This weekend saw the third round of ORCHID Eurovets at East Newport. Fifteen riders took part on a track a lot better than down the road at Cardiff, including Monarchs riders Steve Hodgkinson and Paul Timms.
Timms went into the meeting as joint leader of the series with Coventry’s Joe McLaughlin as Hodgkinson has been improving with every round. In the over 40’s event Paul made the B Final and finished second and then in the over 50’s meeting Paul Timms made the A Final and just missed out on the top spot.
Steve Hodgkinson won the B Final ahead of Rothwell, Mackie and Mick Aris. Going into round four at Sheffield Paul Timms leads the series just ahead of Joe McLaughlin.
Hethersett travelled to Eaton Park as they faced Norwich in the South East League. The Hawks had two Monarch riders in their ranks, Ollie Riley and Josh Herring and they both finished with 15pts as the Hawks won 98-79.
Chris Parish was in action for Bury as the Comets narrowly lost 84-92 to Stockport at Goshen Sports Centre. Chris finished with 17 points and second best scorer for the Lancashire side as the visitors consolidate top spot.