Saturday June 08, 2013
PARRYS International Wolves suffered a narrow 43-47 defeat against Eastbourne in a tense Elite League encounter at Arlington.

Yet they left Sussex with a point for the second time this season after a valiant display in the absence of Tai Woffinden and Ty Proctor.

And team boss Peter Adams was pleased his side did not leave empty-handed.

He said: "Obviously we would have taken a point before the meeting.

"After leading for so long it is a shame we couldn't come out on top, but given we were missing both Ty Proctor and Tai Woffinden it is a good result.

"Lewis Bridger was in inspired form at reserve for them, and in the end that was the difference between the two sides."

A 5-1 in the opening race of the night set Wolves up to take a six-point lead after four outings.

However, an Eagles maximum pulled the hosts level in Heat 9, before a further heat advantage in Heat 13 put Wolves behind for the first time and set up a nervy finale.

But Wolves held on to take a point despite a severely weakened side, with the entire six-man side chipping in to cover their absences.

EASTBOURNE 47: Lewis Bridger 17, Bjarne Pedersen 15, Simon Gustafsson 10+1, Timo Lahti 3+1, Kyle Newman 2+1, Lukas Dryml 0, Cameron Woodward R/R.

WOLVERHAMPTON 43: Freddie Lindgren 12+1, Ricky Wells 9+1, Stuart Robson 8+2, Adam Skornicki 6+1, Jacob Thorssell 4+1, Ludvig Lindgren 4, Tai Woffinden R/R.

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