Wednesday July 27, 2016
BIRMINGHAM stormed to three more National League points with a 59-31 win over Mildenhall at Perry Barr.

In a meeting where the result far from reflected the close action on track, the Surestop Brummies made their home dominance count as they extended their lead at the top of the table.

Team manager Graham Drury was full of praise for both sides and believes the crowd were treated to an entertaining night of racing.

Said Drury: "When people see the scoreline, they may think it was another walkover for us - but they couldn't be more wrong.

"While there were races we were confident of gaining heat advantages from, full credit to Mildenhall who made us work hard for our points.

"They were jumping out the starts and it took a lot of determination, skill and courage from our riders to get past theirs and there were some great battles on track.

"There's no doubt that the early withdrawal of one of their top, in-form riders (Connor Mountain) knocked the stuffing out of Mildenhall but we dealt with the task in hand and it was another good performance.

"While I was more than pleased with everyone in the team, I have to applaud Tom Bacon in particular on another brilliant night at the office."

Bacon was voted the Ductair Electrics Ltd Rider of the Night after another sensational showing from the No.2 berth.

He dropped just one point against his former club and pulled off an intelligent first bend manoeuvre to seal his first ever heat 15 victory as he continued his sizzling streak of form.

Jack Smith reached double figures for the sixth successive home meeting and thankfully walked away unscathed from a nasty looking crash in heat 14.

Darryl Ritchings also escaped injury in the same incident as he, Danyon Hume and Tom Perry all chipped in with solid contributions from the main engine room of the team.

Bonus point King Jack Parkinson-Blackburn bagged six paid nine on another impressive night for the teenager despite feeling under the weather.

50-year-old guest Tony Atkin also pulled off a series of fine rides as he battled hard for his points at No.1.

The Brummies head to Rye House on Sunday and will be looking for another win at Hoddesdon after already securing a 52-37 Knockout Cup victory there earlier in the season.

BIRMINGHAM 59: Tom Bacon 14, Jack Smith 10+2, Danyon Hume 8+1, Darryl Ritchings 8, Tom Perry 7+2, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 6+3, Tony Atkin 6+2.

MILDENHALL 31: Dan Halsey 11, Connor Coles 10+1, Jon Armstrong 4, Alfie Bowtell 3, Luke Ruddick 2, Chris Widman 1, Connor Mountain 0.

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