WOLVES 51 COVENTRY 39

Monday August 13, 2012
WOLVERHAMPTON secured maximum points from their impressive 51-39 win over neighbours Coventry at Monmore on Monday.

It was a superb all-round team effort by the Parrys International Wolves who had Tai Woffinden in fine form with 13 and Freddie Lindgren notched 10+1.

Coventry were depleted with the loss of British Champion Scott Nicholls with a shoulder injury and Grand Prix star Chris Harris crashed out in Heat 11 when chasing hard after Woffinden. Harris suffered concussion and his loss ended any hopes of a Bees revival.

Despite a 5-1 courtesy of Ricky Wells and Nicolai Klindt in Heat 3, the sides were level after 5 races - but Wolves reeled off a trio of 4-2s between heats 6 and 8 to build up a substantial lead.

But without their big hitters Coventry were unable to make an impact and it was encouraging for Wolverhampton to see Klindt (8+2) and Pontus Aspgren (7) scoring well after injury.

Boss Peter Adams said: “It was a good win. I know that the loss of Harris took the sting out of them, but we were very pleased with that.

“Our ambition now is to finish higher than any other Midlands club, and we have gone a long way to achieving that by beating Coventry tonight.”

WOLVERHAMPTON 51: Tai Woffinden 13, Freddie Lindgren 10+1, Nicolai Klindt 8+2, Ricky Wells 7+2, Pontus Aspgren 7, Ty Proctor 4, Jacob Thorssell 2.

COVENTRY 39: Kenni Larsen 15, Aaron Summers 8, Chris Harris 7+1, Eddie Kennett 5, Michal Szczepaniak 2+1, Kevin Doolan 2, Scott Nicholls R/R.

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