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Newcastle 1979
 
Newcastle Rebels  Terry Kirkup & Ashie Patterson  Newcastle Riders Championship  Keith Dyer Mans The Tapes
 
The new season 1979 dawned and our teams were busy.
 
Events moved quickly, and in 1979 a new league was formed called "Scottish and Tyneside League". Seven teams were involved, Portobello, Annfield, Meadowbank and Forth from Edinburgh, Hampden and East Kilbride from Glasgow and the newly named Rebels. In their first full year of racing, Newcastle had a reasonable season, and laid the foundations for the following year, but before we move onto 1980, the following happened.
 
 
The Newcastle Rebels
 
 
Results: Riders had 5 rides other than stated.
11th March 1979 Edinbugh 83 - Newcastle 75 Challenge at Davidson's Mains In The Scottish Capital
 
Edinburgh 83
No scorers info for Edinburgh
Newcastle 75
R Gittus 16+2, A Patterson 15(4), F Mitchell 8+1(3), D Mitchell 8+1(4) S Bain 8+1(4), T Forster 8, P Loveday 6+1(4), M Hoult 6
 
 
 8April 1979 MEADOWBANK 104 - NEWCASTLE 75 League at Davidson's Mains
 
Meadowbank 104
No scorers info for Meadowbank
Newcastle 75
T Kirkup 17+1, A Patterson 13, T Forster 10, S Bain 9+2, R Clarke 8+1, P Loveday 8+1, C Grant 6(3), J Allen 4+1(3)
 
 
22 April 1979 ANNFIELD 102 - NEWCASTLE 75 League at Redbraes Park
 
Annfield 102
No scorers info for Annfield
Newcastle 75
A Patterson 13, T Kirkup 12, M Hoult 11(4), T Forster 11, J Allen 8 +2(4) C Grant 8, P Loveday 6+2(4), R Clarke 6+2(4)
 
22 April 1979 ANNFIELD 48 - NEWCASTLE 82 Junior Challenge

Annfield 48
No scorers info for Annfield
Newcastle 82
F Mitchell 20, T Forster 15+1(4), J Allen 14+3, S Anthony (G) 13(4) R Clarke 11+2(4), P Loveday 9+3
 
 
29 April 1979 NEWCASTLE 95 - PORTOBELLO 85 League at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 95
A Patterson 16, T Kirkup 15(4), M Hoult 14(4), F Mitchell 12+1, S Bain 11+2 T Forster 11+2, P Loveday 8+3(4), C Grant 8+2(4)
Portobello 85
No scorers info for Portobello
 
29 April 1979 NEWCASTLE 77- PORTOBELLO 51 Junior Challege
 
Newcastle 77
J Allen 17+1, T Forster 15(4), S Bain 13(4), P Loveday 12+5, F Mitchell 10+2, R Clarke 10+2(4)
Portobello 51
No scorers info for Portobello
 
13 May 1979 PORTOBELLO 92 - NEWCASTLE 80 League at Jack Kane Centre
 
Portobello 92
No scorers info for Portobello
Newcastle 80
A Patterson 16, T Kirkup 15+1, M Hoult 15, F Mitchell 13+1, J Allen 12+2, P Loveday 9+1. Newcastle rode with only 6 riders
 
13 May 1979  FORTH 91 - NEWCASTLE 74 League at Redbraes Park
 
Forth 91
No scorers info for Forth
Newcastle 74
M Hoult 17+1, T Kirkup 17+1, F Mitchell 14, A Patterson 11,
P Loveday 8+1 ,J Allen 7, Newcastle rode with only 6 riders
 
27 May 1979 NEWCASTLE 80 - CHESHAM 91 (Manchester) North of England Trophy.
 
Newcastle 80
T Kirkup 15(4), A Patterson 15, M Hoult 14, F Mitchell 10+2, J Allen 8+1 P Loveday 7(3), C Grant 6(4), T Forster 5+1(4)
Chesham 91
No scorers info for Chesham
 
27 May 1979 NEWCASTLE 115 - EAST KILBRIDE 65 League at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 115
A Patterson 20, M Hoult 20, T Kirkup 18, T Forster 16+2, F Mitchell 14+3 S Bain 14+2, C Grant 7+2(3), G Taylor 6(3)
East Kilbride 65
No scorers info for East Kilbride
 
9 June 1979 EAST KILBRIDE 89 - NEWCASTLE 87 KO Cup (Round 1) at East Kilbride
 
East Kilbride 89
No scorers info for East Kilbride
Newcastle 87
M Hoult 18+1, T Kirkup 15+2, A Patterson 13+2, T Forster 13, F Mitchell 11 C Grant 9+2, S Bain 8 Newcastle rode with only 7 riders
 
9 June 1979 EAST KILBRIDE 81 - NEWCASTLE 92 League at East Kilbride
 
East Kilbride 81
No scorers info for East Kilbride
Newcastle 92
T Kirkup18+2, F Mitchell 17, M Hoult 15+1, T Forster 14+2, A Patterson 12+2 S Bain 11+1, C Grant 5+1 Newcastle rode with only 7 riders
 
 
Terry Kirkup &
Ashie Patterson
 

Terry Kirkup leading, Newcastle v Meadowbank at Eastfield.
 
 
 
Ashie Patterson in the same meeting.
 
 
24 June 1979 HAMPDEN 119 - NEWCASTLE 52 League at Hampden
 
Hampden 119
No scorers details for Hampden
Newcastle 52
T Kirkup 15, P Loveday 9, S Bain 8, F Mitchell 8, A Patterson 6, C Grant 6 Newcastle rode with only 6 riders.
 
 
28 July 1979 NEWCASTLE 85 - MEADOWBANK 94 League at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 85
T Kirkup 17+1, F Mitchell 15, R Gittus 13+1, C Grant 9+2, A Patterson 9 P Loveday 8+1, R Archer 8(3), D Armstrong 6+3
Meadowbank 94
No scorers details for Meadowbank
 
28 July 1979 NEWCASTLE 49 - MEADOWBANK 81 Junior Challenge at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 49
R Archer 14, A McIntyre 10, C Grey 7(4), C Pattison 5, J Welsh 5(3) R Anderson 5(3), P Robson 3(2)
Meadowbank 81
No scorers details for Meadowbank
 
 
12 Aug 1979 NEWCASTLE 79 - FORTH - 101 League at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 79
T Kirkup 15+1, A Patterson 15, R Gittus 12+1, S Bain 12, F Mitchell 10 R Archer 7(4), P Loveday 5(4), D Armstong 3(3)
Forth 101
No scorers details for Forth
 
12 August 1979 NEWCASTLE 69 - FORTH 58 Junior Challenge at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 69
R Gittus 19, P Robson 12(4), C Grant 10+3(4), A McIntyre 9(4), C Pattison 8+2(4) C Grey 7(3). S Bain 4(2)
Forth 58
No scorers details for Forth
 
 
19 Aug 1979 NEWCASTLE JUNIORS 67.5 - SEATON DELAVAL 60.5 Junior Challege
 
A rarity in cycle speedway and even more uncommon in motorised speedway, a dead heat between two riders meant the .5 scoreline
Newcastle Juniors 67.5
J Welsh 18+2, C Grey 16, P Robson 12, I Platt 9+2, K Oldham 8, M Douglas 3.5, A Stobie1
Seaton Delaval 60.5
P Little 13+1, M Wright 10+2, A Davis 10, R Jenkins 9+2, G Lowes 8.5+1, GSturrock 6 R Gittus (g) 4
 
 
2 Sep 1979 NEWCASTLE 83.5 - ANNFIELD 92.5 League at Eastfield
 
No sooner had I said in the Newcastle v Seaton Delaval  result a dead heat is a "rarity", but here we have another dead heat resulting in a .5 scoreline
 
Newcastle 83.5
T Kirkup 17.5, S Bain 17, A Patterson 12+1, R Gittus 12, P Robson 7+2 A McIntyre 7+1, D Armstrong 6+1(3),J Wesh 5+1(3)
Annfield 92.5
No scorers details for Annfield
 
2 Sep 1979 NEWCASTLE 61 - ANNFIELD 67 Junior Challenge at Eastield
No rider's scores available!
 
 
9 Sep 1979 NEWCASTLE 79 - HAMPDEN 100 League at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 79
S Bain 17+1, A Patterson 12+3, A McIntyre 11+1, T Kirkup 11, F Mitchell 11 D Armstrong 7(4), P Robson 5, R Gitus 4(2)
Hampden 100
No rider's scores available for Hampden
 
 
27 Oct 1979 ANLABY (Hull) 95 - NEWCASTLE 84 Challenge 1st Leg at Hull
 
Anlaby 95
No rider's scores available for Anlaby
Newcastle 84
T Kirkup 18, R Gittus 16, A Patterson 13+1, N Carson 11+1, D Armstrong 8+3 F Mitchell 8, P Robson 6(3), M Anderson 4(3)
 
27 Oct 1979 ANLABY (Hull) 68 - NEWCASTLE 61 Junior Challenge at Hull
 
Anlaby 68
No rider's scores available for Anlaby
Newcastle 61
C Pattison 15, J Welsh 14+1, I Platt 9+2, R McAlinden 9+1, D Platt K Oldham 5+2, M Douglas 2
 
 
28 Oct 1979  NEWCASTLE 97 - ANLABY (Hull) 82 Challenge 2nd Leg at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 97
R Gittus 18, T Kirkup 15+2, A Patterson 14, N Carson 13, F Mitchell 12+3 D Armstrong 11+3, P Robson 8+2(3), M Anderson 6+2(3)
Anlaby 82
No rider's scores available for Anlaby
 
NEWCASTLE 65 - ANLABY (Hull) 65 Junior Challenge at Eastfield
 
Newcastle 65
I Platt 12+1(4), C Pattison 12+1(4), J Welsh 12, R Gittus 11+1(3) B Mils 8+1(4)K 0ldham 7+3(4) R McAlinden 3(3)
Anlaby 65
No rider's scores available for Anlaby
 
Another rarity a draw 65-65. Aggregate scores Senior Newcastle 181 Anlaby 177
Junior Newcastle 126 Anlaby 133
 
 
Newcastle Rider's Championship
Senior Event
14th October 1979
 
 
1st Alan Patterson 19 after race-off
2nd Terry Kirkup 19
3rd Fred Mitchell 17 after race-off
4th Rob Gittus 17
5th Norman Carson 16
6th Dave Armstrong 15
7th Phil Robson 14
8th Colin Grant 13
9th Joe Welsh 12
10th Ian Platt 11
11th Martin Anderson 10
12th Ray McAlinden 10
13th Keith Oldham 9
14th Carl Pattison 7
15th Maicolm Douglas 6
16th Len Wallace 4
 
 
 
Newcastle Junior Rider's Champion Was
Phil Robson
 
 
 
Scottish & Tyneside League Table
 
Position Team M W D L For Against Pts  
1st Meadowbank 12 10 1 1 1041 909 21  
2nd Hampden 12 10 0 2 921 647 20  
3rd Annfield 12 7 0 5 1081.5 1041.5 14  
4th Portobello 11 5 0 6 878 889 10  
5th Forth 11 4 1 6 629 601 9  
6th Newcastle 12 3 0 9 975.5 1127.5 6  
7th East Kilbride 12 1 0 11 830 1128 2  
                   
 
Averages :
CMA is based on 5 rides
Name M R Pts BP Tot CMA
Mick Hoult 6 28 92 2 94 16.79
Terry Kirkup 12 59 187.5 7 194.5 16.48
Alan Patterson 12 58 156 6 162 13.97
Tony Forster 5 25 62 6 68 13.60
Steve Bain 8 40 99 7 106 13.25
Fred Mitchell 9 45 114 5 119 13.22
Rob Gittus 4 17 41 1 42 12.35
John Allen 4 17 31 5 36 10.59
Dave Armstrong 4 13 22 4 26 10.00
Colin Grant 7 30 49 8 57 9.50
Peter Loveday 8 37 61 9 70 9.44
also rode :-            
Rob Archer 2 7 15 0 15 10.71
George Taylor 1 3 6 0 6 10.00
Joe Welsh 1 3 5 1 6 10.00
Andy McIntyre 2 10 18 1 19 9.50
Roy Clarke 2 9 14 3 17 9.44
Phil Robson 2 10 12 2 14 7.00
             

 
Keith Dyer Mans The Tapes
 
 
" Under starter's orders". The steward in this case is yours truly, says Keith Dyer.
 

 

Further action from the Meadowbank meeting with the Scots having the advantage.  Keith looks on from the centre green /weeds!

 

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