ISLANDERS 48 POTTERS 42 (National League)
By Isle of Wight Speedway | Thursday 24th May 2012
Following on from their brilliant away win at Buxton on Sunday, the Wightlink Islanders made it two league wins in three days by edging out the Stoke Potters
48-42 at Smallbrook on Tuesday in a hard fought encounter. The biggest crowd of the season so far were treated to some top class action as both sides
battled to establish supremacy throughout and there was never more than six points separating the sides from start to finish.
The Wightlink Islanders had to wait right up until heat 9 before they got their noses in front and that race saw skipper Danny Warwick put an uncharacteristic
heat 5 fall behind him to combine with Aaron Baseby to score a maximum 5-1 advantage over the Stoke duo of Ben Reade and Jamie Pickard
That put the scoreline at 29-25 but the home fans had to wait until the penultimate race of the night to clinch victory as Baseby led heat 14 from start to finish
with Islanders No.6 Gary Cottham riding a masterful four laps to ensure that Reade could not find a way past him for the all important second place.
"I could never relax throughout the four laps," said Cottham, "as he was putting me under a lot of pressure but I knew by finishing second I would clinch our
win and our fans needn't have worried, there was no way I was going to let him past me!"
WIGHTLINK ISLANDERS 48 STOKE POTTERS 42 (National League)
ISLANDERS SCORERS: Danny Warwick 10+1, Kyle Hughes 8+2, Aaron Baseby 7+1, Paul Starke 7+1, Gary Cottham 7+1, Ben Hopwood 6+1, Danny
WIGHTLINK ISLANDERS' fans are reminded that there's no home match in the week ahead and in fact no action at all for the Wightlink Islanders until the
King's Lynn Young Stars travel to the island on June 5th. However why not test your brain power by taking part in the latest Quiz Night being held in the
Premier Lounge at the stadium this coming Tuesday (May 29th) getting underway at 7.30pm?
The away match at King's Lynn, originally scheduled for next Wednesday (May 30th) has been postponed to allow the Norfolk club to try and catch up on
their Elite League campaign after several rain offs.
Dates have now been agreed for the KO Cup semi-final clashes against the Dudley Heathens with us travelling to the home of the Heathens at Monmore
Green, Wolverhampton for the first leg on June 12th and staging the return at Smallbrook on July 3rd.