11th Apr, 2021

Brummies slip up at Eastbourne but Drury remains proud of his team

SPEEDWAY: A DETERMINED effort from Birmingham Brummies on the south coast ended in no reward as they slipped to a 50-39 loss against Eastbourne.

The Brummies came close to earning a consolation point but eventually left the tricky Arlington circuit empty handed.

On a notoriously tricky circuit, powerhouse trio Jack Parkinson-Blackburn, Liam Carr and Tom Bacon all bagged double figures.

But they simply didn’t receive enough support from the lower order.

Brummies boss Graham Drury said he was proud of his side’s efforts despite the end result.

He said: “We went to Eastbourne believing we could get something, but unfortunately we didn’t quite have enough.

“We matched them heat-leader for heat-leader, but they just had a bit too much strength in their lower order which made the difference in the end.

“We couldn’t question the effort from any of the team, everyone gave it their all, but everyone knows Arlington is something of a fortress and we saw that this evening.”

The Brummies are back in action on Friday night when they take on Plymouth before hosting Mildenhall on Wednesday, August 16.

Picture: Manjit Narotra

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