A BATTLING display by Coventry Storm was not enough as they fell to an unlucky 38-52 defeat at Cradley in the National League.
The Storm improved greatly on their heavy defeat at Kent last week and but for a couple of moments of misfortune, they could have taken a National League point from the meeting.
They did struggle to provide race wins as a top-heavy Heathens side dominated in that department with Max Clegg and Ashley Morris both scoring maximums – but a hard-working display throughout kept them in contention.
With Liam Carr still on the sidelines, the rider-replacement facility was more successful for the Storm in the No.3 position with eight points – whilst the four Cradley gained from Jack Kingston’s rides out-scored any of his totals so far this season.
“I’m proud of the boys,” said Storm boss Laurence Rogers. “They battled hard and the result doesn’t justify their efforts, being without Liam and Jamie (Halder).
“It was a good team performance with a great spirit amongst them. Everyone chipped in with what they needed to do, and we have to take that on to Mildenhall on Sunday now.”