GREAVES THIRD IN U21 FINAL

Tuesday May 01, 2018
WOLVERHAMPTON reserve Nathan Greaves produced a brilliant performance to finish third in the British Under-21 Final at Berwick on Tuesday.

The South Yorkshire racer bagged 12 points in his programmed rides to reach the semi-final.

There he finished in the top two alongside Connor Mountain to join reigning Champion Robert Lambert and Belle Vue and Workington star Dan Bewley in the Grand Final.

While King's Lynn captain Lambert made a textbook start from the outside to storm to a full maximum for the second year running as he successfully defended his crown, Greaves was involved in a tight battle with Mountain before eventually being forced to settle for third place.

Greaves was pleased with the way his night went though and was glad to achieve his minimum aim.

"Third's a good place to come," Greaves said.

"I was aiming to get on the rostrum because I finished fourth last year so I've gone one better than that.

"It could have been better with second or first of course but I've improved on last year so I'm happy.

"Fair play to Robert though - he was awesome."

BRITISH UNDER-21 FINAL, at Berwick
1. Robert Lambert (King’s Lynn)
2. Connor Mountain (Ipswich / Coventry)
3. Nathan Greaves (Wolverhampton)
4. Dan Bewley (Belle Vue / Workington)

Qualifying scores: Robert Lambert 15, Dan Bewley 14, Alfie Bowtell 12, Nathan Greaves 12, Connor Mountain 10, Jack Thomas 9, Jack Smith 8, Luke Ruddick 7, Zach Wajtknecht 7, Josh Bailey 6, Max Clegg 5, Kyle Bickley 5, Drew Kemp 5, Joe Lawlor 2, Taylor Hampshire 2, Leon Flint (Reserve) 1, Jason Edwards 0


Picture: COLIN POOLE

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