Monday April 16, 2018
RETURNING star Jacob Thorssell scored a brilliant maximum as Wolverhampton opened their Premiership campaign with a 60-30 trouncing of Rye House.

The super Swede romped to a full five ride max in his first fixture as the club's No.1 - almost seven months after breaking his back.

It's been a long road to recovery for the 24-year-old, but a relieved Thorssell was delighted with his return to the track.

"I had a few nerves beforehand because it was my first one of the season in England," Thorssell said.

"But after riding how I did and scoring a maximum, it does feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

"Since I was lay in hospital it hasn't been easy and it's been a long way back.

"But a night like this makes it all worth it and it gives me a lot of confidence going into the rest of the season.

"It was a brilliant team performance tonight as well and that's the most important thing."

Thorssell linked up brilliantly with Kyle Howarth in the No.1 and No.2 positions.

The duo secured four, 5-1 maximums as the talented Brit also went unbeaten by an opposing rider.

Skipper Rory Schlein and Sam Masters dropped just one point apiece to the Rockets while local lad Ashley Morris produced an impressive, mature performance from the reserve berths.

Cameron Heeps managed a trio of third places as he battled through sickness while Nathan Greaves insisted there's plenty more to come from him after coming through his first meeting since last October.

The Parrys International Wolves are back in action at Monmore Green next Monday when Poole are the visitors.

WOLVERHAMPTON 60: Jacob Thorssell 15, Kyle Howarth 11+4, Rory Schlein 11, Sam Masters 10+1, Ashley Morris 8+1, Cameron Heeps 3, Nathan Greaves 2+1.

RYE HOUSE 30: Edward Kennett 6, Scott Nicholls 6, Aaron Summers 5+1, Chris Harris 5, Krzysztof Kasprzak 5, Stuart Robson 3, Max Clegg 0.


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