Devils Draw Puts Colts On Top


The Belle Vue Cool Running Colts reclaimed their place at the top of the National League table on Thursday after a dramatic clash with Plymouth saw the final scores rest at 45 apiece.
 
Dominating much of the meeting, the Colts were in command of the action after taking an early lead in proceedings; though the Devils were never far behind with their response.
 
Despite their best efforts the visitors were unable to shake off their persistent hosts, who continued to recover every deficit thrown at them no matter how far behind they seemed to be lagging.


Dan Bewley
 
No.1 Dan Bewley was his usual, flawless self after scoring a full 15-point maximum with Kyle Bickley close behind with 10+1 and Jack Smith rounding off the top scorers with 8 points.
 
Team boss Graham Goodwin said: “I don’t think there were any complaints on either side of the pits. The scores swung one way, then another on what was a testing track for all the lads.
 
“There were a few incidents which proved costly for both sides but even despite that, the boys battled hard and made the most of every opportunity to take the lead. We’re very proud of them.
 
“Luke Priest didn't have the best of nights but he chipped in and helped where possible and we’re very grateful for all his help, but we definitely missed Lee [Payne] and Rob [Shuttleworth].
 
“You want to experience these successes with your whole team. It was a fair result nonetheless and thanks to everyone’s efforts, we’re back at the top of the table. We’re absolutely delighted.”
 
Premiership action returns to Manchester this Monday July 24 when the Rentruck Aces kick on at the National Speedway Stadium against the reigning league champions the Wolverhampton Wolves.
 
Thanks to a special BT Sport promotion, tickets for this table-topping clash are just £10 for Adults in both stands and Concessions with Children under 18 free.
 
Tickets for this clash of clans are available online now at www.bellevueaces.co.
 
RESULT - PLYMOUTH V BELLE VUE - THURSDAY JULY 20

 
Plymouth Devils 45
Richard Andrews 12+3, Steve Boxall 10, Adam Roynon 9+1, Benji Compton 7+1, Henry Atkins 6+1, William O'Keefe 1+1, Callum Walker 0
 
Belle Vue ‘Cool Running’ Colts 45
Dan Bewley 15, Kyle Bickley 10+1, Jack Smith 8, Andy Mellish 7, Luke Priest (G) 3+2, Luke Woodhull 2+1
 
National League Ponts: Plymouth 1 Belle Vue 2

Photo - Ian Charles

Friday 21st July 2017