No tricks up Wizards’ sleeves as Kestrels crowned


Kent Kestrels take flight to evade the Wizards’ tricks in Sunday (August 12) speedway action.

The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Wizards Development League team today headed east to meet the Kent Kestrels in meeting number three of a busy afternoon of Southern Development League (SDL) speedway at the Iwade track.

The Kestrels have been the team to beat this year and before the Wizards meeting they were crowned SDL champions. Any hope that the Wizards might have held that the Kestrels would relax as the title had been secured were soon dispelled, as the home side produced a gating master class that left the Wizards trailing all afternoon.

As always there was no lack of effort from the visitors, but the better side ran out rightful winners leaving the Wizards to regroup ahead of their final home SDL match against Reading at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium next Thursday (August 16).

Kestrels: Jamie Cousins 7+2, Alex Spooner 9, Jacob Clouting 5+1, William O’Keefe 7+2.

Wizards: Chris Watts 3, Jamie Sealey 3+1, Ben Ilsley 0, Rob Watts 2.