Exeter Aces down Swindon Robins

11:40 20 March 2014

Cycle speedway generic picture

Cycle speedway generic picture

Archant

Exeter Aces were narrow 88-86 winners when they met Swindon Robins in their latest cycle sppedway meeting.

With an exclusion in the first race the Aces got a 7-2 heat race against them. With two drawn heats the Aces secured a 7-3 from the pairing of Joe Avery and Dave Murphy. Another 5-5 drawn heat left Swindon leading 25-24.

Heat six saw Craig Nethercott and Robert Croal secure another 7-3 of the meeting. With three drawn heats to end the first half the teams went into the break with Exeter leading 46-43.

Exeter opened the second half with a 6-4 success and, with some quick thinking Aaron Herbert secured a 5-5 drawn heat with Sam Riddle. Joe Avery and Dan Winchester then secured a 7-3 triumph.

Andrew Yard made a cracking gate off to win heat 15. In the final race the Aces pairing just had to finish the race.

With Nethercott rode a fabulous last race before being pipped on the line so the Aces picked up three points from their final race.

After having four points deducted for a yellow card the match was won by Exeter by a margin of two points.

Scorers: Joe Avery 10+3, Dan Winchester 16, Sam Riddle 5, Aaron Herbert 16+2, Robert Croal 8+1, Craig Nethercott 13+1, Dave Murphy 16, Andrew Yard 8+2.

In the Division Two meeting Aces were also victors after they banked 20 of the meeting’s first 21 points!

A 6-4 from Charlie-Jane Herbert and Tonicha Heyde, and two 7-3s from Connor Tucker and Owen Tidball and Jack Herbert and Andy Riddle. Lauren Hookway then secured a win and a 5-5 drawn race. Heat five saw the return of Amy Herbert, paired with brother Jack, Jack pushed for all he had but couldn’t get passed the Swindon pairing. Lauren Hookway and Charlie-Jane Herbert then secured a 7-3, with Herbert making a good pass on one of the Swindon riders. With the next couple races going against the Aces they then picked a 7-3 from Lauren Hookway and Andy Riddle. Tonicha Heyde took an unfortunate tumble in heat 11, which left the young ace going off to hospital. Herbert carried on to win the race. The Aces then ended the meeting with a 7-3 leaving Aces the 64-54 winners.

Scorers: Tonicha Heyde 3, Charlie-Jane Herbert 11+1, Connor Tucker 8+1, Owen Tidball 10, Jack Herbert 8+1, Andy Riddle 10+2, Amy Herbert 2, Lauren Hookway 12.

In the Conference League meeting Aces were also victors over Swindon. The opening heat ended 5-5 before Charlie-Jane Herbert and Sam Riddle netted the Aces first heat win with a 7-3. The Aces pairings of Lauren Hookway, Thomas Croal, Charlie-Jane Herbert, Sam Riddle and Robert Croal shared the spoils over then next four heats.

Heat seven saw Lauren Hookway and Robert Croal land a 7-3 win and this meant the final pairing of Charlie-Jane Herbert and Sam Riddle just had to finish. The aces got the first and only heat disadvantage. A special mention to young Owen Tidball who stood around in the pits, just encase he was needed and waited till the very end of the match and congratulated every single rider after every race.

Scorers: Lauren Hookway 8+2, Thomas Croal 6, Charlie-Jane Herbert 8+3, Sam Riddle 11+1, Robert Croal 9+1, Owen Tidball – DNR.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

14:20

Feniton ended Honiton Town’s 11-match winning run in the Macron League Premier Division when they drew 1-1 with the table toppers at their Mountbatten Park home.

Read more
14:01

The Sidmouth leg of the seniors winter league held between Sidmouth, Lyme Regis and Axe Cliff Golf Clubs was held on an icy cold December day with freezing fog threatening to stop this second leg of teams of eight players from each of the three clubs, writes Chris Grubb.

Read more
13:34

Millwey Rise went down by the odd goal in three when they visited Beer Reserves for their latest Macron League Division Five game, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
13:33

Honiton ladies had success in their first round of the national triples knockout Vivienne competition last week, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
12:22

Honiton Cricket Club is celebrating the award of a large grant towards their new net facility at their Mountbatten Park home.

Read more
12:20

Offwell Rangers returned to action three weeks after a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Hemyock and will be disappointed not to have beaten Exwick Villa, having to settle for a point after a contest in which they had led 2-0.

Read more
Fri, 09:56

Ottery St Mary completed the first half of their Macron League Division Four season with a 2-1 home success over Countess Wear.

Read more
Fri, 09:56

Sidmouth Town Reserves suffered an embarrassing defeat on a hugely disappointing day at Silver Street, Willand, where they lost a Macron League Division One meeting 4-2.

Read more
Thu, 13:04

Honiton Running Club had a good turnout for the Bicton Blister and Bicton Lite races organised by Exmouth Harriers last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Thu, 13:03

Beer Albion fought hard to secure a precious league point in a 2-2 draw with Clyst Valley, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications