COVENTRY 45 WOLVES 45

Friday August 31, 2012
A LAST heat 5-1 from Freddie Lindgren and Tai Woffinden saw Wolverhampton snatch a sensational 45-45 draw at Midland rivals Coventry on Friday.

The Bees had opened up a six-point lead after only three races - but 5-1s from Lindgren and the impressive Ty Proctor in Heats 5 and 11 kept the Parrys International Wolves within touching distance.

With the pressure on to secure at least a point, Woffinden and Lindgren exploded out of the traps in the last race of the night before team-riding home for the final two laps to keep out a detirmined Eddie Kennett - which gave Wolves an unlikely draw.

Rider-replacement yielded only 3 points in place of the absent Nicolai Klindt, whilst a combined total of only 3 from guesting reserves Jason Bunyan and Mason Campton meant a lot of pressure was placed on the top four.

Yet they delivered as Woffinden’s 14+1 score was backed-up by superbly by Lindgren (13), whilst Proctor (8+2) and Ricky Wells (7) also stepped up to the plate to help Wolves to avoid defeat away from home for the first time in 2012.

A jubilant Lindgren said: “My performance was very good and I was gating very well which was important because the track was a lot slicker than it usually is at Coventry.

“We are really happy with the result. It has been a tough year and it has been a long time since we did well away from home. But we got a point at Birmingham and we drew here tonight so things are looking a little better.”

COVENTRY 45: Edward Kennett 10+1, Kenni Larsen 7+2, Michal Szczepaniak 7+1, Chris Harris 7, Scott Nicholls 7, Josef Franc 4+2, Leigh Lanham 3.

WOLVERHAMPTON 45: Tai Woffinden 14+1, Freddie Lindgren 13, Ty Proctor 8+2, Ricky Wells 7, Jason Bunyan 2, Mason Campton 1, Nicolai Klindt R/R.

Report: RICH JONES

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