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source: spokesman-online.co.uk

Full credit to bury who put everything into the match but in truth they never looked likely to trouble the Monarchs. Chris Parish was the only heat winner for the visitors, riding a superbly controlled race to take the penultimate heat from a hard pressing Peck. Most of the heats were over by the first bend but there were a few decent races with Jarvis passing Parish in the fourth and Burns and Ashford both picking their way through traffic to join their partners at the front.

 

Stephenson, Whitehead, Jarvis and Marchant all rode unbeaten for Leicester whilst Howells and Ashford had their scores restricted by tape infringements.

 

Leicester now face Ipswich in the semi final and the Monarchs can expect a stern test from the Suffolk team.

 

Leicester 117 (P Howells 16, K Burns 14+5, A Stephenson 17+3, C Marchsnt 17+3, A Peck 18+1, J Ashford 12+2, C Jarvis 11+1, N Whitehead 12)

 

Bury 59 (C Parish 13, W Owens 10+1, N Howarth 9, L Jamson 7, P Dyson 8, C Dyson 4, R Livesy 5+1, J Elston 3)

 

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