Results and scorers
DETAILED RESULTS FOR THE DUDLEY HEATHENS 2010
PART 3 FROM 10th August 2010
Isle of Wight v Dudley HeathensNL @ Smallbrook Stadium - RAINED OFF
Bournemouth Buccaneers v Dudley Heathens NL @ Poole
|Team Manager Gary May & Neil Vatcher||Team Manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Jerran Hart||3||3||3||2||0||11||-||1||Lee Smart||2||4^||3||3||2*||14||1|
|2||Aaron Baseby||0||1||0||1||2||-||2||Micky Dyer||1||1||3||1*||6||1|
|3||Kyle Howarth||2*||0||2*||2||6||2||3||Tom Perry||fx||1*||fx||0||1||1|
|4||Mark Baseby||3||3||3||2||1||12||-||4||Jake Anderson||1||2||2||6^||3||14||-|
|5||James Brundle||3||3||2||1*||9||1||5||Barrie Evans||1||0||1||0||2||-|
|6||James Sarjeant||3||2*||1||1*||1*||8||3||6||Ashley Morris||1||2||2*||3||0||8||1|
|7||Danny Stoneman||2*||0||0||2||1||7||Richard Franklin||0||fx||0||0||-|
Heat 01 Hart, Smart, Dyer, A.Baseby 61.45 3-3 3-3
Heat 02 Sarjeant, Stoneman, Morris, Franklin 61.35 5-1 8-4
Heat 03 M.Baseby, Howarth, Anderson, Perry fx AW 5-1 13-5
Heat 04 Brundle, Sarjeant, Evans, Franklin fx 61.82 5-1 18-6
Heat 05 M.Baseby, Smart^, Dyer, Howarth 61.14 3-5 21-11
Heat 06 Hart, Morris, A.Baseby, Evans 62.55 4-2 25-13
Heat 07 Brundle, Anderson, Perry, Stoneman 62.07 3-3 28-16
Heat 08 Dyer, Morris, Sarjeant, A.Baseby 61.83 1-5 29-21
Heat 09 M.Baseby, Howarth, Evans, Franklin 62.26 5-1 34-22
Heat 10 Hart, Anderson, A.Baseby, Perry fx 62.36 4-2 38-24
Heat 11 Smart, Brundle, Dyer, Stoneman 62.23 2-4 40-28
Heat 12 Morris, Howarth, Sarjeant, Perry 61.83 3-3 43-31
Heat 13 Smart, Hart, Brundle, Evans 61.82 3-3 46-34
Heat 14 Anderson^, M.Baseby, Sarjeant, Franklin 62.47 3-6 49-40
Heat 15 Anderson, Smart, M.Baseby, Hart 62.05 1-5 50-45
DUDLEY Heathens have gone level with
Newport at the top of the National Speedway League table after clinching a
bonus point from their 50-45 defeat at Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Dudley Heathens v Rye House Cobras NL @ Monmore Green
Rye House Cobras
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager John Sampford|
|1||Lee Smart||2*||2*||3||3||3||13||pm||1||Kyle Hughes||fx||6^||2||3||f||2||13||-|
|2||Micky Dyer||3||3||3||2*||1||12||1||2||Mark Owen R/R|
|3||Tom Perry||3||0||3||3||9||-||3||David Mason||1||1||2||0||1||0||5||-|
|5||Barrie Evans||3||3||2||2*||10||1||5||Lee Strudwick||1||1||1||0||1||4||-|
|6||Ashley Morris||3||1||1*||3||8||1||6||Tom Stokes||0||0||0||0||0||-|
Heat 01 Dyer, Smart, Scarboro, Hughes fx 59.53 5-1 5-1
Heat 02 Morris, Franklin, Birks, Stokes 59.77 5-1 10-2
Heat 03 Perry, Anderson, Mason, Scarboro 59.47 5-1 15-3
Heat 04 Evans, Franklin, Strudwick, Birks 58.98 5-1 20-4
Heat 05 Hughes^, Anderson, Mason, Perry 59.73 2-7 22-11
Heat 06 Dyer, Smart, Strudwick, Stokes 59.10 5-1 27-12
Heat 07 Evans, Mason, Morris, Scarboro 59.23 4-2 31-14
Heat 08 Dyer, Hughes, Franklin, Birks 58.73 4-2 35-16
Heat 09 Perry, Anderson, Studwick^ Stokes 60.19 5-1 40-17
Heat 10 Smart, Dyer, Scarboro, Mason 68.90 5-1 45-18
Heat 11 Hughes, Evans, Morris, Strudwick 58.35 3-3 48-21
Heat 12 Perry, Franklin, Mason, Stokes 59.63 5-1 53-22
Heat 13 Smart, Evans, Strudwick, Hughes f 58.63 5-1 58-23
Heat 14 Morris, Anderson, Birks, Scarboro 59.82 5-1 63-24
Heat 15 Smart, Hughes, Dyer, Mason 58.41 4-2 67-26
DUDLEY Heathens have gone top of the
National Speedway League table in their debut season after a storming 67-26
win over Rye House at Wolverhampton.
Dudley Heathens v Weymouth Wildcats NL @ Perry Barr RAINED OFF
Dudley Heathens v Newport Hornets NL @ Monmore Green
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager Kevin Brown|
|1||Lee Smart||3||2*||3||3||11||PM||1||Todd Kurtz||2||2*^||1||1*||6||2|
|2||Micky Dyer||1||3||2||0||6||-||2||Luke Priest||0||2||3||0||5||-|
|3||Tom Perry||1*||3||1*||3||0||8||2||3||Mark Jones||3||0^||1*||2||1*||7||2|
|4||Jake Anderson||2||0||2||3||7||-||4||Tony Atkin||0||1||2||2||5||-|
|5||Barrie Evans||3||3||3||ret||9||-||5||Kyle Newman||fx||1||3||2||2||8||-|
|6||Ashley Morris||3||2*||*2||1||3||11||2||6||James White-Williams||1||0||fx||0||1||-|
|7||Richard Franklin||2*||2*||1*||1||6||3||7||Tom Young||0||1||0||0||1||-|
Heat 01 Smart, Kurtz, Dyer, Priest 4-2 4-2
Heat 02 Morris, Franklin, White-Williams, Young 5-1 9-3
Heat 03 Jones, Anderson, Perry, Atkin 3-3 12-6
Heat 04 Evans, Franklin, Young, Newman 5-1 17-7
Heat 05 Perry, Priest, Kurtz^, Anderson 3-4 20-11
Heat 06 Dyer, Smart, Newman, White-Williams 5-1 25-12
Heat 07 Evans, Morris, Atkin, Jones^ 5-1 30-13
Heat 08 Priest, Dyer, Franklin, Young 3-3 33-16
Heat 09 Newman, Anderson, Perry, White-Williams fx 3-3 36-19
Heat 10 Smart, Atkin, Jones, Dyer 3-3 39-22
Heat 11 Evans, Morris, Kurtz, Priest 5-1 44-23
Heat 12 Perry, Jones, Franklin, White-Williams 4-2 48-25
Heat 13 Smart, Newman, Kurtz, Evans ret 3-3 51-28
Heat 14 Anderson, Atkin, Morris, Young 4-2 55-30
Heat 15 Morris, Newman, Jones, Perry 3-3 58-33
DUDLEY Heathens turned up the heat
on the National League leaders with a stunning 58-33 win over Newport at
Wolverhampton on Tuesday.
Isle of Wight Islanders v Dudley Heathens NL @ Smallbrook Stadium
Isle of Wight Islanders
|Team Manager- Chris Hunt||Team Manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Paul Starke||2*||0||0||1*||3||2||1||Lee Smart||1||6^||2*||3||2*||14||2|
|2||Lee Smethills||3||3||3||2||1||12||-||2||Micky Dyer||0||1||0||3||4||-|
|3||Danny Warwick||3||2||0||3||R||8||-||3||Tom Perry||0||1||1||2||4||-|
|4||Dean Felton||2*||0||3||2||7||1||4||Jake Anderson||1||3||3||3||3||13||-|
|5||Nick Simmons||3||2||fx||2||7||-||5||Barrie Evans||2||1*||2||0||5||1|
|6||John Resch||1||0||1||1||M||3||-||6||Ashley Morris||2||1*||2||2||1*||1*||0||9||3|
|7||Tom Hill||3||0||0||1*||4||1||7||Richard Franklin||fx||0||-|
Heat 01 Smethills, Starke, Smart, Dyer 70.2 5-1 5-1
Heat 02 Hill, Morris, Resch Franklin f 72.2 4-2 9-3
Heat 03 Warwick, Felton, Anderson, Perry 72.2 5-1 14-4
Heat 04 Simmons, Evans, Morris, Resch 70.2 3-3 17-7
Heat 05 Smart^, Warwick, Dyer, Felton 71.2 2-7 19-14
Heat 06 Smethills, Morris, Evans, Starke 71.3 3-3 22-17
Heat 07 Anderson, Simmons, Perry (15m), Hill 70.9 2-4 24-21
Heat 08 Smethills, Morris, Resch, Dyer 70.9 4-2 28-23
Heat 09 Felton, Evans, Morris, Warwick 72.8 3-3 31-26
Heat 10 Anderson, Smethills, Perry, Starke 71.2 2-4 33-30
Heat 11 Dyer, Smart, Resch, Simmons fx 72.0 1-5 34-35
Heat 12 Warwick, Perry, Morris, Hill 71.5 3-3 37-38
Heat 13 Smart, Simmons, Starke, Evans 71.2 3-3 40-41
Heat 14 Anderson, Felton, Hill, Morris 71.9 3-3 43-44
Heat 15 Anderson, Smart, Smethills, Warwick ret 71.5 1-5 44-49
DUDLEY Heathens pulled off a sensational last-gasp 49-44 win at the Isle of Wight on Thursday to go second in the National League.
Aussie ace Jake Anderson had one of his best nights of the season with a 13-point score and he was the last heat hero alongside skipper Lee Smart who bagged 14+2.
The former Cradley club suffered a nightmare start when they lost key reserve Richard Franklin with concussion after a crash in the second race. Ashley Morris, Franklin’s reserve colleague, deserves wonderful credit for his 9+3 from seven outings.
They found themselves 17-7 down but Smart won a tactical ride in Heat 5 to inspire a 7-2 to reduce the deficit to 19-14.
But Heathens’ misfortune struck again when Tom Perry was penalised with a 15-metre handicap for touching the tapes, but he still managed third place with Anderson nothing a fine win and Will Pottinger’s men were just 24-21 down.
Heathens managed to take the lead for the first time in the meeting with a maximum 5-1 from Smart and Micky Dyer in Heat 11.
It looked like Heathens could take a major grip on the match in Heat 13 as Smart and Barrie Evans were set for a maximum before Evans slipped – and just one-point split the sides with two heats remaining.
Heathens held a slender one-point lead going into the last race after Anderson’s Heat 14 win – and he partnered Smart in the all-important last race decider.
At the second attempt to run the race, Anderson and Smart combined to revive memories of the great Billy Hamill and Greg Hancock partnership which won many meetings for the Heathens.
Jubilant boss Will Pottinger said: “This was typical of our season, we had to dig deep and show great character on a track many of our boys had never seen before.
“We’re on the ferry going home and we’re buzzing. It’s been a great night and we just have to keep this momentum going for the rest of the season.
“Rich (Franklin) was taken away by ambulance as a precaution but he should be fine for next Wednesday when we face Plymouth at Birmingham.”
Dudley Heathens v Plymouth Devils NL @ Perry Barr
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager Gar Spiller|
|1||Lee Smart||3||2||fx||3||8||-||1||Nicky Glanz||2||1||2||0||ret||5||-|
|2||Micky Dyer||x||1*||3||3||7||1||2||Jamie Pickard||1*||0||0||1*||2||2|
|3||Tom Perry||2||2*||2||3||1*||10||2||3||Matt Bates||0||0||2||1||3||-|
|4||Jake Anderson||1*||3||1*||3||2||10||2||4||Seemond Stephens||3||3||1*||4||11||1|
|5||Barrie Evans||1*||x||3||1||5||1||5||Mark Simmonds||3||3||6||2||3||17||-|
|6||Ashley Morris||3||1*||fx||f||4||1||6||Bob Charles||fx||fx||0||0||-|
|7||Richard Franklin||2*||2||2||2*||2*||10||3||7||Ben Reade||1||0||1||0||1*||3||1|
Heat 01 Smart, Glanz, Pickard, Dyer (ex) 60.3 3-3
Heat 02 Morris, Franklin, Reade, Charles (ex) 61.4 5-1 8-4
Heat 03 Stephens, Perry, Anderson, Bates 62.0 3-3 11-7
Heat 04 Simmons, Franklin, Evans, Reade 60.5 3-3 14-10
Heat 05 Anderson, Perry, Glanz, Pickard 61.5 5-1 19-11
Heat 06 Simmonds, Smart, Dyer, Charles (ex) 60.7 3-3 22-14
Heat 07 Stephens, Franklin, Morris, Bates (Evans ex) 62.0 3-3 25-17
Heat 08 Dyer, Franklin, Reade, Pickard 60.5 5-1 30-18
Heat 09 Simmonds^, Perry, Anderson, Charles 60.8 3-6 33-24
Heat 10 Dyer, Bates, Stephens, Smart (fx) 60.7 3-3 36-27
Heat 11 Evans, Glanz, Pickard, Morris (fx) 61.3 3-3 39-30
Heat 12 Perry, Franklin, Bates, Reade 62.3 5-1 44-31
Heat 13 Smart, Simmonds, Evans, Glanz 61.7 4-2 48-33
Heat 14 Anderson, Stephens^, Reade, Morris (f) AW 3-5 51-38
Heat 15 Simmonds, Anderson, Perry, Glanz (f) 61.5 3-3 54-41
DUDLEY Heathens went top of Speedway's National League with a hard fought 54-41 win over Plymouth at Birmingham's Perry Barr track on Wednesday.
The former Cradley club, who are looking for a new home in the area, warmed up for their Knockout Cup Semi-final clash with Buxton at Wolves next Tuesday with a solid all-round effort.
Once again there was some spectacular racing on show with Tom Perry and Richard Franklin involved in most of the entertainment on a well prepared Birmingham circuit,
Franklin, who was only passed fit on the morning of the meeting, top scored with 10+3 from his five rides and Jake Anderson (10+2) and Perry (10+1) were in fine form.
Reserve Ashley Morris had an unlucky night with two nasty spills and skipper Lee Smart suffered mechanical gremlins, as did recent signing Barrie Evans.
Boss Will Pottinger said: "It's fair to say nobody really wants to face us in the play-offs because we are an in-form team, I was really pleased with that display.
"We need to carry this form forward to Wolverhampton on Tuesday in the Cup Semi-Final because if we are to make progress and reach the final we will need a useful lead from that. Buxton are the team to beat right now in my view."
Dudley Heathens v Buxton Hitmen KOCSF @ Monmore Green
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager|
|1||Lee Smart||2*||1*||1||2||6||2||1||Craig Cook||1||3||3||3||2*||12||1|
|2||Micky Dyer||3||2||3||3||1||12||-||2||Jonathan Bethall|
|3||Tom Perry||2||2||3||2||0||9||-||3||Robert Banford||1||1||1||0||3||6||-|
|4||Jake Anderson||0||1*||0||1||1||4||Adam Allott||3||3||2||2||3||13||-|
|5||Barrie Evans||R||0||1*||0||1||1||5||Nick Morris||3||3||1*||1||8||1|
|6||Ashley Morris||2||2||2||3||9||-||6||Lewis Dallaway||fx||WITHDREW INJURED||0||-|
|7||Richard Franklin||1*||1||2*||1*||0||5||3||7||Jason Garrity||fx||3||2*||0||2||fx||1*||8||2|
Heat 01 Dyer, Smart, Cook, Garrity ex 58.76 5-1
Heat 02 Garrity, A.Morris, Franklin, Dalaway f-injured 60.51 3-3 8-4
Heat 03 Allott, Perry, Branford, Anderson 59.47 2-4 10-8
Heat 04 N.Morris, Garrity, Franklin, Evans ret 61.0 1-5 11-13
Heat 05 Cook, Perry, Anderson, NR 59.99 3-3 14-16
Heat 06 N..Morris, Dyer, Smart, NR 60.69 3-3 17-19
Heat 07 Allott, A.Morris, Branford, Evans 60.68 2-4 19-23
Heat 08 Dyer, Franklin, Branford, Garrity 60.14 5-1 24-24
Heat 09 Perry, Garrity, N.Morris, Anderson 60.02 3-3 27-27
Heat 10 Dyer, Allott, Smart, Branford 59.57 4-2 31-29
Heat 11 Cook, A.Morris, Evans, NR 59.78 3-3 34-32
Heat 12 Branford, Perry, Franklin, Garrity fx 60.46 3-3 37-35
Heat 13 Cook, Smart, N.Morris, Evans 59.12 2-4 39-39
Heat 14 A.Morris, Allott, Garrity, Franklin 59,33 3-3 42-42
Heat 15 Allott, Cook, Dyer, Perry 59.36 1-5 43-47
DUDLEY Heathens are set to welcome fans' favourite Jon Armstrong back to the side after their 47-43 Knockout Cup semi-final first leg defeat by Buxton at Wolverhampton on Tuesday.
Armstrong has been out for six-weeks after suffering a broken arm but was given the all-clear to start training last weekend.
Now he could be set for a dramatic recall to the Heathens side for the second leg in Derbyshire on Sunday on a track he knows well.
The former Cradley club were outclassed from the gate on a dramatic night which saw Aussie ace Micky Dyer arrive just in time for his opening ride and Buxton reserve Lewis Dallaway ruled out with a neck injury after a crash in his opening ride. Thankfully he was released from hospital later in the evening and is hoping to ride on Sunday.
Dyer was the top man for the Heathens with 12 and he received solid support from Tom Perry and Ashley Morris, both local youngsters, with 9-points each.
Heathens boss Will Pottinger said: "This is obviously a massive disappointment for us, but we will go to Buxton on Sunday and give it everything we have got.
"We are the underdogs, most people expect Buxton to finish the job from here but we still have 15 races to go, let's see what happens!
"Armo has told us he is ready to ride again and he could well be in our plans for Sunday. We have missed his presence both on and off the track."
Buxton Hitmen v Dudley Heathens KOCSF @ Hi-Edge RAINED OFF
Dudley Heathens v Weymouth Wildcats NL @ Perry Barr
|Team Manager Will Pottinger||Team Manager Phil Bartlett|
|1||Lee Smart||3||3||3||3||3||15||M||1||James Cockle||1||1^||2||2||2||8||-|
|2||Micky Dyer||2*||1||2*||2*||7||3||2||Gary Cottham||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3||Tom Perry||3||3||3||3||1||13||-||3||Tom Brown||2||4^||0||2||8||-|
|4||Jake Anderson||1||2||2*||3||8||1||4||Karl Mason||0||0||1||2||3||-|
|5||Barrie Evans||3||3||3||1||10||-||5||Adam McKinna||2||2||1||0||5||-|
|6||Ashley Morris||2*||1||1||1||5||1||6||Richard Andrews||0||0||0||0||0||-|
|7||Richard Franklin||3||0||3||1||7||-||7||Brendon Johnson||1||1*||1||0||3||1|
Heat 01 Smart, Dyer, Cockle, Cottham 58.6 (NL Track Record)
Heat 02 Franklin, Morris, Johnson, Andrews 60.1 5-1 10-2
Heat 03 Perry, Brown, Anderson, Mason 60.0 4-2 14-4
Heat 04 Evans, McKinna, Johnson, Franklin 59.7 3-3 17-7
Heat 05 Perry, Anderson, Cockle^, Cottham 61.0 5-1 22-8
Heat 06 Smart, McKinna, Dyer, Andrews 59.1 4-2 26-10
Heat 07 Evans, Brown^, Morris, Mason 60.4 4-4 30-14
Heat 08 Franklin, Dyer, Johnson, Cottham 61.2 5-1 35-15
Heat 09 Perry, Anderson, McKinna, Andrews 60.9 5-1 40-16
Heat 10 Smart, Dyer, Brown, Mason 59.9 5-1 45-17
Heat 11 Evans, Cockle, Morris, Cottham 60.8 4.2 49-19
Heat 12 Perry, Brown, Franklin, Andrews 61.5 4-2 53-21
Heat 13 Smart, Cockle, Evans, McKinna 61.0 4-2 57-23
Heat 14 Anderson, Mason,Morris, Johnson 61.9 4-2 61-25
Heat 15 Smart, Cockle, Perry, Cottham 61.3 4-2 65-27
DUDLEY Heathens are in line to finish top of the National League table after romping to an emphatic win over Weymouth at Perry Barr.
Heathens moved ahead of Newport on race points difference with their 65-27 victory, and can now only be headed by Buxton if the Hitmen rack up a huge win of their own in their final match at King's Lynn.
They dominated from start to finish against the Wildcats, providing all 15 race winners - and the closest the visitors came was in the very last race when James Cockle led for three and a half laps only for Dudley skipper Lee Smart to surge through into the last bend.
It was a points-feast for the whole Heathens team, with Tom Perry supplying some thrilling action from the back, including a last-to-first effort in Heat 3 and another fine battle with Tom Brown to win Heat 12.
Boss Will Pottinger said: "I told the boys beforehand how important it was to win this meeting by as many points as we could, and full credit to them, they never let up from start to finish. It's exactly the result we wanted and we're looking good for finishing top."
Golden Hammer @ Monmore Green
|1||Steven Worral (Scunthorpe)||2||1||2||2||2||9||9||Tom Perry (Dudley)||1||0||1||2||3||7|
|2||Lee Smart (Dudley)||3||3||3||1||2||12||10||Nicki Glanz (Plymouth)||0||1||2||1||1||5|
|3||Jake Anderson (Dudley)||1||0||3||2||1||7||11||Micky Dyer (Dudley)||3||2||3||2||2||12|
|4||0||1||1||0||1||3||12||Barrie Evans (Dudley)||2||3||1||3||2||11|
|5||Craig Cook (Buxton)||3||2||2||3||3||13||13||Simon Lambert (Kings Lynn)||3||3||3||3||3||15|
|6||Ashley Morris (Dudley)||2||2||1||3||0||8||14||Richard Franklin (Dudley)||1||0||0||1||0||2|
|7||Darryl Ritchings (Dudley)||1||-||-||-||-||1||15||Todd Kurtz (Newport)||2||3||0||1||3||9|
|8||Joe Jacobs (Rye House)||f||fx||2||0||0||2||16||Luke Priest (Bournmouth)||0||2||0||0||1||
Heat 01 Smart, Worral, Anderson, Pickard 57.4
Heat 02 Cook, Morris, Ritchings, Jacobs (f) 58.7
Heat 03 Dyer, Evans, Perry, Glanz 59.49
Heat 04 Lambert, Kurtz, Franklin, Priest 59.76
Heat 05 Lambert, Cook, Worral, Perry 58.89
Heat 06 Smart, Morris, Glanz, Franklin 59.72
Heat 07 Kurtz, Dyer, Felton, Anderson 61.41
Heat 08 Evans, Priest, Pickard, Jacobs (fx) AW
Heat 09 Dyer, Worral, Morris, Priest 60.28
Heat 10 Smart, Coock, Evans, Kurtz 59.9
Heat 11 Anderson, Jacobs, Perry, Franklin 61.22
Heat 12 Lambert, Glanz, Pickard, Felton 61.87
Heat 13 Evans, Worral, Franklin, Felton 62.66
Heat 14 Lambert, Dyer, Smart, Jacobs 60.99
Heat 15 Cook, Anderson, Glanz, Priest 60.52
Heat 16 Morris, Perry, Kurtz, Pickard 62.14
Heat 17 Kurtz, Worral, Glanz, Jacobs 62.37
Heat 18 Perry, Smart (15mtrs) Priest, Felton 61.12
Heat 19 Lambert, Evans, Anderson, Morris 62.04
Heat 20 Cook, Dyer, Pickard, Franklin
Run Off Smart, Dyer (ef) 65.09
KING'S LYNN star Simon Lambert was the deserving winner of the hugely successful Golden Hammer revival at Monmore Green.
Lambert, who also appears in the Premier League for Sheffield, went through the card with a faultless 15-point maximum to finish two points clear of Buxton's Craig Cook, with Dudley Heathens skipper Lee Smart completing the podium finishers on twelve.
Smart had looked a good shout for the crown when he won his first three rides, but he lost out to Lambert in Heat 14 and was relegated to third place in a tight scrap with team-mate Micky Dyer.
The two Heathens men ended up meeting again in a run-off for third after finishing level on points, but it turned into a demonstration outing for Smart as the unlucky Dyer blew an engine on the start-line.
Heathens Chairman Nigel Pearson said: "It's been a great night, once again we are delighted with the support we've received and everyone has enjoyed it with Simon a very worthy winner.
"It's also been good to run the meeting under the FAST banner and promote the work of the Dudley Stroke Association, and we thank them for their support. I can confirm that we will certainly look to stage the event again next season."
Dudley Heathens v Buxton Hitmen Play-Off Semi-Final @ Monmore Green
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager Jack Lee|
|1||Lee Smart||3||2*||3||3||2||13||1||1||Craig Cook||fx||3||3||ef||6||-|
|2||Micky Dyer||2*||3||2||f||7||1||2||Jonathan Bethell R/R|
|3||Tom Perry||2||0||2||1*||5||1||3||Robert Branford||1||2||3||2||0||1||9||-|
|4||Jake Anderson||0||1||1*||1||0||3||1||4||Adam Allott||3||3||x||3||3||12||-|
|5||Barrie Evans||0||0||2||1||3||0||5||Nick Morris||3||ef||3||2||8||-|
|6||Ashley Morris||2||1||1*||1*||0||5||2||6||Lewis Dallaway||1||0||1||0||0||2||-|
|7||Richard Franklin||1*||1||-||2||4||7||Jason Garrity||3||2*||2*||x||1*||3||2||13||3|
Heat 01 Smart, Dyer, Dallaway, Cook (fx) 58.23 5-1 5-1
Heat 02 Garrity, A.Morris, Franklin, Dallaway 59.69 3-3 8-4
Heat 03 Allott, Perry, Branford, Anderson 58.62 2-4 10-8
Heat 04 N.Morris, Garrity, Franklin, Evans 59.51 1-5 11-13
Heat 05 Cook, Garrity, Anderson, Perry 59.29 1-5 12-18
Heat 06 Dyer, Smart, Dallaway, N.Morris (ef) 60.37 5-1 17-19
Heat 07 Allott, Branford, A.Morris, Evans 59.17 1-5 18-24
Heat 08 Branford, Dyer, A.Morris, Garrity (exc) 59.65 3-3 21-27
Heat 09 N.Morris, Perry, Anderson, Dallaway 59.23 3-3 24-30
Heat 10 Smart, Branford, Garrity, Dyer (f) 58.0 3-3 27-33
Heat 11 Cook, Evans, A.Morris, Dallaway 60.48 3-3 30-36
Heat 12 Garrity, Franklin, Perry, Branford 60.2 3-3 33-39
Heat 13 Smart, N.Morris, Evans, Cook (ef) 58.87 4-2 37-41
Heat 14 Allott, Garrity, Anderson, A.Morris 59.18 1-5 38-46
Heat 15 Allott, Smart, Branford, Anderson 59.11 2-4 40-50
DUDLEY Heathens' National League title hopes took a big hit as in-form Buxton took their second victory in less than a month at Monmore Green.
Heathens could have no complaints at the end of an incident-packed first leg tie, which contained numerous talking points and a terrific atmosphere but simply not enough race wins for the home side.
Dudley had a dream start with a first-race 5-1 from Lee Smart and Micky Dyer after Buxton No.1 Craig Cook had fallen - but the visitors refused to be put off by that and took control of the meeting with three 5-1s of their own in a four-race spell between Heats 4 and 7.
Smart and Dyer remained the most effective Heathens, skipper Smart dropping his only point in the last race, but the Hitmen racked up eleven race wins in total with the fast-gating Adam Allott unbeaten with the exception of a disqualification for tape-breaking in Heat 10.
The visitors also had a major sting in the tail as 15-year-old Jason Garrity clocked up paid-17 at reserve, his uncompromising style leading to several moments of high tension in the pits and not all involving members of the opposition!
Heathens will look to bounce back when they make first of two return trips to Buxton this Sunday, starting with Knockout Cup action when their first-leg deficit is four points.
Buxton Hitmen v Dudley Heathens KO Cup Semi-Final @ Hi-Edge
|Team Manager Jack Lee||Team Manager Will Pottinger|
||1||0||0||1||-||1||Lee Smart R/R|
|2||Nick Morris R/R||2||Micky Dyer||0||1||2||1||2*||6||1|
|3||Jonathan Bethell||1||3||1||0||5||-||3||Tom Perry||0||0||1*||1||2||4||1|
|4||Robert Branford||3||2*||3||3||2||1||14||1||4||Jake Anderson||2||2||3||3||3||3||16||-|
|5||Adam Allott||3||0||3||2||1||0||9||5||Barrie Evans||2||2||6^||2||3||2||17||1|
|6||Lewis Dallaway||3||f/r||f/r||1*||4||1||6||Ashley Morris||1||2||0||1*||fx||4||1|
|7||Jason Garrity||2*||3||1||1||2||3||ef||12||1||7||Richard Franklin||0||1*||0||1||1|
Heat 01 Allott, Evans, Birks, Dyer 56.7 4-2 4-2
Heat 02 Dallaway, Garrity, Morris, Franklin 58.2 5-1 9-3
Heat 03 Branford, Anderson, Bethell, Perry 59.7 4-2 13-5
Heat 04 Garrity, Evans, Franklin, Allott 59.0 3-3 16-8
Heat 05 Bethell, Branford, Dyer, Perry 59.2 5-1 21-9
Heat 06 Evans^, Morris, Garrity, Birks 57.5 1-8 22-17
Heat 07 Allott, Anderson, Perry, Dallaway(f/r) 56.2 3-3 25-20
Heat 08 Branford, Dyer, Garrity, Franklin 57.2 4-2 29-22
Heat 09 Branford, Evans, Bethell, Morris 56.8 4-2 33-24
Heat 10 Anderson, Garrity, Perry, Birks 56.7 2-4 35-28
Heat 11 Anderson, Allott, Dyer, Dallaway(f/r) 56.8 2-4 37-32
Heat 12 Garrity, Perry, Morris, Bethell 56.0 3-3 40-35
Heat 13 Evans, Dyer, Allott, Garrity 56.6 1-5 41-40
Heat 14 Anderson, Branford, Dallaway, Morris 56.5 3-3 44-43
Heat 15 Anderson, Evans, Branford, Allott 56.7 1-5 45-48
Buxton win on aggregate 92-91
DUDLEY Heathens suffered an agonising Knockout Cup defeat against Buxton - losing a dramatic semi-final by a single point on aggregate.
Heathens trailed the Hitmen by four points from the first leg at Monmore Green but mounted a superb recovery to win the away fixture, with Jake Anderson and Barrie Evans both in outstanding form.
The home side opened an early 21-9 lead but Heathens immediately deployed Evans for double-points in Heat 6 and he combined with Ashley Morris for a big 8-1 to bring the visitors back into contention.
Back-to-back 4-2s extended the Hitmen's lead to nine on the day, but Heathens hit back with Anderson winning both Heats 10 and 11 backed up by third places from Micky Dyer and Tom Perry.
When Evans and Dyer took a 5-1 in Heat 13, the scores stood at 41-40 on the day and Heathens were left needing a 4-2 and a 5-1 from the last two races to complete an amazing comeback.
Anderson and Morris gated in a maximum position in Heat 14 but disaster struck as Morris came to grief on the second lap, and although Anderson took the win the home side were virtually safe.
They just had to provide a finisher in the last race, and they achieved that for the point they required as Anderson and Evans surged clear to leave the Heathens that single point short.
Buxton will face King's Lynn in the Cup Final, but Heathens are back at the Hi-Edge Raceway next Sunday for the second leg of their play-off semi-final - this time facing a ten-point first leg deficit.
Buxton Hitmen v Dudley Heathens Play-Off Semi-Final @ Hi-Edge
|Team Manager Jack Lee||Team Manager Will Pottinger|
|1||Craig Cook||3||2*||2*||1||2||10||2||1||Lee Smart||1||2||2||2||7||-|
|2||Nick Morris R/R||2||Micky Dyer||ef||0||3||0||3||-|
|3||Jonathon Bethell||1*||1||fx||2||1||3||Tom Perry||fx||0||-|
|4||Robert Branford||2||3||2||1||3||0||11||-||4||Jake Anderson||3||3||0||4^||3||13||-|
|5||Adam Allott||2||0||3||3||3||11||-||5||Barrie Evans||3||1||2*||0||1||7||1|
|6||Lewis Dallaway||0||1||1||3||ef||5||-||6||Ashley Morris||3||0||2*||3||1||0||9||1|
|7||Jason Garrity||2*||1||1*||3||1*||2*||10||4||7||Richard Franklin||2*||0||0||1||1||4||1|
Heat 01 Cook, Garrity, Smart, Dyer (ef) 56.7 5-1 5-1
Heat 02 Morris, Franklin, Garrity, Dallaway 57.9 1-5 6-6
Heat 03 Anderson, Branford, Bethell, Perry (fx) 57.8 3-3 9-9
Heat 04 Evans, Allott, Garrity, Franklin 57.7 3-3 12-12
Heat 05 Branford, Smart, Bethell, Dyer 56.8 4-2 16-14
Heat 06 Garrity, Cook, Evans, Morris 56.5 5-1 21-15
Heat 07 Anderson, Morris, Dallaway, Allott 56.7 1-5 22-20
Heat 08 Dyer, Branford, Garrity, Franklin 56.4 3-3 25-23
Heat 09 Morris, Evans, Branford, Bethell (fx) 57.2 1-5 26-28
Heat 10 Allott, Cook, Morris, Anderson 55.1 5-1 31-29
Heat 11 Allott, Smart, Dallaway, Dyer 55.3 4-2 35-31
Heat 12 Dallaway, Garrity, Franklin, Morris 56.5 5-1 40-32
Heat 13 Allott, Smart, Cook, Evans 55.0 4-2 44-34
Heat 14 Branford, Anderson^, Franklin, Dallaway (ef) 56.0 3-5 47-39
Heat 15 Anderson, Cook, Evans, Branford 56.0 2-4 49-43
DUDLEY Heathens will stage one last home meeting at Wolverhampton on Tuesday after their National League play-off exit at Buxton on Sunday.
The former Cradley club went down 49-43 on the day, 99-83 on aggregate, despite a brave effort after losing their home leg by 10-points.
And the day was marred by an injury to hugely popular Heathens star Tom Perry who was taken to hospital with a wrist injury and is doubtful for Tuesday’s Staffordshire Cup tie with Stoke.
Boss Will Pottinger said: “It was always going to be a tough task for us and the injury to Tom was a massive blow.
“But the boys gave it their all and now we will look forward to the Stoke meeting on Tuesday and see if we can give our fans something more to cheer.
“I’d like to put on record my appreciation, on behalf of the team, for the support we have had all season long, it has made a massive difference and Tuesday will be a night of celebration.”
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