For the new season we have kept from this season Carsten, Davie, Boris and Pat. We have recalled Darren from a loan also to bolstered the side we knew we have to make home meetings count to maintain our league status. We have signed on loan our number 1 for the assault on the UL, Richie Sampson from Whiby and he is Welsh to add to the signing success of getting him. Final peice of the jigsaw is 17 years old Hungarian Lasio Bekker.
With us also having a JJ side which needs work Allan (coach) and myself have brought back Gems legend and Sim legend Carl Hooper as joint Coach.
Gems started back in the UL with a home meeting. The crowd was a bit disappointing but the rain and high winds were not the best. The Gems hit the ground running with a good win and all the riders starting well and contributing to the team win scoring 57 points. Boris who just over a season ago was with Estuary in the EL was the star man and was unbeaten by a visiting rider.
The Gems pulled a great win away from home at Wolston and had to do it without Boris who had a nasty fall in his first outing and will miss the next 3 weeks. Carsten and Pat had great meeting and was well supported by Davie. Richie started the meeting well only tailing of towards the end of the meeting.
It was a really solid team performance well managed by Allan and Carl our coaches.
Week 3 at home to Necrons, we were missing the star of week one Boris Kravchuk who is out for 3 weeks we had to use RR as Boris current average isn't in the top 2. We went into heat 15 2 points ahead only needing a 3-3 to gain the win Pat managed second place to get the draw. Carsten tried his best to get third. Richie didn't get going till his third ride. Darren had a nightmare 3 last places. Pat and Davie both carried the fight supported by Carsten.
Week 5 and still using RR for Boris 1. Richie Sampson............ 0 3 0 2 - - 5
2. Darren Moore.............. 1 2 2* 3 3 1 12+1
3. Boris Kravchuk............ Rider replacement
4. Pat Watkiss............... 3 1* 1 2 2 R 9+1
5. Carsten Ostenstad......... 3 3 3 0 - - 9
6. Davie Langfield........... 3 0 3 2* 0 - 8+1
7. Laszlo Bekker............. 2* 0 1 1 1* - 5+2
We bounce back and win 48 - 42 it was a team performance by all 6 with Darren Moore shining with 12 + 1 riding at 2. Walls must have ears as the saying goes as JC and coaches Edwards & Hooper were discussing the then poor form of Moore in the last three meetings and were looking at training formats to get him back on track and he then get starman award.
Good for Gems supporters Boris is back for the next meeting and hopefully he will still be in the rich vein of form before the injury.
Week 6 away to Canvey Island and a second away win, Pat and Richie leading the charge.
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1. Richie Sampson............ 3 2 3 2 X - 10
2. Darren Moore.............. 0 1* 3 2* - - 6+2
3. Boris Kravchuk............ 2 1* 3 0 - - 6+1
4. Pat Watkiss............... 1* 2 2* 3 3 - 11+2
5. Carsten Ostenstad......... 2 1* 2* 0 - - 5+2
6. Davie Langfield........... 0 2 3 1 2* - 8+1
7. Laszlo Bekker............. 1 0 1 - - - 2
Boris was back also scoring 6+1 give a couple weeks to regain full fitness and he will be back to his best. Davie did well at reserve getting 8+1from 5 rides. It was a great team performance from all the lads plus coaches Allan and Carl.
Week off as the GSA come in with Pat jumping to number 1 pleasing set of averages with Davie and Darren swooping position. Richie will ride at 3 and Davie at 4 giving the middle order over to the young stars Boris will move to ride at 2 forming a powerful 1 & 2.
JC has also getting stadium upgrades with NSSPA approval adding 250 extra seats and toilets upgrade.
Our JJ riders are having a tough time following all the success of last season they still have to record there first win of this compaign coach Edwards has been working hard to get the boys back on track and the club has ordered extra training for a couple. Carl Price continues to shine as our number 1
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