Al­batec driver third

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Al­batec Rac­ing’s Mark Higgins had to set­tle for third place in the penul­ti­mate round of the Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship at Pem­brey.

The Lochfoot team and the Manx­man showed good pace through­out the day at the Welsh track, giv­ing Higgins pole for the fi­nal race.

How­ever, con­tact with Ol­lie O’Dono­van at the first turn saw him pushed wide and he had to set­tle for third.

He said: “It’s been a very dis­ap­point­ing day from my side.

“We had the pace to take the win here and were on tar­get to do so but for con­tact with Ol­lie in the last two races. We came here as cham­pi­onship lead­ers and were look­ing to ex­tend that into the fi­nal round. Sadly, it wasn’t to be and it’s in­cred­i­bly frus­trat­ing to have the hard work of my­self and the en­tire Al­batec team go un­re­warded.”

Higgins has now dropped out of the lead of the cham­pi­onship and heads to the fi­nal round at Sil­ver­stone in Novem­ber in a three way fight for hon­ours with O’Dono­van and Ju­lian God­frey.

Team prin­ci­pal Andy Scott said: “Nat­u­rally it’s dis­ap­point­ing not to leave Pem­brey with the cham­pi­onship lead in­tact and an­other win un­der our belt, par­tic­u­larly as once again we proved to have a very strong pack­age. I un­der­stand Mark’s frus­tra­tion, he’s been con­sis­tently fast all day and de­served to win. It leaves the cham­pi­onship very close go­ing into the fi­nal round.”

In­vited to tri­als Ste­wartry Net­ball Club’s Robyn Jar­dine has been se­lected to at­tend the South of Scot­land net­ball tri­als in Glas­gow. Robyn has played for Ste­wartry Net­ball Club since she was 12 and has de­vel­oped her skills and abil­ity un­der the care­ful guid­ance of coach Ann Lit­tle. Since join­ing Team Ste­wartry, Robyn has be­come a val­ued mem­ber of the squad and a com­mit­ted team player in the Carlisle net­ball league where she achieved player of the match five times last sea­son. She has gained con­fi­dence in com­pet­i­tive match play and this has been fos­tered through the nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment the club pro­vides its young­sters.

Dal­beat­tie The Paul Tro­phy, played at the club re­cently was won by Maureen Feenan, Joe Rob­son and Bob Cob­ban. They are pic­tured here re­ceiv­ing the tro­phy from pres­i­dent Dun­can McFe­gan.

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