Monday August 09, 2010
WOLVERHAMPTON'S proud home record remains intact after a hard-fought local derby with rivals Coventry at Monmore Green.

Parrys International Wolves were pushed hard but had the strength to come through with a 50-40 win to secure all three points from the meeting, with Freddie Lindgren winning a vital last race.

Wolves looked set for a straightforward evening when they romped into a 10-2 lead with maximum points from the first two races, but the form of Chris Harris and Edward Kennett helped Coventry to battle back.

With Harris twice going from third to first for spectacular race wins, Wolves' lead was slashed to just two points at the halfway stage - but Ty Proctor rode superbly in Heat 10 to re-pass Kennett and team up with Lindgren for a 5-1.

With four heats to go Wolves led 35-31, but they took 4-2s from the next two races which were won by Nicolai Klindt, and then Lindgren who produced a fabulous effort in Heat 13 to gain two places just as Klindt was disputing the lead with Krzysztof Kasprzak.

Kennett's win in Heat 14 left Wolves needing a share from the last race for all three points, but they went one better than that with another 4-2 as Lindgren got the better of Harris in another classic battle, with skipper Tai Woffinden in third place.

WOLVERHAMPTON: Freddie Lindgren 14, Tai Woffinden 10, Ty Proctor 8+4, Nicolai Klindt 8, Ludvig Lindgren 6+2, Joe Haines 4+2, Adam Skornicki r/r.

COVENTRY: Chris Harris 11, Edward Kennett 10, Krzysztof Kasprzak 8, Lewis Bridger 5+1, Ben Barker 4+1, Josh Auty 1, Aaron Summers 1.

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