SPEEDWAY: BRUMMIES boss Graham Drury admits his side will benefit from Friday night’s away defeat to Lakeside.
The Brummies registered just two heat advantages all night and struggled to cope with the dominance of the home side’s top pairing in Paul Hurry and Ben Morley.
Teenager Jack Parkinson-Blackburn top scored for the Brummies with 9+1 while Layne Cupitt, David Mason, and Liam Carr added seven points.
Tom Bacon could only manage 6+1 on the tight Purfleet circuit while Taylor Hampshire added one with Lewis Whitmore failing to score.
Drury said Lakeside’s tight and technical track presented his riders with a new challenge.
He added: “Five of our lads had never even seen the place before tonight and with the rain coming down how it did, that didn’t make things any easier for them.
“But they’ll have learnt a lot and the next time they have to come here, they’ll cope a lot better I’m sure.
“I’d like to give a special mention to Layne Cupitt – he adapted really well and produced another solid performance.
“He’s a relatively inexperienced speedway rider but he’s really showing his capabilities with us this season.
“There’s no disgrace in coming to Lakeside and leaving empty handed, but now we have to make sure we get back to winning ways.”