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Weymouth 'Doonan' Wildcats v Cleveland 'Bays'

Conference Shield - 22 September 2006

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1st Leg Score Cleveland 50 - 39 Wildcats

Weymouth Wildcats
1. David Mason  3  3  3  2  2* 2* -   15+2
2. George Piper  1  1  3  1* -  -  -   6+1
3. Danny Warwick r/r
4. Jordan Frampton  2  2* 3  2  3  -  -   12+1
5. Chris Johnson  3  3  2* 3  3  3  -   17+1
6. Adam Filmer  X  1* 0  2* 2* -  -   5+3
7. Terry Day 3  R  X  R  -  -  -   3

Cleveland Bays
1. Paul Burnett  2  1  1^ 0  -  -  -   4
2. Rob Smith  R  R  2  -  -  -  -   2
3. Daniel Giffard  3  4^ 3  3  -  -  -   13
4. Joe Reynolds  0  1* R  -  -  -  -   1+1
5. Steve Jones  2  2  1  1  1† -  -   7
6. Greg Blair  R  0  R  X  1  -  -   2
7. Martin Emerson  2  1* 1* 0  F  0  -   4+2

Referee: Dave Robinson

Heat Details
1. Mason, Burnett, Piper, Smith (ret), 57.5  (4-2)
2. (re-run) Day, Emerson, Blair (ret), Filmer (f.exc), 58.9  (7-4)
3. Giffard, Frampton, Filmer, Reynolds, 56.8  (10-7)
4. Johnson, Jones, Emerson, Day (ret), 56.8  (13-10)
5. Mason, Frampton, Burnett, Smith (ret), 57.2  (18-11)
6. Mason, Jones, Piper, Blair, 58.1  (22-13)
7. Johnson, Giffard^, Reynolds, Filmer, 57.3  (25-18)
8. (re-run) Piper, Smith, Emerson, Day (f.exc), 58.9  (28-21)
9. (re-run) Frampton, Johnson, Jones, Blair (ret), 57.3  (33-22)
10. Giffard, Mason, Piper, Reynolds (ret), 57.2  (36-25)
11. Johnson, Filmer, Burnett^, Emerson, 57.1  (41-26)
12. (awarded) Giffard, Frampton, Blair (f.exc), Day (ret), no time  (43-29)
13. Johnson, Mason, Jones, Burnett, 57.0  (48-30)
14. Frampton, Filmer, Reynolds†, Emerson, 57.7  (53-31)
15. Johnson, Mason, Blair, Emerson, 57.5  (58-32)

Aggregate Score 97-82 Wildcats take bonus point

The Cleveland Bays first visit to the Wessex Stadium marked the return of ex-Wildcat Dan Giffard, who had scored a maximum in the first leg against a Wildcats team weakened by rider unavailability and injuries. However, Wildcats manager Phil Bartlett was confident that following the defeat at Cleveland the hosts, could turn things around.

Piling in a resounding 58-32 victory, that included six 5-1 maximums for Weymouth but only two heat advantages for Cleveland, the Wildcats easily managed to overhaul the eleven point deficit to take the bonus point.

Chris Johnson scored a paid maximum from his six rides, picking up the ‘Rider of The Night’ award. Dan Giffard was the only opposing rider to trouble captain, David Mason and Jordan Frampton, in an evening that saw all the home riders scoring well except for the unlucky Terry Day. After three re-starts the Wildcat’s reserve won heat two by a mile but went on to suffer two retirements and an exclusion.

By heat six Cleveland were up against it, Giffard emerged from the pit bearing the black and white helmet colours in an attempt to claw back some points. For the first lap he looked like he might trouble Johnson but it was the race for third where all the action was Filmer was being pushed hard by Reynolds, who passed him on the last lap only for Filmer to nearly get it back in a very close dash for the line.

The re-run of heat eight saw the improving George Piper take his first heat win at the Wessex. Heat ten and Giffard was back to claim the win, with the aggregate score all square the Bays attempted their second tactical ride of the night but Burnett could only manage third behind the Wildcats. Giffard took the win again in the twelfth but the bonus point was slipping away from the visitors. Jones took a tactical substitute ride off fifteen meters in heat fourteen and nearly managed second on the line. Four Wildcat maximums in six heats and the bonus had gone to the hosts, but just to emphasise the point Mason and Johnson completed the evening with yet another home team maximum.

Pictures From The Meeting Can Be Found Here

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