Saturday August 09, 2014
WOLVERHAMPTON let a winning position slip in a frustrating 47-45 defeat at Leicester on Saturday.

Parrys International Wolves were denied an away win after conceding a heartbreaking 5-1 in a last heat decider.

They looked good for all four league points part way through the meeting and held an 11 point lead with six races to go.

But the Lions fought back with an 8-1 and a 5-1 in heats 10 and 11 respectively to pull back level.

A heat 13 victory from Tai Woffinden, in between two shared heats, meant Wolves held a two point advantage going into the final heat.

But the Wolves skipper packed up on the start line and Peter Karlsson couldn't find a way past the two home riders.

Frustrated boss Peter Adams said: "I can't quite believe how we haven't won that meeting tonight," he commented.

"We made a good start to the meeting and we were in complete control the momentum swung in Leicester's favour when Tom Perry packed up when leading a 5-1 in heat nine.

"But all said and done we still had chances to win this meeting and I suppose tonight just sums up our season really.

"We should be going home with three or four league points but we're only leaving with one.

"But it was a much more encouraging performance from the side tonight and we need to take some of the positives into our remaining fixtures."

LEICESTER 47: Jason Doyle 13, Nicolai Klindt 12+1, Craig Cook 6+2, Krzysztof Buczkowski 6+1, Mads Korneliussen 5+1, Nathan Greaves 3, Max Clegg 2.

WOLVERHAMPTON 45: Peter Karlsson 11, Joe Jacobs 10+3, Tai Woffinden 8, Jacob Thorssell 6+1, Lasse Bjerre 6, Tom Perry 2+1, Chris Harris 2.

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