Third for East

EAST LONDON Cycle Speedway produced a fine performance in the Vets team championship at Great Blakenham, as they finished in third place. The five-man squad of Dennis Hubble, Les Stevens, George Hughes, Kevin Smith and Steve Harvie all performed well, sco

EAST LONDON Cycle Speedway produced a fine performance in the Vets team championship at Great Blakenham, as they finished in third place.

The five-man squad of Dennis Hubble, Les Stevens, George Hughes, Kevin Smith and Steve Harvie all performed well, scoring 49 points in the semi-final.

This was despite Hughes being excluded by referee Steve Copping, in a case of wrong identity to lead Horspath by a single point, while they were five ahead of favourites Sandwell, hosts Blakenham and Ipswich.

Norwich won the harder first semi-final from Filton, who just pipped Poole, and holders Wednesfield.

The final turned into a straight duel between the Bristol side and Norwich, but Hubble's good scores and placings from Stevens, with support from the other three, saw them comfortably overcame Horspath again to finish in third place.