Monday August 07, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON skipper Freddie Lindgren hailed his side's character after their 50-43 home win over Poole - and admits he was delighted to send the Pirates home empty handed.

The Parrys International Wolves continued to put the pressure on the top two in the Premiership as they secured a second victory at Monmore Green in the space of a week.

Just four points separated the two sides with seven races gone, but three consecutive heat advantages saw the hosts storm into a 14-point lead.

But the Pirates hit back with an 8-1 in Heat 11 which was swiftly followed by a 5-1 in the next after a controversial exclusion for home man Rory Schlein.

With just three points in it, Wolves' Swedish spearhead duo of Jacob Thorssell and Lindgren delivered the goods when it mattered most.

Lindgren was involved in an enthralling battle with visiting skipper Hans Andersen and eventually outsmarted the Dane to force his way through and take the chequered flag.

The penultimate race saw Thorssell shoved right up to the fence down the back straight of the opening lap, but he kept it wound on and bravely squeezed past both Poole riders to lead home another 3-3.

And the Swedish duo combined in Heat 15 to wrap up a 5-1 which not only added three more points to their league tally, but also sent the visitors packing with nothing to show for their efforts.

Said Lindgren: "It looked good for us early on but Poole had to rely on the black and white to get themselves back in it again and they started to run us close.

"But me and Jacob managed to pull it off in the final three races and it was the perfect result for us in the end.

"To deny them a point could be so, so important because they're up there in the mix and it's getting so tight at the top.

"But we're delighted to add another win to the table and we got the bit of revenge we were after because we felt they were very lucky to end our unbeaten home run when they came here a few weeks ago."

The Parrys International Wolves travel to Somerset on Wednesday, knowing a win or a draw would see them move back into second place in the Premiership.

WOLVERHAMPTON 50: Jacob Thorssell 16+1, Freddie Lindgren 12+1, Kyle Howarth 10+1, Rory Schlein 6+1, Nathan Greaves 4+2, Ellis Perks 2, Sam Masters R/R.

POOLE 43: Timo Lahti 11+1, Paul Starke 10, Edward Kennett 9+1, Jack Holder 7+1, Hans Andersen 6+3, James Shanes 0, Richie Worrall R/R.


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