Tuesday April 12, 2016
CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger praised every member of his side after seeing them work hard for a 53-36 Travel Plus National League win over Rye House at Monmore.

The Motor Market side went into the meeting without the unavailable Jack Kingston and alarm bells were ringing early on when James Purchase was brought down in two separate incidents and was close to pulling out.

But Purchase rode through the pain barrier and with the big guns all in the points, Pottinger’s men pulled clear to make it two wins from two so far in front of another bumper crowd.

He said: “It’s a great credit to all the lads, this result. From the top three down to Brad Andrews, everyone played their part.

“I’m really pleased with the effort, the team spirit is brilliant, everyone seems to be getting along great and we’re looking forward to getting Jack Kingston back.

“Credit too to the track staff yet again, the track had to be pumped on the morning and yet we saw some breathtaking moves from the lads. There’s a long way to go this season, but we are pleased so far.

“James was taken down twice but he bounced back and put a great shift in for the team. Everyone deserves great credit and thanks to our fans who turned out in force again.”

Ashley Morris was unbeaten going into the last race but his hopes of a maximum were ended by Ben Morley, who managed to split the Heathens duo with skipper Max Clegg this time up-front.

Heathens now head to local rivals Birmingham for their next league fixture next Wednesday, before hosting King’s Lynn at Monmore on April 25.

CRADLEY 53: Luke Chessell 13, Ashley Morris 13, Max Clegg 12, Ben Basford 9+1, James Purchase 5+2, Bradley Andrews 1, Jack Kingston r/r.

RYE HOUSE 36: Ben Morley 12, Luke Priest 8, Ben Hopwood 7, Connor Locke 4+1, Harvie Banks 3+1, Sam Woods 2, Kenny Bowdery 0.


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