Vatcher salutes guest riders after solidÂ win
JACKIE VATCHER lauded Wightlink Warriors' guest riders after her sideÂ delivered their biggest victory of the season.Â
The Isle of Wight outfit put Buxton Hitmen to the sword on Thursday night. TheyÂ clinchedÂ a 58-32 win in the National League at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium.
With the hosts'Â top-two riders,Â Ben Morley and Alfie Bowtel, missing the clash, guest riders Danny Ayres and Taylor Hampshire were drafted in.Â And the pair inspired the Warriors to successÂ byÂ rackingÂ up 31 points between them.
Vatcher waxed lyrical about the duos performances after her outfit's victory.
The team manager said: '˜ThereÂ was good work from everyone.Â
'˜With our top two missing, I looked long and hard at the options to cover their big points. Danny was always top of the guest list as he goes so well here.
'˜With Chris WidmanÂ also missing it gave me the chance to bring in Taylor. HeÂ has been terrific here in recent weeks and I'm delighted the plan worked out.
'˜A big thank you to both Danny and Taylor who gave us everythingÂ and I just wantÂ to thank the fans whose vocal support was a tremendous boost to the riders.'
AyresÂ has a reputation of being fast and aggressive at the Island track and was unbeaten throughout the fixture.
Meanwhile, talented teenager Hampshire showed great hunger to gather points with some sharp starting and fast passing when required.
There were also valuable contributions fromÂ reserve Shaun Tedham andÂ Jamie Bursill, whileÂ Scott Campos was as dependable as ever for the hosts.