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Hawks in fine battle

PUBLISHED: 11:06 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 14:35 14 July 2010

Hethersett Hawks welcomed Great Blakenham to Hethersett in the South East Youth League and the Norfolk and Suffolk League. The youth match was an extremely close affair.

Hethersett Hawks welcomed Great Blakenham to Hethersett in the South East Youth League and the Norfolk and Suffolk League. The youth match was an extremely close affair.

Hethersett took an early lead with 7-3 wins in heats three (H Hamill and S Grimes) and six (D Chambers and D Woods). But Blakenham never gave up and finally won by the slender margin of two points. Ben Collins top scored for Hethersett with an impressive 19 points.

Result: Hethersett 79, Great Blakenham 81. Hethersett scorers: B Collins 19, D Chambers 15+3, D Woods 14, S Grimes 14, H Hamill 10+4, A Johnson 4, C Grimes 3.

Next up was the senior side for the Norfolk and Suffolk League match. The Hawks pulled themselves together after the disappointment of the first match and gave a great display of well-controlled team riding. Although only two points up at the half-way mark against their much-fancied rivals, Hawks ran out winners by a comfortable seven points.

All riders scored well, with Dave Martin achieving top points on 16. Lawrie Bedson (13 points) was also impressive form, though a gate exclusion kept his overall score down.

Result: Hethersett 92, Great Blakenham 85. Hethersett scorers: D Martin 16+2, D Adams 14+1, B Collins 13+3, L Bedson 13+1, J Abbott 12+1, D Chambers 12+1, P Adams10+2, H Hamill 2.

On Sunday, the Hawks welcomed Norwich in a South East League Division One clash. Norwich fielded a very experienced and strong Premier League team that was too powerful for the young Hethersett side. The youngsters from Hethersett never gave up the fight and even recorded four 7-3 heat wins. Jazz Abbott produced a spirited fighting display, with David Adams also winning two heats to return a 15-point score.

Result: Hethersett 79, Norwich 99. Hethersett scorers: D Adams 15, B Collins 14+3, J Abbott 12, P Adams 12. D Chambers 8+1 D Martin 8+1 H.Hamill 6+1 D Woods 4).

In the South East Youth League match the Hawks got back to winning ways. Philip Adams was outstanding with a 20-point maximum. He was ably supported by good performances from Dan Chambers and Ben Collins.

Result: Hethersett 88 Norwich 72. Hethersett scorers: P Adams 20, D Chambers 17+2, B Collins 16, H Hamill 13+1, S Grimes 8+1, D Woods 7, C Grimes 5, C Martin 2.

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