Wednesday June 22, 2011
WOLVERHAMPTON went agonisingly close to pulling off a consolation point from their 50-43 Elite League defeat at King’s Lynn on Wednesday night.

Freddie Lindgren continued his impressive season with a 15+1 haul and Tai Woffinden recovered from a fall in his first ride to finish with 9, but it was the high-flying Stars who took all three-points from the match.

It was a hard fought encounter and Wolves certainly deserved something for their efforts, but the Norfolk side were solid throughout and that just gave them the edge in the final reckoning.

They led 15-9 after four races, but Lindgren and Ty Proctor were fast from the start in Heat 5 reducing the deficit with a maximum over Mads Korneliussen.

King’s Lynn gradually increased their lead and then a 5-1 in Heat 12 put them 41-31 ahead.

That signalled the opportunity for Lindgren to go out as a tactical ride in Heat 13 and the Swede produced a stunning ride to earn his team six-points. Niels-Kristian Iversen and Kenneth Bjerre were first away and seemingly set for another 5-1, but Lindgren split the team-riding pair on the third lap before narrowly taking Iversen on the chequered flag.

Just seven-points then separated the two sides and that consolation point still looked on for Wolves. But despite a Woffinden victory in the penultimate race, the final two heats were shared and Peter Adams men missed their target by the narrowest of margins.

KING’S LYNN 50: Kenneth Bjerre 12+1, Niels-Kristian Iversen 11, Oliver Allen 9, Filip Sitera 7+3, Mads Korneliussen 6+1, Sam Masters 4+1, Lee Complin 1+1

WOLVERHAMPTON 43: Freddie Lindgren 15+1, Tai Woffinden 9, Ty Proctor 6+2, Peter Karlsson 6, Ludvig Lindgren 3+2, Ricky Wells 3, Tyson Burmeister 1

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