Thursday July 19, 2012
PARRYS International Wolves battled their way to their first Elite League point of the season on the road - going down 46-44 to Peterborough at a soggy East of England Showground.

Having opened up a six-point lead in the first two heats, Wolves fought hard in difficult track conditions to preserve their leading position, and entering Heat 13 they still had a slender two-point advantage.

But in that race, Peterborough pair Kenneth Bjerre and Krzysztof Buczkowski shot away from the gate to take a 5-1 over Freddie Lindgren and Tai Woffinden - reversing the margin in their favour.

3-3s in the final two races saw the home side triumph, but Wolves were left furious as they claimed that the Peterborough track staff had unfairly altered the starting gates prior to that all-important Heat 13.

No.1 Freddie Lindgren (12) and Robert Miskowiak (10) led the Wolves charge to take a match point. However, talismanic No.5 Tai Woffinden was suffering from a bout of 'flu as he scored seven, and he now faces a race against time to be fit for Wolves' next meeting at Lakeside on Friday.

Aussie star Ty Proctor, who scored a useful 6+1, said: "It was obviously disappointing towards the end, but we still got a point and at least we are moving forward.

"It was really good to get a point here in tough conditions and it was a very strong team performance."

PETERBOROUGH 46: Krzysztof Buczkowski 11+1, Norbert Kosciuch 10+2, Kenneth Bjerre 9+1, Linus Sundstrom 7+1, Michael Jepsen Jensen 7, Olly Allen 1, Richard Lawson 1

WOLVERHAMPTON 44: Fredrik Lindgren 12, Robert Miskowiak 10, Tai Woffinden 7, Ty Proctor 6+1, Thomas Jorgensen 6, Kenny Ingalls 3+2, Jacob Thorssell 0.

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