Hitmen continue southern tour with Plymouth test


Buxton continue their southern tour with a trip to Plymouth to face the Plymouth Devils in Travel Plus National League action at the St. Boniface Arena on Friday night, 7.15pm.

The Devils are currently in a good run of form having beaten Birmingham 50-40 at Perry Barr in the league on Wednesday night and are led into action by new signing Ellis Perks who has replaced the injured Adam Roynon.

Perks is backed up by Alfie Bowtell who has been in a rich vein of form recently and Henry Atkins along with Richard Andrews while the Devils use rider replacement for the injured Bradley Andrews.

At reserve the Devils have Macauley Leek and Ryan Terry-Daley completing their septet.

Buxton make one change to the team from Thursday’s defeat at the Isle of Wight with Sam Woolley coming in for Kieran Douglas.

Hitmen team manager Joshua Moss said: “It’s going to be very difficult against a team that are on a roll currently and have been boosted by their win over Birmingham on Wednesday, but their track is small and tight and very similar to ours at Hi-Edge and hopefully we can come away from something from the meeting.”

PLYMOUTH: Ellis Perks, Bradley Andrews R/R/, Henry Atkins (Captain), Richard Andrews, Alfie Bowtell, Macauley Leek, Ryan Terry-Daley.

BUXTON: Ben Wilson, Lewis Whitmore, Connor Coles, Tom Woolley (Captain), James Cockle R/R, Sam Woolley, Corban Pavitt.