Monday June 04, 2012
GUTSY Wolves pushed play-off chargers Swindon to the limit before going down 48-42 in an Elite League thriller at Monmore on Monday.

Peter Adams’ men only had three of their starting line-up available because of injuries and ran out of steam later in the evening.

Guest Chris Harris, in for the injured Freddie Lindgren, was magnificent with 16-points and reserve Ricky Wells, who made the dash from Scunthorpe where he had raced for Sheffield in the afternoon, notched 10+2.

And when Parrys International Wolves gained a 5-1 from Wells and Ty Proctor in Heat 11 to take the lead 35-31 there was belief amongst the bumper Bank Holiday crowd that the depleted home side could pull off the win.

But the visitors hit back with two maximum 5-1 wins in the last four heats to swing the match in their favour.

Stand-in skipper Proctor said: “It’s so hard when you have so many injuries and whilst I don’t really want to use that as an excuse you have to take it into consideration.

“With a full strength team we’d have beaten them. That said, hats off to Bomber (Chris Harris) for doing a great job and he was great mixing with the rest of the boys too.”

WOLVERHAMPTON 42: Chris Harris 16, Ricky Wells 10+2, Robert Miskowiak 9+2, Ty Proctor 7+1, Pontus Aspgren 0, Matt Wethers 0, Tai Woffinden R/R.

SWINDON 48: Jason Doyle 15+2, Hans Andersen 11+1, Peter Kildemand 7, Troy Batchelor 7, Robin Aspegren 3+2, Simon Stead 3+1, Nick Morris 2+1.

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