WOLVES 40 COVENTRY 55

Monday April 02, 2012
WOLVERHAMPTON slipped to a home defeat at the hands of a powerhouse Coventry side in their final Midland League fixture at Monmore Green.

Parrys International Wolves will have top man Freddie Lindgren back for Friday’s Elite League trip to Belle Vue, which will add welcome support for stand-in captain Tai Woffinden who was again outstanding but lacked back-up.

Woffinden, despite suffering from flu, piled up a bumper 17-point haul which would have been 20 but for a fall on the last bend of Heat 7 when he was out in front.

The other bright spot for Wolves was a lively home debut for doubling-up reserve Thomas Jorgensen – but Coventry had all three of their big guns in high-scoring form, and there was also an eye-catching display from reserve Adam Roynon, who races home meetings in the National League at Monmore for Dudley.

Wolves boss Peter Adams said: “We were given an object lesson in how to approach and ride in a speedway meeting. Coventry were excellent and thoroughly deserved the win.

“Tai was very good, we keep saying that he’s riding brilliantly and it’s a good job that he was. But Freddie (Lindgren) was a big miss and you can’t take on a team as good as that with only four riders doing something, there’s only going to be one result.

“You can perhaps afford to carry one rider out of seven, but if you’re going to be successful in the overall scheme of things you need everyone contributing. But we start in the Elite League against Belle Vue and we’ll see how we go in those meetings.”

WOLVES 40: Tai Woffinden 17, Ty Proctor 8+1, Nicolai Klindt 8, Thomas Jorgensen 5+1, Pontus Aspgren 1, Lukasz Sowka 1, Freddie Lindgren R/R.

COVENTRY 55: Scott Nicholls 15, Edward Kennett 12+2, Kenni Larsen 12+1, Adam Roynon 7+2, Aaron Summers 6+1, Henning Bager 3+1, Chris Harris R/R.

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