Monday October 01, 2012
WOLVERHAMPTON overcame the loss of star man Freddie Lindgren to edge out Belle Vue 46-44 in their home league meeting of the season on Monday.

Lindgren, who is enjoying his best ever season at Grand Prix level, crashed heavily in Heat 11 and took no further part in the meeting.

Pontus Aspgren underlined his true potential for Parrys International Wolves with a solid 10+2 score from reserve and guest Scott Nicholls, in for the injured Tai Woffinden, was solid with 9 alongside Ricky Wells.

Conditions were heavy after rain earlier in the day and the track caught some riders out – including Lindgren.

Tom Perry made use of his track knowledge from the Dudley Heathens as a guest rider for Belle Vue, and revelled in the conditions. He reeled in his Heathens team mate Morris, called up to replace the injured Jacob Thorsell, in Heat 4, the pair riding side by side on the last lap, before Perry swept around the outside to claim second.

Perry repeated the feat in Heat 8, snatching second from Proctor on the line to give the Aces a 5-1.
Rory Schlein was immaculate for the Aces. Nicolai Klindt lost the lead in Heat 5, drifting wide on the fourth turn before Schlein went past Wells on the last lap. In Heat 11 he had swept around the outside of Lindgren and Aspgren on the third and fourth turns, before Lindgren came to grief later in the race.

Parrys International Wolves owner Chris Van Straaten said: “Freddie took a tumble but he’s going to be OK, he just withdrew as a precaution.

“Rory Schlein was unbelievable and young Tom Perry was great value for Belle Vue. We were just pleased to get the win.”

WOLVERHAMPTON 46: Pontus Aspgren 10+2, Ricky Wells 9+1, Scott Nicholls 9, Nicolai Klindt 7+1, Freddie Lindgren 6, Ty Proctor 4+2, Ashley Morris 1.

BELLE VUE 44: Rory Schlein 15, Patrick Hougaard 8+1, Mark Lemon 7, Tom Perry 5+1, Renat Gafurov 5, Ales Dryml 4, Artur Mroczka 0.

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