Hitmen heading in the Wright direction after back-to-back wins

Charles Wright leads Buxton's Darren Mallett. Photo: �2013  Ian Charles.
Charles Wright leads Buxton's Darren Mallett. Photo: �2013 Ian Charles.
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Team Captain Charles Wright extended his unbeaten run to 23 rides as Buxton Hitmen recorded back-to-back victories in the National League.

Despite trailing by 13 points by heat ten at Stoke on Saturday, the Hitmen managed to pull together to snatch a narrow 47-46 victory in the final heat.

Sunday saw the team host Kings Lynn Young Stars and, spurred on from the previous night’s win, started the meeting with two successive 4-2s.

Two tactical rides from the visitors made little impact as the Hitmen recorded a 59-31 win.

Team Manager Jack Lee said: “We did really well this weekend, the boys were on fire.

“We’ve got to keep on a roll now. The team is riding full of confidence and so we can only build from that, so hopefully we can keep this going now and move up the league.”

Saturday results

Stoke 46: Kyle Hughes 13, Lee Smart 11+2, Luke Chessell 8+2, Luke Priest 7+2, Shaun Tedham 4, Lee Payne 3+1, Ben Reade r/r.

Buxton 47: Charles Wright 21, Liam Carr 10+2, Matt Williamson 7+1, Ryan Blacklock 4, Adam McKinna 4, Tom Woolley 1, Tony Atkin r/r.

Sunday results

Buxton 59: Charles Wright 15, Adam McKinna 14+2, Liam Carr 12+2, Ryan Blacklock 6, Tom Woolley 6, Matt Williamson 6.

King’s Lynn 31: Darren Mallett 11, Max Clegg 8+1, Shane Hazelden 6, Luke Chessell 5+1, Shane Waldron 1+1, Aaron Mogridge 0, Steve Worrall r/r.