Wednesday March 29, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON experienced a night to forget as they went down 58-32 in the second leg of the Elite Shield against Poole.

The Parrys International Wolves were well beaten at Wimborne Road as the powerful Pirates lifted the first silverware of the top flight season.

Peter Adams’ side took a 10-point advantage to Dorset after an impressive win in the first leg at Monmore Green on Monday.

Yet it took just eight heats for Poole to turn the deficit into an eight-point advantage as Wolves were left to rue a slow start.

Skipper Freddie Lindgren recorded two of their three race wins, taking the chequered flag in heat one before capping off a tough night with a heat 15 win.

But he admitted his side were simply beaten by a better team on what was a tricky night.

“It was a difficult meeting, and Poole were just a better team on the night it’s as simple as that,” Lindgren said.

“We worked hard and did well to get the win on Monday, but Poole started well and once they started getting a few 5-1s we just fell to pieces a bit.

“It wasn’t the result we wanted and it was a tough night, but it’s been good to get a couple of meetings done and we’ll focus on the first league meeting at Rye House now.”

Fellow Swede Jacob Thorssell was in the thick of the action throughout and demonstrated plenty of composure to see off Brady Kurtz for victory in heat 14.

But Kyle Howarth faded after partnering Lindgren to a 5-1 in the opening race, whilst Adam Skornicki struggled early on before ending the night with a solid second place.

Aussie ace Sam Masters experienced a mixed evening and couldn’t claim a race win whilst young reserve duo Max Clegg and Nathan Greaves were plotted against a flying Poole lower order pairing who accounted for 24 points.

POOLE 58: Nicolai Klindt 15+1, Hans Andersen 12, James Shanes 9+3, Brady Kurtz 8+1, Jack Holder 7+1, Krzysztof Kasprzak 7, Kyle Newman R/R.
WOLVERHAMPTON 32: Freddie Lindgren 9+1, Jacob Thorssell 8, Sam Masters 5, Kyle Howarth 3+1, Adam Skornicki 3, Max Clegg 2, Nathan Greaves 2.
Poole win 98-82 on aggregate.


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