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CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Comets too hot for rivals
A FINE performance from Bury Comets at Northern League Division One rivals Heckmondwike resulted in a comprehensive 97-53 win for the Goshen team.
Superb starts from Chris Parah and James Elston saw Bury take seven points from race one, before home star Darren Kent took race two from visiting captain Neil Howarth as Bury’s Ryan Livesey finished third.
Joe Allan and Will Owens swept to a 6-4 win in the thrid race and Bury were on their way.
Further successes for Parish, Howarth and Allan increased the Comets lead, and the match was over as a contest at half time.
Kent took a further two race wins and prevented all but Parish scoring maximums.
Scorers: Chris Parish 17, Neil Howarth 15, Joe Allan 15, Ryan Livesey 15, James Elston 12, Will Owens 13.
The Yorkshire success followed an impressive display by Bury’s young contenders in round two of the British Youth and Junior League at Leicester.
Three fine wins gave Tom Whitwam 15 points to qualify for the A fina,l where he was beaten by series leader Lewis Brinkhoff.
But his points tally for second place have moved him into overall second in the standings.
Adam Turnbull missed out by a point and qualified for the B final in the under-13s, before bagging a total of 20 points.
Adam Watson qualified for the A final, and, despite a fine effort, a slip on lap two put him to the back and he was unable to make up the lost ground.
Elston qualified for the B final, scoring a good third place.
In the Northern Fours clash at Stockport, Whitwam raced unbeaten, while Louis Turner and Daniel Miller picked up crucial points.
In the u13s, Elston atoned for a disappointing show in Leicester o race back to form with four victories while Danny Taylor and Turnbull scored eight and four points, respectively. However, Bury were to finish fourth on 47 points, behind winners Stockport with 75, Astley, 55, and Goshen 51, but ahead of Heckmondwike who scored 45 and Hull, 26.
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