Monday July 04, 2011
WOLVERHAMPTON pulled off a hard fought 46-43 Elite League win over neighbours Birmingham in a tense local derby at Monmore on Monday.

And skipper Peter Karlsson admitted his side were taken by surprise as the Brummies, in their first season in the top flight, made quick starts early on.

Said Karlsson: “It was a very tough meeting and Birmingham put on a good show, they took us by surprise without a doubt.

“I know we have dropped another home point, but it could have been worse and we’re just pleased with the win.”

Grand Prix star Freddie Lindgren was the top rider for the Parrys International Wolves with a 14-point haul and under-pressure Birmingham man Krzysztof Kasprzak top scored for the visitors with 10.

The Brummies fast starting in the early heats gave them a platform, and it was a solid performance from the visitors, apart from Claus Vissing, whose only point was a gift in heat 9, and they will be happy to take a point back to Perry Barr.

For Wolves. Lindgren only dropped a point to Kasprzak in the opening heat, and Tai Woffinden’s fall was his only blemish, as the Monmore men totalled ten race wins, but had too many last places.

WOLVES 46: Freddie Lindgren 14, Peter Karlsson 10, Tai Woffinden 9, Ty Proctor 6+1, Ludvig Lindgren 3+1, Ricky Wells 3, Tyson Burmeister 1+1.

BIRMINGHAM 43: Krzysztof Kasprzak 10, Ben Barker 9+1, Danny King 8+1, Ulrich Ostergaard 7+3, Kevin Wolbert 4+1, Daniel Nermark 4, Claus Vissing 1.

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