Monday April 30, 2018
MAXIMUM man Rory Schlein issued a chilling warning after Wolverhampton overcame King's Lynn 49-41: “We are only going to get better.”

The Parrys International Wolves secured a third straight home victory but were made to work for it in spite of skipper Schlein’s second straight five-ride full maximum on home shale.

Wolves made a flying start by opening with a pair of 5-1s before Schlein soared away with blistering gates in heats three and five.

The Aussie ace was challenged more in heat nine but came out of a tight second turn on top after all four riders had challenged for supremacy.

He had little to worry about in his final two outings, though, leading the pair of shared races that thwarted the visitors in their last-ditch push for a consolation point.

“It was not our best performance as a team and hardly up there with what we did in the first two home meetings but we showed character, dug in and got the result we needed,” said Schlein.

“We are only going to get better with more laps, we will get faster and hopefully put more points on the board.

“It is a team sport and all of us really had to dig deep. Kyle (Howarth) had a bit of bad luck, Ash (Morris) was battling hard and deserved more than what he got.

“The main thing was getting three points and sending away King’s Lynn with nothing and that was what we did.”

On his own form, Schlein added: “Everyone asks me what I put it down to and I would say my clean bill of health has been vital.

“We have been working on the starts as well. They make life a lot easier but we also had to come from the back at times.

“We put a good pass on Robert (Lambert) who was pretty quick and saw it through in the end.”

Next up for Wolves is a trip to Belle Vue Aces in the first leg of the Knockout Cup on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 (noon).

WOLVERHAMPTON 49: Rory Schlein 15, Jacob Thorssell 11, Ashley Morris 7+1, Sam Masters 7, Kyle Howarth 3+2, Nathan Greaves 3+2, Cameron Heeps 3+1.

KING’S LYNN 41: Robert Lambert 14+1, Ty Proctor 7+1, Niels-Kristian Iversen 6, Thomas Jorgensen 4+2, Michael Palm Toft 4, Lewis Kerr 3+2, Kasper Andersen 3+1.

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