BRUMMIES v BUXTON, PREVIEW

Tuesday June 12, 2018
BIRMINGHAM sensation Leon Flint hopes to continue his flying form when Buxton visit Perry Barr on Wednesday in the National Trophy (7.30).

The British youngster has now contributed eight double figure scores on the spin as he continues to set the National League alight in his first full season.

Yet despite scoring a personal best of 16+1 in last week's win over Eastbourne, the 15-year-old has revealed how he left the Midlands feeling slightly dissatisfied with his performance.

Said Flint: "You look at my score, only dropping one point, and you'd think I'd be ecstatic.

"But I just didn't feel right on the bike all night to be honest.

"I didn't feel comfortable and it may sound stupid but I didn't feel as confident as I have been in other meetings.

"But maybe that just shows how well I have been doing in the first couple of months and I always have high expectations of myself.

"I want to feel completely satisfied not just with my score, but with how I've actually ridden as well.

"That's not me being cocky or anything like that because people who know me will know my feet are still well and truly firmly on the ground.

"But it's something for me to work on for the next one but I guess it was another important score for the team and it helped us get another win which is the main thing."

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies know they need to maintain their unbeaten record against an understrength Buxton side to keep the pressure on local rivals Cradley at the top of the Northern Group.

Recent recruit James Shanes makes his Birmingham debut with Callum Walker, Layne Cupitt and Arran Butcher also targeting morale boosting performances.

In-form skipper Tom Bacon will be available for autographs and pictures between 6.30 and 6.50 in the lower main grandstand.

Junior supporters will also have the chance to meet their heroes on the centre green during the interval with a special tug of war competition against the Birmingham riders.

The main event will be followed by Midland Development League action between Milton Keynes and Belle Vue.

Admission is £13 adults, £12 concessions, £3 juniors (12-16) while kids 11 and under go FREE.

BIRMINGHAM: Tom Bacon, Layne Cupitt, James Shanes, Callum Walker, Danyon Hume, Arran Butcher, Leon Flint.

BUXTON: Ben Wilson, Lewis Whitmore, Ryan Terry-Daley, Tom Woolley, Connor Coles R/R, Kieran Douglas, Sam Woolley.

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