WOLVES 4 LEICESTER 2, ABANDONED

Monday June 02, 2014
PARRY’S INTERNATIONAL Wolves’ home Elite League clash with Leicester was abandoned after just one heat when rain descended on Monmore Green.

A close encounter had been expected between the Midland sides, but after Heat 2 was halted when Lions reserve Max Clegg came to grief on the second lap the heavens opened and referee Chris Durno opted to call a halt after consultation with the two captains.

The action that did take place was good, with Jacob Thorssell passing Leicester’s Jason Doyle to win Heat 1 as the rain clouds gathered, whilst Tai Woffinden just held off Simon Stead for third.

Wolves reserves Joe Jacobs and Ashley Morris were on a 5-1 in Heat 2 when Clegg fell, but a heavy 15-minute shower then followed and that put paid to a re-run and any further racing.

The cloudburst spoiled the Woffinden’s hopes of a big score to celebrate his victory in Saturday’s Czech Grand Prix in Prague.
Woffinden said: “The track staff would have needed about two hours to fix it. They would have had to scrape off the wet stuff and then relay the surface.

“The track was ruined by the rain and the only sensible thing was to call it off.”

The match will be re-staged later in the season, but in the meantime Wolves get ready for a busy schedule of away matches. This starts with a visit to Poole on Wednesday, Coventry on Friday and then next week they face trips to both King’s Lynn and Swindon.

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