October 23rd, 2016

Coventry Bees make a point at Brandon

Coventry Bees make a point at Brandon Coventry Bees make a point at Brandon

DANNY King and skipper Chris Harris combined for a Heat 15 5-1 to give Bees a league point from a 43-47 defeat in a dramatic Elite League contest at Swindon on Tuesday night.

The visitors had led for much of the meeting only for a series of setbacks to turn the match the Robins’ way.

But the last-race response at least gave the Bees something from the meeting, which was the least they deserved according to a frustrated Gary Havelock.

“I’m fuming to be honest, but what can you do?” said the Bees boss.

“I’m very frustrated over the decisions we’re getting and I can probably list ten or 15 situations this season already – but Heat 15 showed once again the team spirit in the camp.

“It was basically the two riders who we had left, and they went out and got a 5-1 to get us a point. We’re still up on top of the league, which is where we want to be.”

The prime concern for Bees is over No.1 Hans Andersen, who was involved in an horrific first-bend crash in Heat 13 when he was sandwiched between Harris and Swindon’s Nick Morris and fell heavily on the track.

Andersen somehow walked away from the incident but was unable to ride again and was set for a trip to hospital to assess a hand injury as well as possible mild concussion.