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Heathens 65 Buxton 28 (Heathens win 119-64 on aggregate)
10:22pm Tuesday 8th May 2012 in Sport
TOM Perry scored a five ride maximum as Heathens breezed into the National League Knockout Cup semi-finals.
Skipper Adam Roynon and Dan Greenwood also scored maximums to complete a two-legged demolition of sorry Buxton.
The hosts racked up eight 5-1s and won all but one heat, with Robert Branford the only man victorious for the visitors.
Heathens had gone into the night carrying a formidable 18 point advantage from Sunday’s first leg and Roynon gave an indication of things to come in the very first heat, blasting round the track in 56.76 seconds to set a new National League record at Monmore.
He and Perry were so dominant they perhaps should have had weights attached to the back of their bikes to give the opposition a chance.
Branford and Adam McKinna looked like the only Buxton men capable of giving the hosts a run for their money, with the latter involved in the evening’s highlight as he duelled with Perry in heat nine.
McKinna had squeezed out his opponent as the riders exited the first bend on lap one, only for Perry to execute a breathtaking manoeuvre coming into the home straight as he took the tightest of angles through the corner to re-take the lead.
Ashley Morris also got in on the act for the hosts as he twice got the better of Branford in heats 13 and 15 thanks to some excellent cornering. Number seven Greenwood in turn was superb and barely put a wheel wrong all night.
The same could not be said of his opposite number Ryan Blacklock. After coming off his bike in embarrassing fashion during the warm-up, he failed to finish three of his five heats on a night to forget for him and this team.
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