SE2, SE Youth: SE2 30-month unbeaten run finally ends

South – East Div 2 .

Kesgrave 80 .
Gary Brown 22 , Danny Zagni 19 , Peter Ingram 11 , Paul Brinkhoff 8 ,
Patrick Kruger 6 , Lewis Davies 5 , Graham Wright 5 , Phil Repman 3 .

Ipswich  79 .
Ashley Hill 20 , Richard Fellgett 16 , Jordan Stant 12 , Daniel Knights 11 ,
Matthew Hill 10 , Lauren Jacobs 5 , Barry Copping 5 .

Ipswich made the short journey to Kesgrave to finish their SE2 season looking to preserve their unbeaten record. With the league title already in the bag and Kesgrave having already secured second spot this was the clash of the top two and both set of riders didn’t disappoint with sixteen action packed heats with every point being contested to the end .

First blood went to the hosts team when Daniel Knights was unlucky to slip coming out of bend four and was unable to finish allowing Kesgrave to take the heat 6-3 .Heats two and three were shared heat four saw Kesgrave pairing Brown and Zagni score a 7-3 to move them seven points clear, five and six were again shared ,heat seven saw Kesgrave secure a 6-4 advantaged to move nine points clear, Ipswich finally responded in heat eight through Ashley Hill and Richard Fellgett 7-3 to the Ipswich club to go into the break five points down .

Some tough talking at half time saw the champions come out fighting ,but were to suffer an unlucky set back in the very first heat after the break ,with the Ipswich pairing sitting a comfortable 6-4 ,firstly Pete Ingram managed to pass young Matt Hill then with Jordan Stant in control at the front holding off the attentions of Zagni he was to slip on the final bend allowing Zagni and Ingram to record an unlikely 7-3 to move Kesgrave back into a nine point lead . But this young side are not champion for nothing and responded by taking the next three heats 7-3 6-4 ,6-4 to close to lead to just one point ,heats thirteen and fourteen were shared ,heat fifteen saw Kesgrave’s pairing show all their experience in securing a valuable 6-4 to moved the home side three points ahead with one heat to go ,thou Ipswich pairing of Hill and Fellgett managed to win 6-4 it wasn’t enough to clinch a dramatic win Kesgrave’s Gary Brown held off the attentions of Fellgett to give Kesgrave a well deserved win and lower the Ipswich flag for the first time since June 2009 when they were the last team to beat Ipswich ,but Ipswich can be proud of themselves for another fantastic season and another league title .

South – East Youth League

Kesgrave  72 .
Harry Swallow 20 , Patrick Kruger 14 , Lewis Davies 11 , Matt Gifkins 10 ,
Leon Armes 9 , Matthew Oakley 8 .

Ipswich  87 .
Richard Fellgett 23 , Matthew Hill 18 , Daniel Knights 17 , Ben Harvey 10 ,
Fraser Harris 10 , Alex Harvey 9 .

SE Youth champions finish their season with another comforable win at Kesgrave ,and in doing so continue their impressive run to seventeen straight victories a run that now goes back to April 2009 and in fairnes they never looked in trouble .

Another solid all round performance lead by stand in captain Fellgett and well supported by team mates Knights and Hill and with their lower order riders also chipping in with solid displays. Fraser Harris who continues to improve with every meeting, a true team player who rides to instructions. The Harvey’s brothers Ben and Alex can be pleased with their efforts today. The future looks well for the Ipswich club at this level with the likes of Chaplin ,Warner, Gilbert-Rolfe but to name a few all knocking on the door itching to get a piece of the action .