COVENTRY 52 WOLVES 43

Friday August 06, 2010
WOLVERHAMPTON'S late fightback at Brandon saw them fall just short of snatching an Elite League point despite their weakened state.

Parrys International Wolves went into the local derby against Coventry without Nicolai Klindt (Danish Final) and Adam Skornicki (injury) and with their options limited at reserve too.

With Ty Proctor an impressive winner of Heat 1 and Tai Woffinden also winning his first ride, Wolves were well in touch in the early stages, but the home side built a ten-point lead when Josh Auty surged around Woffinden in Heat 7 as the British youngsters went wheel to wheel.

That prompted further Bees advantages to go 38-22 up, but Fredrik Lindgren won a tactical ride for six points in Heat 11 with Woffinden adding four in the next race when he was headed home by Ben Barker.

Coventry were by now assured of the win on the night but Wolves needed two 5-1s from the last two heats to take a point. In the end they had to be content with two 4-2s as Auty split Woffinden and Ludvig Lindgren in Heat 14, before the elder Lindgren produced a blistering last-bend pass on Chris Harris to win the last race.

Wolves return to Brandon to defend an eight-point lead in the Knockout Cup later this month, but before then the sides meet again in the Elite League at Monmore Green on Monday.

COVENTRY: Chris Harris 12, Ben Barker 8, Krzysztof Kasrpzak 7+1, Lewis Bridger 7, Josh Auty 6+2, Edward Kennett 6+2, Richard Sweetman 6+1.

WOLVES: Freddie Lindgren 15, Tai Woffinden 12, Ty Proctor 6+1, Ludvig Lindgren 5+1, Grzegorz Zengota 4, Ricky Wells 1, Nicolai Klindt r/r.

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