Heathens pushed all the way by Buxton Hitmen

Jason Garrity, guesting for his old club Buxton Hitmen, and Dean Felton lead Dudley Heathens' Tom Perry. Photo: �2011 Ian Charles
Jason Garrity, guesting for his old club Buxton Hitmen, and Dean Felton lead Dudley Heathens' Tom Perry. Photo: �2011 Ian Charles

BUXTON Hitmen’s search for their first National League win of the season continues after a narrow defeat to fierce rivals Dudley Heathens at Hi-Edge on Sunday.

Despite an 18-point haul by Buxton captain Adam Allott, the Hitmen lost 47-44 but pushed the Heathens all the way.

After the meeting, Allott said: “It’s been hard here today as Dudley are one of the best teams in the league and to get the score we got was a good achievement, especially with not having Rob (Branford).

“It was pretty much a brand new team this year apart from myself and Rob so it’s taken us a while to get to know each other, but we have started to get on now and we are working out where we all ride on the track and everything and so we have just started to go good again.”

Buxton are next in home action on Sunday June 19 against Belle Vue Colts.

For the full story, see Thursday’s Buxton Advertiser.

Buxton Hitmen 44: Adam Allott 18, Luke Priest 9+1, Jason Garrity 8+1, Dean Felton 4+1, Paul Burnett 3+1, Ryan Blacklock 2, Robert Branford R/R.

Dudley Heathens 47: Jon Armstrong 15+1, Ashley Morris 10, Richard Franklin 7+1, Tom Perry 6+2, Darryl Ritchings 5, Danny Stoneman 4+1, Kyle Newman R/R.