LAKESIDE 55 WOLVES 37

Friday July 20, 2012
WOLVERHAMPTON were sent crashing to an eighteen-point defeat at play-off chasers Lakeside on Friday evening.

The Parrys International Wolves couldn’t follow-up their performance of Thursday where they gained a consolation league point at Peterborough, this time returning home empty-handed despite an encouraging start.

It all began brightly enough on the rain-affected Purfleet track with skipper Freddie Lindgren and Ty Proctor opening up the match with a 5-1 over Davey Watt, but the Essex men quickly levelled and were soon in control.

Maximums in races 3 and 5 put them eight-points ahead, although Tai Woffinden and Matej Kus did respond with a 4-2 in Heat 6.

But in the mid-point of the meeting the Hammers appeared to step up a gear gaining a 33-21 advantage - albeit assisted by a Woffinden fall on the first bend of Heat 9.

Robert Miskowiak was then nominated for double-points in Heat 10 but made a poor start and trailed in last. The end result was a Lakeside 5-1 putting them into an unassailable 38-22 lead.

Lindgren did have a better return from his tactical ride in Heat 11 – finishing second behind an impressive Justin Sedgmen – and with Proctor third the deficit was again reduced.

But Heat 12 saw former Wolves man Peter Karlsson and Kauko Nieminen gain a 4-2 advantage and the Monmore legend completed his 15-point full-house by leading home Lindgren and Proctor in Heat 15.

LAKESIDE 55: Peter Karlsson 15, Kauko Nieminen 11+1, Davey Watt 9, Justin Sedgmen 8+1, Kim Nilsson 7+3, Jonas Davidsson 4+1, Robert Mear 1.

WOLVERHAMPTON 37: Freddie Lindgren 10+1, Ty Proctor 8+2, Tai Woffinden 7+1, Ricky Wells 5, Robert Miskowiak 4+1, Matej Kus 2, Jacob Thorssell 1.

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