East London 93 - 115 Ipswich Eagles (with penalty points added)
With three Ipswich riders going unbeaten, East London were again on the receiving end of a heavy defeat. The defending league champions were notably quicker from the start and tended to have extra pace to come from the back when required. Nick Gunkel, and the two Steves - Woodroof and Myhill - took points in some of their rides but luck wasn't on the home team's side. When an Ipswich rider fell while leading, Gunkel's promotion to the head of the race lasted just a few yards before he went down in an untidy heap. Having said that, East London continue to battle away every week and win the admiration of their opponents if not the points.
Woodroof 16, Myhill 14, Gunkel 13, Dave Hughes 7 (+1), Kevin Burt 7, Adam Burt 6.
East London 84 - 118 Ipswich Eagles (with penalty points added)
As in previous weeks, the division two match provided much closer racing. While East London's top four scored what was expected of them, it was Adam and Kevin Burt who worked hardest to get amongst the points. Adam's score would have been higher had he not had a nasty coming-together with the fence, but the biggest cheer was reserved for Kevin as he combined with Gunkel for a 7-3 heat win. With too many penalty points to pull back, the Londoners were never in with a chance of winning the match, but the fixture served up some great racing.
Gunkel 14 (+2), Woodroof 13 (+2), Myhill 13 (+1), Hughes 12 (+1), K. Burt 10 (+2), A. Burt 10 (+1).
Next home fixture (2pm start)
Sunday 11 May - East London v Ipswich Whirlwinds
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