Hubble bubbles but London lose
South East Division ONE Ipswich 103 East London 74 AN under-strength East London were beaten by Ipswich at the weekend. They did have former British champion Dennis Hubble back in the side after a five-year lay-off, and he started well with Kevin Smith, a
South East Division ONE
East London 74
AN under-strength East London were beaten by Ipswich at the weekend.
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They did have former British champion Dennis Hubble back in the side after a five-year lay-off, and he started well with Kevin Smith, as they took a 5-5.
In heat two, Ipswich gained their first 7-3, and although Steve Jarvis gated to the front in the next heat, he was knocked back to second, with Lee Ridgwell third in a 5-5.
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Ipswich gained another 7-3, followed by a 6-4 to ram home their advantage.
East London had to wait to heat nine before they won a race with a fine victory for Les Stevens bringing the interval score to 52-37 to the hosts.
Ipswich kept up the pressure in the second half with further 7-3's and 6-4's.
Jarvis won heat 14 and Stevens won heat 17, but East London had no answer for the power of Ipswich, finally losing by 29 points.
East London: Hubble 14, Stevens 14, Jarvis 12+1, Ridgwell, Smith, Harvie, G Hughes, D Hughes.
East London 82.5
EAST LONDON started 30 points down due to the inclusion of two of their Division One riders, and they couldn't overturn that deficit.
Dennis Hubble won heat one, followed by Les Stevens and George Hughes taking a 7-3.
Five drawn heats followed, but East London held a slender advantage, but although they won the match by five points, they lost out overall.
East London: Stevens, Hubble, Ridgwell, G Hughes, Harvie, Smith, D Hughes.