3 Rivers Round 3 2015

Report by Neil Magee

Northumbria won both their matches to secure the Three Rivers League title, Edinburgh having won the competition for the previous two years. The Falcons went on to defeat Glasgow to take 2nd place. Meanwhile we were again treated to some more vintage racing, Kingsway narrowly defeating Newcastle 21-19.

Keith Dyer gated and held on while Jim Graham, Norman Carson and Jim Smith battled among themselves to win the Gustafson's Golden Gauntlet challenge race, which celebrated 50 years of racing for our supervets.

Match One:
NORTHUMBRIA 78 (Dan Redshaw 19, Dan Wharrier 15+1, Shane Gray 13, Dan Thompson 8+2, Ashie Patterson 7, Keith Oldham 6, Lee Redshaw 6, Paul Thompson 4)
GLASGOW 72 (Andy McDougal 17, Joe Beuckmann 13, Terry Kirkup 13, Colin Gray 11, Lachlan McDougal 7+3, Jim Alexander 6+1, Richie Smith 3, Chic Mackie 2)

Match Two: 
NORTHUMBRIA 77 (Dan Redshaw 13, Dean Douglas 12+2, Dan Wharrier 12, Liam Robinson 10+1, Shane Gray 9, Dan Thompson 8, Andy Knowles 7+3, Lee Redshaw 5+2)
EDINBURGH 72 (Ewan Kennedy 17, Dougie Morgan 16+1, Kamil Greszla 14+1, Louis Foxley 11+1, James Foxley 8, Skye Mitchell 6)

Match Three:
EDINBURGH 79 (Kamil Greszla 20, Ewan Kennedy 18+2, Dougie Morgan 16+2, Louis Foxley 13, Skye Mitchell 8, James Foxley 5) 
GLASGOW 68 (Andy McDougal 17, Joe Beuckmann 12+1, Terry Kirkup 12, Colin Gray 8+2, Jim Alexander 7+1, Lachlan McDougal 5+2, Richie Smith 4, Chic Mackie 2)

Junior Racing: Samantha Crane 12, James Foxley 9, Lewis Foxley 8, Sam Stansfield 8, Lee Redshaw 4 
(Well done to Northumbria's latest recruit Samantha who looked very steady and will make her team team debut in Div 3 against Hull next week)

Vintage Racing:
KINGSWAY KNIGHTS 21 (Jim Alexander 7+1, Joe Beuckmann 6, Chic Mackie 4, Colin Gray 4, Ian McKinlay 1)
NEWCASTLE VIKINGS 19 (Norman Carson 6+1, Jim Graham 5, Terry Kirkup 4, Ashie Patterson 2+1, Jimmy Smith 1, Keith Dyer 1)