Monday September 04, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON rounded off their regular season fixtures with a dominant 48-24 win over depleted King’s Lynn at Monmore Green.

The struggling Stars were already heading to the West Midlands understrength and saw their hopes all but ended after a heat two pile-up wiped out both their reserves.

With both Josh Auty and guest Tom Perry ruled out for the remainder of the evening, they were reduced to just four riders.

And the Parrys International Wolves took full advantage with a ruthless display to claim three points.

It was a straight-forward end to a hectic evening for Peter Adams’ side after seeing off Swindon in the first meeting of their double header.

Adams admitted he had some sympathy for the visitors – but he was nonetheless pleased to see his side secure their second win of the evening.

Said Adams: “It was a shame how things turned out, and it was almost a repeat of when we were at King’s Lynn a fortnight ago.

“They were starting the match with six riders, then within two minutes another two of them were on the sidelines.

“It was dreadfully bad luck for them and it made for a very one-sided contest thereafter, but it’s over and done with now and we’ve got some wonderful nights to look forward to here at Monmore in what remains of the season.”

The same spill which caused King’s Lynn problems also ended Nathan Greaves’ evening as he was left feeling worse for wear and suffered extensive damage to his machinery.

But it was otherwise an excellent meeting for Wolves, who picked up where they left off against Swindon.

Greaves’ reserve partner Mark Riss top scored as he covered his absence, including an excellent final bend to hold second place from Michael Palm Toft and strike a 5-1 alongside Sam Masters in heat seven.

Jacob Thorssell struck a faultless, three-ride paid maximum whilst Masters earned two wins from his three outings.

No.1 Freddie Lindgren also suffered only one defeat as he made a mistake chasing the determined Adam Ellis in heat six, whilst Kyle Howarth and Rory Schlein put in solid showings as Wolves ran riot.

They will now prepare to take on Belle Vue in the SGB Premiership play-offs semi-finals, with the first leg in Manchester on Monday, September 18 (7.30) and the second leg at Monmore Green the following week, September 25 (7.30).

WOLVERHAMPTON 48: Mark Riss 11+1, Rory Schlein 9+1, Jacob Thorssell 8+1, Freddie Lindgren 7+1, Sam Masters 7+1, Kyle Howarth 6+2, Nathan Greaves 0.
KING’S LYNN 24: Robert Lambert 8, Adam Ellis 7, Thomas Jorgensen 5, Michael Palm Toft 4, Josh Auty 0, Tom Perry 0, Kai Huckenbeck r/r.

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