Monday September 18, 2017
BIRMINGHAM ace Tom Bacon was frustrated to just fall short as they were beaten 49-41 at Kent in their Revenge Challenge.

The Surestop Brummies were level after 10 races before the Kings edged clear to secure victory in a tight clash.

Bacon impressed for the visitors with 14+1 points whilst Taylor Hampshire top scored with a tremendous 15+2 at reserve.

But they lacked support after Liam Carr withdrew after a spectacular crash in heat nine on a night when the Brummies were already without No.1 Jack Parkinson-Blackburn.

Bacon believes they showed plenty of encouraging signs with a battling display – but he felt their lack of strength in depth cost them on the night.

Said Bacon: “It was good to get another meeting, and we did well but just didn’t quite have enough in the end.

“A couple of us had really good meetings and everyone put in 100% effort as we have done all season, but the tail was just a bit long in the end.

“Kent are a good side, especially at home, so it wasn’t a bad effort and it was an enjoyable night.”

KENT 49: Ben Hopwood 12+1, Jack Thomas 12, Luke Bowen 10+1, George Hunter 6, Dan Greenwood 4+2, Anders Rowe 3+2, James Laker 2.
BIRMINGHAM 41: Taylor Hampshire 15+2, Tom Bacon 14+1, Tom Woolley 5, Liam Carr 5, Layne Cupitt 2, Alex Spooner 0, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn r/r.

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