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Missing their Polish contingent, plus the late withdrawal of injury victim Myke Grimes, Coventry were never likely to challenge the Slater Street outfit, even so this was a decent meeting to watch.

The first few heats were pretty much all square but three successive maximums from the seventh onwards put the home camp firmly in control. To their credit Coventry never gave up with Dave Frith and Mark Winwood picking up a couple of wins apiece.

Whilst Nowacki, Burns and Jarvis were all unbeaten for the Monarchs it was yet again the Leicester juniors that impressed. The two Liams: Davies – carrying on his form from the Birmingham match, and Woods – making his first team debut, showed what a big lump of determination can produce even if giving away a few years to their opponents.

They were not on their own. The Godiva club have their own up and coming stars, Kirrane, McGuire and spritely newcomer Marsh all had their moments and the experiences of riding in this sort of company can only be to their benefit.

Leicester 103 (Lukas Nowacki 14+2, Liam Wood 13, Kev Burns 18+2, Liam Davies 15, Ash Doughty 12+2, Norm venson 10+1, Nick Whitehead 10+3, Carl Jarvis 11+1)

Coventry 76 (Mark winwood 14+1, Lee Kemp 10, Tom Sensicall 9, James Kirrane 8, Dave Frith 15, Liam McGuire 6, Josh Marsh 7, Joe McLaughlin 7+1)

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