COVENTRY 38 WOLVES 52

Friday April 01, 2016
WOLVERHAMPTON got their Elite League campaign off to a dream start with a stunning 52-38 away win over Coventry at Brandon.

The Parrys International Wolves put in a hugely impressive performance to come out on top against their local rivals and claim all four Elite League points.

Fans’ favourite Freddie Lindgren was back to his breath-taking best, striking a sensational five-ride paid maximum to lead the Monmore men to victory.

And whilst keen not to get too carried away so early in the season, the Swedish star was in jubilant mood after their memorable win.

“I’m mega happy with tonight,” said Lindgren. “It’s still early but it’s obviously really nice to get off to such a great start, not just for myself but also for the team, with an away win.

“We really need something good this year and it’s a dream start for us. It’s just what we wanted, it’s a good result and it’s nice to get four points on the board.

“We still have to keep our feet on the ground and look forward to the meeting against Swindon on Monday.

“We knows it’s important to get off to a winning start at home, and with a lot of new faces that’s going to be a challenge, but we are looking forward to it.”

Debutant Joonas Kylmakorpi also performed magnificently in the No.1 spot as he reeled off four classy wins in his final four rides including a 5-1 alongside Lindgren in heat 15 to wrap up all four points.

Reserve Kyle Howarth also enjoyed a night to remember against his former club, with a double figure points haul featuring a vital win in heat nine to give Wolves the lead for the first time.

Jacob Thorssell and Sam Masters both claimed a race win apiece whilst Mikkel Bech was in the thick of the action throughout to bag a hard-fought paid four.

Youngster Max Clegg endured a tough night in the No.7 spot but added two important points after Bees reserve Martin Knuckey, guesting James Sarjeant, withdrew after a crash in his opening ride.

After starting their season in confident fashion, Peter Adams’ side will look to make it two wins out of two as they welcome Swindon to Monmore Green for their home opener on Monday (7.30).

COVENTRY 38: Chris Harris 10, Jason Garrity 7+2, Josh Bates 7, Danny King 5+1, Kacper Woryna 5, Krzysztof Kasprzak 4+1, Martin Knuckey 0.

WOLVERHAMPTON 52: Freddie Lindgren 12+3, Joonas Kylmakorpi 12, Kyle Howarth 11, Jacob Thorssell 7, Sam Masters 5+1, Mikkel Bech 3+1, Max Clegg 2+1.

Picture: JEFF DAVIES

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