Monarch’s Fine Run Continues

Birmingham’s 100% Midland League record is intact after victory over an understrength East Park side on Sunday.

A couple of early maximums in heats 3 and 4, Johnson and Paul Timms the race winners, gave the Monarchs a ten point cushion.

10 points was still the difference at the interval , a couple of swapped 7-3’s in heats 7 & 8 – the latter providing excellent team riding by the visitors to deny Chris Timms a way through.

It was however to be the last heat advantage for the visitors as the home side asserted their dominance in the 2nd half.

A Birmingham maximum to start the 2nd half was followed by 4 more before the chequered flag for the last race of the match.

Only captain Scott Millward had an unbeaten day but had solid support throughout the team with 6 other team members taking at least 2 victories on the day.

MIDLAND LEAGUE DIVISION 1

BIRMINGHAM MONARCHS 105 – Mark Winwood 18, Scott Millward 17+3, Chris Timms 17+1, Ricki Johnson 15+1, Nathan Groves 15+1, Paul Timms 10, Steve Hodgkinson 10, Emily Pitt 3 v EAST PARK 74.

East Park took revenge in the 2nd Division fixture despite giving away 24 penalty points. Only Jake Steel took victory on the day ending up as top scorer.

MIDLAND LEAGUE DIVISION 2

BIRMINGHAM MONARCHS 58 – Jake Steel 12, Connor Steel 11, Phil Widdas 9+1, Billy Winwood 9+1, Marc Phipps 8+2, Emily Pitt 7+3, Ryan Winwood 7 V EAST PARK 63

Monarchs juniors kept their unbeaten run going, Connor Steel top scoring.

JUNIOR LEAGUE

BIRMINGHAM MONARCHS 46 – Connor Steel 11, Marc Phipps 10+4, William Arkinstall 10+1, Ryan Winwood 9, Dylan Hawtin 6+2 V EAST PARK 31.

Saturday saw a hugely disappointing rider turn out for the 2nd round of the M6 Trophy. The seniors was won by Scott Millward with Mark Winwood 2nd, Nathan Groves 3rd and Steve Hodgkinson 4th.

The juniors was won by Ryan Winwood with William Arkinstall 2nd and Marc Phipps 3rd.

A Birmingham elite select side travel to reigning EL champions Wednesfield this Sunday for an EL exhibition fixture .

The Monarchs are to have a presence at the ‘Community Games’ in Sutton this weekend, a stall and temporary track for anyone to come and have a go is expected if space permits.

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