Monday June 23, 2014
WOLVERHAMPTON slipped to their first home defeat of the season at the hands of league leaders King's Lynn in an action-packed clash at Monmore.

Parrys International Wolves suffered a late collapse in the 53-37 defeat - and skipper Tai Woffinden is hoping his side can put it behind them.

He said: "It was a tough night for us - we should have really won tonight being at home but that's just the way it goes sometimes.

"I don't think all the boys were scoring the points they needed to, and against a strong side like King's Lynn that's what happens.

"We've just got to put it behind us now, put it down to a bad night and just look to move on as quickly as possible."

Fresh off the back of his British Final win last week, World Champion Woffinden was in inspired form for the hosts.

He raced to four race wins from his five outings in fine style, yet he received little support on a disappointing night.

Polish star Piotr Pawlicki experienced a rare off night, scoring only three points after seizing his engine in his second ride.

Ricky Wells and Jacob Thorssell did record race wins as they put in creditable showings, yet Ty Proctor struggled after a bright start to his night with a win in heat four.

Down at reserve, Joe Jacobs and debutant Tom Perry fought hard for minimal reward against a strong King's Lynn pairing.

With nine last places, the misfiring Wolves were left bitterly frustrated in their first home meeting in three weeks - but they will look to bounce back when they host Swindon next Monday.

WOLVERHAMPTON 37: Tai Woffinden 13, Ricky Wells 6+1, Jacob Thorssell 6, Ty Proctor 4, Piotr Pawlicki 3, Tom Perry 3, Joe Jacobs 2+1.

KING’S LYNN 53: Lewis Blackbird 12+2, Niels-Kristian Iversen 10+1, Rory Schlein 10+1, Max Fricke 8+2, Robert Lambert 6+1, Kenneth Bjerre 5+1, Lewis Rose 2+1.

Elite League points: Wolverhampton 0 King’s Lynn 4

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