Tom Perry suffered an engine failure in the last race.
Buxton Hitmen 45, Wightlink Islanders 44
WIGHTLINK Islanders have clinched their place in the National League play-offs, after a gutsy display at Buxton on Sunday.
They went into the match against Buxton, who were still in with a mathematical chance of finishing fourth, knowing they had to battle for every point in every race, and that they did.
And only a fall — although he remounted to finish second — for Adam Ellis and an engine failure for Tom Perry in the last race prevented them gaining a deserved draw as they were defeated 45-44.
By restricting Buxton to such a slender lead, Islanders took a point from the match, enough to seal fourth place in the league.
• Details of their play-off semi-final can be found in Friday’s County Press.