Thursday June 02, 2016
WOLVERHAMPTON secured a hard fought consolation Elite League point as they went down 48-42 at King's Lynn.

The Parrys International Wolves held a four point advantage in the early stages, but the hosts dug deep to turn the meeting around.

A 5-1 in heat 15 would have seen the Monmore men snatch a final heat victory - but any hope was ended when Freddie Lindgren's bike packed up on the start line.

Wolves heat-leader Joonas Kylmakorpi says he is proud of his side's efforts and believes to come away with a point with a patched-up team deserves a lot of credit.

"We knew it was going to be tough without Jacob (Thorssell), Mikkel (Bech) and Kyle (Howarth), but we all did our best and I think we deserved at least a point," said Kylmakorpi.

"If someone would have offered us that before the meeting we would have taken it and with everything considered I think it's a fantastic result - and it maybe could have been even better!

"Our two guests (Lewis Bridger and Lewis Kerr) were really impressive and we must thank them for their points.

"We are still in a very strong position but it's important we get a win at home to Coventry on Monday."

Kylmakorpi top-scored for the Wolves after starting his night with two heat victories.

Lewis Kerr and Lewis Bridger did a marvellous job as guest replacements and combined for a 5-1 in heat nine which drew the scores level.

Freddie Lindgren had a solid night at No.1 - and could have scored more had it not been for a tapes exclusion and an engine failure.

Sam Masters got better as the night went on and rounded off his night with a race win while Ashley Morris was in the mix a lot more than his one point suggests.

The Wolves host local rivals Coventry at Monmore Green on Monday (June 6, 7.30).

KING'S LYNN 48: Niels-Kristian Iversen 12, Robert Lambert 9+3, Simon Lambert 8+2, Lewis Rose 7+1, Mads Korneliussen 6, Carl Wilkinson 3+1, Troy Batchelor 3.

WOLVERHAMPTON 42: Joonas Kylmakorpi 10+1, Lewis Kerr 9, Lewis Bridger 8+1, Freddie Lindgren 8, Sam Masters 6, Ashley Morris 1+1, Jacob Thorssell R/R.


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