing!”

10/06/12

NATIONAL LEAGUE FOURS @ Loomer Road Stoke
Fixture Rained off


12/06/12

 Dudley Heathens v Isle of Wight KOC  Monmore Wood

Dudley Heathens

 

Team Manager - Will Pottinger Team Manager - Chris Hunt
1 Adam Roynon 3 3 3 2* 11 PM 1 Kyle Hughes 1* 3 1^ 1 1 7 1
2 James White-Williams 0 0 3 2* 5 1 2 Ben Hopwood 2 0 1* 0 3 1
3 Tom Perry 3 2 3 3 2* 13 1 3 Danny Warwick 1 2 1 2 6 -
4 Byron Bekker 2* 1* fx 3 6 2 4 Aaron Baseby ef 0 fx 1 1 -
5 Ashley Morris fx 3 3 3 3 12 - 5 Paul Starke xm 2 2 0 4 -
6 Darryl Ritchings 2* 1 2* 2* 7 3 6 Danny Stoneman 1 2 1* 1* 1* 6 3
7 Dan Greenwood 3 3 f f 6 - 7 Gary Cottham 0 1* 4^ 0 5 1
8                       8                    
60 32

Heat 01: Roynon, Hopwood, Hughes, W.Williams  3-3  57.04
Heat 02: Greenwood, Ritchings, Stoneman, Cottham  5-1  8-4  61.25
Heat 03: Perry, Bekker, Warwick, Baseby(ef)  5-1  13-5  59.21
Heat 04: Greenwood, Stoneman, Cottham, Morris(fx)   3-3  16-8  60.05
Heat 05: Hughes, Perry, Bekker, Hopwood  3-3  19-11  58.89
Heat 06: Roynon, Starke, Stoneman, W.Williams  3-3  22-14  58.96
Heat 07: Morris, Warwick, Ritchings, Baseby  4-2  26-16  59.17
Heat 08: W.Williams, Cottham 4^, Hopwood, Greenwood(f)  3-5  29-21 61.55
Heat 09: Perry, Starke, Stoneman, Bekker  3-3  32-24  59.07
Heat 10: Roynon, W.Williams, Warwick, Baseby(fx)  5-1  37-25  59.09
Heat 11: Morris, Ritchings, Hughes^, Hopwood  5-1  42-26  59.23
Heat 12: Perry, Warwick, Stoneman, Greenwood  45-29  59.73
Heat 13: Morris, Roynon, Hughes, Starke  5-1  50-30  59.04
Heat 14: Bekker, Ritchings, Baseby, Cottham  5-1  55-31  60.55
Heat 15: Morris, Perry, Hughes, Warwick  5-1  60-32
 


DUDLEY Heathens have taken a giant step towards the Knockout Cup Final – after racing to a 28-point lead from the first leg of their last-four clash against the Isle of Wight. Heathens came up with a storming finale at Monmore Green on Tuesday, rattling off five maximum 5-1 advantages in the last six races to hit 60 points for the night and put them into a very strong position ahead of the return at the Smallbrook Stadium early next month.  And their score would have been even more but for a series of falls during the meeting which saw Ashley Morris, Byron Bekker and Dan Greenwood (twice) all lose points when they hit the deck.  But it was a dominant display from the home side with the Islanders limited to one race win, that coming from Kyle Hughes in Heat 5 – but last year’s Golden Hammer winner was remarkably relegated to third place when he went for double points in Heat 11 by Morris and Darryl Ritchings, who rode a superb first lap.
The visitors’ other tactical ride had been repelled by James White-Williams in Heat 8, the Welshman recovering well from a slow start to the meeting, and Morris reeled off four straight wins after coming to grief in his first ride when well clear.
Skipper Adam Roynon eased to a four-ride paid maximum whilst it was Tom Perry who supplied the meeting’s two best overtaking moves – first a stunning effort to round Paul Starke on the run to the line in Heat 9, and then a fourth-to-second dash inside Hughes and Danny Warwick to link up with Morris for a last-heat 5-1.
Morris said: “We had a discussion at the interval about the bikes and the track, and to look at how much we were leading by, and we talked about keeping the points ticking over to make sure we got a good lead, and that’s what we did. “No-one knew how we would be when we started, but it does look like we’re one of the strongest teams now all the way through, and we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with at the end of the season.”


16/06/12

Rye House Raiders v Dudley Heathens NL @ Hoddesdon

Rye House Raiders

 

Dudley Heathens

Team Manager - John Sampford Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 Jason Garrity 3 3 2 1 3 12 - 1 Adam Roynon 2 3 3 3 11 -
2 Shane Hazeldon 1 2* 1 0 4 1 2 James White-Williams 0 0 3 1 4 -
3 Ben Morley 3 2 3 3 1 12 - 3 Tom Perry 1* 2* 3 ef 6 2
4 Luke Chessell 0 1* f 0 1 1 4 Byron Bekker 2 3 1 2* 2 10 1
5 James Sarjeant 2 1 4^ fx 7 - 5 Ashley Morris 3 1 2 2* f 8 1
6 Nick Lawrence (G) 0 0 fx 1 1 - 6 Darryl Ritchings 2* 0 1* 2 5 2
7 Rikki Mullins  (G) 1 0 f ef 1 - 7 Dan Greenwood 3 1 2* 3 9 1
8                       8                    
38 53

Heat 01: Garrity, Roynon, Hazeldon, W.Williams  4-2  57.0
Heat 02: Greenwood, Ritchings, Mullins, Lawrence 1-5 5-7  59.8
Heat 03: Morley, Bekker, Perry, Chessell  3-3 8-10  59.2
Heat 04: Morris, Sarjeant, Greenwood, Mullins 2-4 10-14 58.6
Heat 05: Roynon, Morley, Chessell, W.Williams  3-3  13-17 58.4
Heat 06: Garrity, Hazeldon, Morris, Ritchings  5-1 18-18  59.6
Heat 07: Bekker, Perry, Sarjeant, Lawrence 1-5 19-23 59.8
Heat 08: W.Williams, Greenwood, Hazeldon, Mullins(f) 1-5 20-28 AW
Heat 09: Morley, Morris, Ritchings, Chessell(f) 3-3 23-31 59.3
Heat 10: Perry, Garrity, Bekker, Hazeldon 2-4 25-35 59.4
Heat 11: Roynon, Sarjeant^, W.Williams, Lawrence(fx) 4-4 29-39 59.1
Heat 12: Morley, Ritchings, Perry(ef), Mullins(ef) 3-2  32-41 59.5
Heat 13: Roynin, Morris, Garrity, Sarjeant(fx)  1-5  33-46 59.4
Heat 14: Greenwood, Bekker, Lawrence, Chessell  1-5  34-51 61.8
Heat 15: Garrity, Bekker, Perry, Morley{f}  4-2  38-53  59.2
 


DUDLEY Heathens continued their superb start to the National League season with an emphatic away win at Rye House.
Heathens gave a rock-solid performance from one to seven, dominating both in terms of race wins and in avoiding last places at Hoddesdon.
Skipper Adam Roynon dropped his only point to Jason Garrity in Heat 1, and there was a fine display too from Byron Bekker with paid-11, whilst Heathens’ reserve strength was underlined by Dan Greenwood’s paid-ten score.
Greenwood and Darryl Ritchings put the visitors ahead with a 5-1 in Heat 2, and although the home side pulled back an early four-point deficit with a 5-1 in Heat 6 Heathens quickly responded in the next race through Bekker and Tom Perry.
That was the first of back-to-back maximums, and a 4-2 in Heat 10 put them ten points clear – but Roynon prevented any serious gains from a James Sarjeant tactical ride in the next.
Sarjeant crashed out of Heat 13 with Roynon and Ashley Morris delighting the travelling fans with a 5-1 over Garrity, and Greenwood and Bekker put the seal on all four points with another maximum in the penultimate race.
Heathens boss Will Pottinger said: “It was a very pleasing all-round team performance, and nobody let us down. I don’t like singling people out in team efforts, but it was very nice to see Byron back to his best.  “The reserves did their job superbly and it means we have four wins from four meetings in the league, and three of them away from home.  “But we’re not taking anything for granted, and we’ll approach Sunday’s meeting at Buxton with the same attitude as we did tonight.”


17/06/12

Buxton Hitmen v Dudley Heathens NL  @ Hi-Edge 3.00pm

Buxton Hitmen

 

Dudley Heathens

Team Manager - Jack Lee Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 Robert Branford 1 4^ 3 1 0 9 - 1 Ashley Birks (G) 3 3 3 3 12 MAX
2 Richard Andrews 0 0 1 0 1 - 2 James White-Williams 2* 0 2* 0 4 2
3 Luke Priest 0 1* 2 1 1 5 1 3 Tom Perry 2* 3 2 3 3 13 1
4 Dean Felton 1 2 0 1 4 - 4 Byron Bekker 3 2* 1* 2 8 3
5 Adam McKinna 3 1 2 0 6 - 5 Ashley Morris 1* 3 3 2* 2* 11 3
6 Michael Neale ef f 1* 1 1 6 Darryl Ritchings 3 1 1 2* 7 1
7 Ryan Blacklock 1 0 f/r 0 f 1 - 7 Dan Greenwood 2* 2 3 3 10 1
8                       8                    
27 65

Heat 01: Birks, W.Williams, Branford, Andrews  1-5  58.6
Heat 02: Ritchings, Greenwood, Blacklock, Neale  1-5  2-10  59.6
Heat 03: Bekker, Perry, Felton, Priest  1-5  3-15 58.0
Heat 04: McKinna, Greenwood, Morris, Blacklock  3-3  6-18  58.1
Heat 05: Birks, Felton, Priest, W.Williams  3-3  9-21  55.9
Heat 06: Morris, Branford^, Ritchings, Andrews  4-4  13-25  56.5
Heat 07: Perry, Bekker, McKinna^ Neale(f)  1-5  14-30  56.5
Heat 08: Greenwood, W.Williams, Andrews, Blacklock 1-5  15-35 57.1
Heat 09: Morris, Priest, Ritchings, Felton  2-4  17-39  58.4
Heat 10: Branford, Perry, Bekker, Andrews  3-3  20-42  58.2
Heat 11: Birks, McKinna, Neale, W.Williams  3-3  23-45  56.4
Heat 12: Perry, Ritchings, Priest, Blacklock  1-5  24-50  56.8
Heat 13: Birks, Morris, Branford. McKinna  1-5  25-55  56.1
Heat 14: Greenwood, Bekker, Felton, Blacklock  1-5  26-60  56.8
Heat 15: Perry, Morris, Priest, Branford  1-5 27-65  56.6
 


DUDLEY Heathens have gone top of the National League table after a stunning 65-27 win at Buxton on Sunday. The former Cradley club have now won all five of their league outings - four of them away - and are in a great position to reach the Knockout Cup Final in addition to their National Shield glory.  Every Heathens rider played their part in a proper demolition job on the Hitmen, who they had already put out of the Knockout Cup - and they'll be looking to complete the double when the sides meet again at Monmore Green on Tuesday week, June 26.
Tom Perry top scored with 13+1 for the Heathens and guest Ashley Birks, in for the unavailable Adam Roynon, romped to a perfect 12-point maximum.  Heathens boss Will Pottinger said: "This is a great way to follow up our win at Rye House. It means we have gained eight league points from two meetings at the weekend and we're top.  "But there is still a long way to go and we have a lot of home meetings to go. The ultimate aim is to be in top form for the play-offs which decide the champions."

 


26/06/12

Dudley Heathens v Buxton Hitmen NL @ Monmore Wood

Dudley Heathens

 

Buxton Hitmen

Team Manager - Will Pottinger Team Manager - Jack Lee
1 Adam Roynon 3 3 3 3 12 M 1 Robert Branford 2 2 4^ 1 1 10 -
2 James White-Williams 1 1 3 1 6 - 2 Chris Widman fx 0 1 fx 1 -
3 Tom Perry 2* 3 3 3 3 14 PM 3 Luke Priest 0 0^ 2 2 0 4 -
4 Byron Bekker 3 1 2* 2* 8 2 4 Dean Felton 1 1 0 1 3 -
5 Ashley Morris 3 3 3 2* 2* 13 PM 5 Adam McKinna 1 2 1 0 4 -
6 Darryl Ritchings 2* 2* 1 3 8 2 6 Richard Andrews f 0 0
7 Dan Greenwood 3 2* 2* 1 8 2 7 Ryan Blacklock 1 f 0 f fx 0 1 -
8                       8                    
69 23

Heat 01: Roynon, Branford, W.Williams, Widman(fx) 4-2  AW
Heat 02: Greenwood, Ritchings, Blacklock(fr), Andrews(f) 5-1  9-3 
Heat 03: Bekker, Perry, Felton, Priest(fr) 5-1  14-4
Heat 04: Morris, Greenwood, McKinna, Blacklock  5-1  19-5
Heat 05: Perry, Branford, Bekker, Widman 4-2  23-7
Heat 06: Roynon, McKinna, W.Williams, Andrews  4-2  27-9
Heat 07: Morris, Ritchings, Felton, Priest^(ret) 5-1  32-10
Heat 08: W.Williams, Greenwood, Widman, Blacklock 5-1  37-11
Heat 09: Perry, Bekker, McKinna, Blacklock(f) 5-1  42-12
Heat 10: Roynon, Priest, W.Williams, Felton 4-2  46-14
Heat 11: Morris, Branford^, Ritchings, Widman(fx) 4-4  50-18 AW
Heat 12: Perry, Priest, Greenwood, Blacklock(fx)  4-2  54-20
Heat 13: Roynon, Morris, Branford, McKinna 5-1  59-21
Heat 14: Ritchings, Bekker, Felton, Blacklock 5-1  64-22
Heat 15: Perry, Morris, Branford, Priest 5-1   69-23
 


TABLE-TOPPING Dudley Heathens again smashed their club record victory with a 69-23 demolition of Buxton at Monmore Green on Tuesday.  Heathens, who have won all six of their National League outings, made it ten straight wins in all competitions as they dropped just six points all meeting against the Hitmen.  Tom Perry, Ashley Morris and skipper Adam Roynon all put in unbeaten showings as the Heathens won all fifteen races, and failed to run a single last place.
Despite the one-sided nature of the meeting, there were still some enjoyable heats for another impressive crowd to enjoy, with Buxton No.1 Robert Branford in particular giving plenty of effort.  Branford led Perry for three and a half laps in Heat 5 before the Heathens man made it around the outside in thrilling style on the last bend – and the final race of the night saw a sensational three-way battle between Perry, Morris and Branford with the lead changing hands on several occasions before the home duo prevailed.  Byron Bekker also gained reward for his efforts in Heat 14 as his switch to the inside on the final bend paid dividends for him to move Dean Felton aside and link up with Darryl Ritchings for a 5-1 – one of nine maximum race advantages for the Heathens.  Reserve Dan Greenwood continued his impressive return to the sport with paid-ten, and Heathens bosses have revealed they have opened negotiations to make him a club asset.  Greenwood said: “We’ll be sitting down to have some talks with the management, and I’m really enjoying riding for the club and of course the supporters are great.  “I’m happy with my form after my time out of the sport, it’s a great team to ride in with everyone’s confidence high, and I want to carry on like this when I move out of reserve and into the top five.”


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