STOKE 41 BRUMMIES 49

Saturday June 27, 2015
BIRMINGHAM pulled seven-points clear at the top of the National League after a 49-41 win at Stoke.

The Surestop Brummies maintained their 100 per cent National League start after fighting back from a six-point, mid-meeting deficit.

Skipper Tom Perry was thrilled with the result. He said: "That was another impressive performance from the boys again and we're so happy to get another win.

"We got off to a fairly slow start, but we came strong in the second part of the meeting once again and pulled off another great win.

"The whole team battled really well and we're so full of confidence right now.

"Gaining that extra league point in the last race for a second match running could be crucial and now we have to carry this form on at home to Mildenhall on Wednesday."

Wonder kid Zach Wajtknecht only needed four laps to figure the Loomer Road circuit out to then go and reel off four, straight heat-wins, including leading another Heat 15, 5-1 for a second meeting running.

Adam Kirby continued his recent, important form at reserve for the Brummies by bagging paid double-figures once again.

Skipper Perry recovered from two third places to go unbeaten by a Stoke rider in his final three rides while guest Max Clegg picked up two race wins on his way to nine-points.

Sam Chapman and Alex Wilson both chipped in with vital contributions and their efforts probably deserved even more points than they secured.

Ben Basford gave it his all and his point picked up in Heat Two proved to be significant in the Brummies securing all four National League points.

STOKE 41: Jon Armstrong 11, Shaun Tedham 9+3, Ryan Terry-Daley 6, Lee Payne 6, Chris Widman 5+1, Danny Phillips 3, Paul Burnett 1+1

BIRMINGHAM 49: Zach Wajtknecht 13+1, Adam Kirby 11+2, Tom Perry 9+2, Max Clegg 9, Sam Chapman 5, Alex Wilson 1+1, Ben Basford 1.

Picture: KEVIN OLIVER

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