We are back the Whales shale shifters get off to a winning start at the Megano against South London oppo's Wandsworth Rams, the Terry Meech led team are always good value.
So in our 51-39 win the Whales score sheet looked like this:
Hooper 10/5, O'Shea 5+1/4, Craven 8/4 (against his ex employers), Muganovic 14+1/5, Osgood 6/4, Day 1+1/4, Sheldrick 7+2/4
Then away we lost 38-52
Racing scores were:
Hooper 13/5, O'Shea 3+1/4, Craven 6/4 (at his old home track), Muganovic 3/4, Osgood 8/5, Day 1/4, Sheldrick 4/4
Carl Hooper the captain, rider coach stated "it takes a lot to please me, but we have some excellent young riders in our midst here and for sure we will be workingin the time available outside of meetings to work on things to ensure they get the best start we can give them, me yes I was happy with my start, but is about this band of young riders not me"
The Whales took the scenic route to Chantry, then on track it looked like the fast lane was out of bounds as a very formidable Crusaders destroyed us, with only Mujanovic looking likely to match them, skipper Hooper was disappointed with his own and his teams efforts, but did say "Chantry look contenders this early in the season".
At the Megano the Whales were 10 points up by heat 8, then in the remaining 7 heats, Chantry raced to 3 x 5-1 and 2 x 4-2, with a 3-3 and a heat 14 5-1 for the Whales with Mujanovic riding home Sheldrick (who ran in 9 pts from 4) for a maximum, but still a 2 point loss 44-46.
Post by estuarywhales on Jun 14, 2019 10:33:12 GMT
Fred Taylor and Carl Hooper s0on got down to business, even though David Day is not a club asset they sent of the youngster for coaching and he returned a magnificent 1.04 pts over the two sessions, brilliant, Fred was soon in touch with David's asset club to advise them of the big hike in his racing average.
AS we close our PS challenges with a win and a loss the bonuses are after almost a season out of the sport Theo Craven worked hard for the team, Hooper leads from the front, whilst Osgood is starting to show some good form, worryingly the form of Majanovc is in question, Day after some extensive coaching didn't show up to well. Sheldrick looks ok at home, whilst O'Shea is warming to the task.
Post by estuarywhales on Jun 28, 2019 18:02:46 GMT
The Whales started the league season with a very good victory over our North East rivals in Whitby Vampires, the ageless Neil Johnston an ex Flyer back in the day held the Vampires together, whilst new talent Tyrone York looks quick topping the charts for our visitors.
The Whales looked a solid 6, despite a double helping of coaching David Day looks well off the pace.
Again another guy who belies his years Carl Hooper led from the front and a very strong team ethic saw him well supported.
A solid team effort fromn the Dons kept the Whales in check, again it was skipper /coach Hooper who topscored, Craven is getting his form back after a season out, but we are not scoring enough at the bottom end of our team.
EW 40 - Hooper 11/6, O'Shea 1/3, Craven 11/6, Osgood 6/4, Mujanovic 7+1/5, Day 2/3 Sheldrick 3+2/3.
All this and we next entertain EL favorites Chantry Crusaders in what is expected to be well supported given the closeness of the clubs.
We have had mixed start to the season wins wins and losses, an extra heat to win through to the KO Cup Semi-Final where we ride against fellow NSSPA's Richmond Cheetahs.
Dan Sheldrick is improving all the time, whilst O'Shea is off the radar this season.
Rider Coach Hooper is still holding his own at 45 an exceptional effort. No sign of him giving it a miss yet and everpresent in Sim Speedway since the concept was created.some record, we know Sheffield have 3 or 4 riders with 10 years loyalty under their belts.