WOLVES 49 BIRMINGHAM 41

Monday July 02, 2012
WOLVERHAMPTON bounced back to winning ways with a hard-fought 49-41 success over local rivals Birmingham at a wet Monmore Green.

In what was a tight affair, Parrys International Wolves scored consecutive 5-1s in the final two heats which saw them snatch all 3 Elite League points.

Returning Tai Woffinden picked up where he left off following his wrist injury to score an exceptional 13+1 - including a maximum with the equally impressive Fredrik Lindgren in heat 15 to wrap up the maximum points.

Following a reshuffle in both personnel and riding order, the whole team played their part, with Ty Proctor, Robert Miskowiak and Ricky Wells all adding 6 or more points in a professional display.

Yet it was young Swede Jacob Thorssell who proved the unlikely hero on just his second appearance for Wolves - as he ended a battling display by joining forces with Californian ace Wells for a vital 5-1 in the penultimate race.

Wolves boss Peter Adams said: “We are delighted to come away with a win. The Brummies are a hard team to beat because they are very compact and they have got a very good reserve in Auty obviously, so they are always going to be problem wherever they go.”

WOLVERHAMPTON: Tai Woffinden 13, Fredrik Lindgren 10+2, Ty Proctor 8+1, Robert Miskowiak 6, Ricky Wells 6, Jacob Thorssell 5+1, Matej Kus 1+1.

BIRMINGHAM: Josh Auty 10+2, Danny King 10+1, Sebastian Ulamek 7, Martin Smolinski 5+1, Ben Barker 5+1, Bjarne Pedersen 4+1, Tomasz Piszcz 0.

Report: Rich Jones, Wolverhampton Speedway Press Office.

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