Cradley Heathens finish with whimper
Cradley’s National League season came to an end with a heavy 64-26 defeat at Leicester in their play-off semi-final second leg on Saturday.
The Anchor Logistics Heathens were always on a hiding to nothing at the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena as an impressive Lion Cubs side booked their Grand Final place, where they will face either Belle Vue or Kent.
Heathens’ realistic chances had already ended when they lost the ‘home’ leg by 16 points at Birmingham on Wednesday.
Max Clegg won three heats, while Danny Halsey and Luke Harris managed a couple of second places apiece, but the Cubs scored right down the order as they continued to extend their advantage, and a 5-1 from Joe Thompson and Ryan Terry-Daley confirmed their Final progression as early as heat eight.
Cradley boss Will Pottinger said: “We were always on the back foot and it was always going to be impossible task.
“I must say it’s a relief to get through the season, and we must now all look forward to the Golden Hamer as an end-of-season event which we can all enjoy.”