Wednesday May 22, 2013
WOLVERHAMPTON suffered only their second Elite League defeat of the season as they went down 46-44 at local rivals Birmingham.

Yet after a night of tight racing at Perry Barr, the Parrys International Wolves did not leave empty-handed, continuing their run of taking points from every meeting in 2013.

Having already entered the meeting without Adam Skornicki, Wolves were reduced to five riders when Ty Proctor was forced to withdraw after aggravating a shoulder injury in Heat 8.

But team boss Peter Adams was happy with a point against a strong Brummies side.

He said: "Obviously you can't win them all. Given the strength of Birmingham and the form they've been in, that's what we came looking for and that's what we got.

"It's frustrating obviously after coming so close to winning, but if we can now take three points against them at Wolves on Monday it will be a job well done."

Skipper Fredrik Lindgren led the charge for Wolverhampton with a six-ride paid-maximum whilst Tai Woffinden continued his blistering form with 13+1.

Yet reserves Ludvig Lindgren and Jacob Thorssell both failed to score after Heat 2, and Ricky Wells also endured a tough night scoring 6.

BIRMINGHAM 46: Martin Smolinski 14+3, Jason Doyle 9, Danny King 9, Ben Barker 6+1, Nico Covatti 3+2, Chris Harris 3, Josh Auty 2+2.

WOLVERHAMPTON 44: Freddie Lindgren 16+2, Tai Woffinden 13+1, Ty Proctor 6, Ricky Wells 6, Ludvig Lindgren 2, Jacob Thorssell 1, Adam Skornicki R/R.

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