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Last-gasp victory seals top season; CYCLE SPEEDWAY.

COVENTRY Devlins Newsagents Cycle Speedway team rounded off a golden summer of success by beating Wednesfield Dragons in a dramatic last-heat 88-89 victory.

Racing in their last Midland League match of a highly successful campaign, Coventry trailed the Dragons for most of the match before they edged home in a thrilling climax.

With just one heat to go, Coventry looked to have blown their chances, trailing 85-82. However, Myke Grimes and skipper Dave Frith took maximum points to earn a last-gasp away win.

This win meant Coventry finished in third in the Midland League division one, a vast improvement on their comeback 2012 season, when they picked up the wooden spoon.

Grimes and Polish superstar Pietak led the Hearsall Common men, both remaining unbeaten by a Wednesfield rider, and the rest of the side chipped in with valuable scores to round off a memorable season. Coventry point scorers: Myke Grimes 20, Konrad Pietak 19, Joe McLaughlin 12, Dave Frith 11, Mason Philips 7, Lee Kemp 7, Dan Drewitt 7, Shaun Reynolds 6. Earlier in the day, Coventry were also in action against the British Team champions Wednesfield Aces, who also ride in the top-tier national Elite League, and put up a fine performance to restrict the Aces to a 99-77 win.

Coventry point scorers: Myke Grimes 15, Dave Frith 12, Lee Kemp 10, Konrad Pietak 10, Mason Philips 9, Joe McLaughlin 8, Shaun Reynolds 7, Dan Drewitt 6. Wednesfield Aces also beat Coventry 71-59 in the supporting Midland League division two clash.

Coventry point scorers: Dan Drewitt 18, Shaun Reynolds 15, Josh Marsh 11, Olly Morris 6, Sammy Marsh 5, Charlie Barnett 4.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 5, 2013
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