Wednesday July 06, 2016
WOLVERHAMPTON added a potentially crucial point to their Elite League points tally as they slipped to a 46-44 defeat at Belle Vue.

The Parrys International Wolves put in a battling display and narrowly missed out on victory in a tense top of the table clash at the National Speedway Stadium.

Skipper Freddie Lindgren put in a sensational showing to lead the side, helping them race into a six point lead early on before ensuring they did not leave empty handed with victory in the final race.

Although they came within a whisker of victory, Lindgren insisted they were pleased to earn a point to show for their determined efforts.

“In the end I think we can be happy with a point,” said Lindgren. “Belle Vue are a strong side and are probably one of the favourites in the Elite League, so to get a point against them away from home is a good result.

“It was a tight meeting, but I was very happy with my own performance. I was making good starts all night and I was pleased with the way I rode.”

The Swedish star was in stunning form as he dropped just one point from five rides, whilst all of the top five recorded race wins.

Experienced No.2 Peter Karlsson and heat-leader Sam Masters also starred early in the meeting to ensure the visitors edged in front.

In contrast, Jacob Thorssell and guest Nicolai Klindt claimed important race wins early on to ensure they held off a late Aces onslaught to secure a consolation point.

However, reserve due Kyle Howarth and Max Clegg gained little points to show for their efforts as they were comfortably outscored by their Belle Vue counterparts.

It was nonetheless a pleasing display from Peter Adams’ side, who were weakened by the absence of injury victim Joonas Kylmakorpi.

Wolves will go in search of more away points when they face another top of the table encounter with Swindon at the Abbey on Thursday (7.30)

A full preview of Thursday’s trip to Swindon will be issued tomorrow morning.

BELLE VUE 46: Max Fricke 12, Richie Worrall 8+1, Joe Jacobs 7+2, Craig Cook 6+1, Matej Zagar 6, Steve Worrall 4+1, Scott Nicholls 3+1.

WOLVERHAMPTON 44: Freddie Lindgren 14, Sam Masters 8, Peter Karlsson 6+1, Jacob Thorssell 6, Nicolai Klindt 5, Kyle Howarth 3+1, Max Clegg 2.

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