Wednesday April 03, 2019
WOLVERHAMPTON underlined their Premiership class with an impressive 53-37 win at Birmingham in David Mason’s Farewell meeting.

Mason brought the curtain down on a 20-year career with an entertaining night at Perry Barr as Birmingham prepare for their return to professional racing after four years at National League level.

But Parrys International Wolves were party poopers after making a flying start with four maximum 5-1 race wins in the opening six heats.

Skipper Sam Masters set the tone with a comfortable win in the first race, romping home ahead of new Birmingham signing Tobias Thomsen and guest rider Stevie Worrall.

And reserve pair Ashley Morris and Nathan Greaves handed Peter Adams’ men the early lead with a hard fought win over determined home skipper James Shanes in the next.

The racing improved and Heat 6 was a cracker with Morris and Thomsen jostling for second place before both came to grief and the home man was excluded – Wolves took the 5-1 gratefully.

American ace Luke Becker, on his Wolves debut, started slowly but his win in Heat 11 over home star Ulrich Ostergaard and Masters third was well deserved. The 4-2 for Wolves put them almost out of sight.

Despite a late rally from the home side, Max Clegg and Becker teamed up for a maximum in the last race.

Said Becker: “I grew into the meeting a little as it went on and it was an okay first one I guess.

“It was just good to get some proper laps against some other riders out of the way though.

“It was a good win for the team and we’re looking forward to the next one already.”

Wolverhampton now turn their attentions to Monday when they face Peterborough at Monmore in the Premiership Supporters’ Cup. The meeting will give fans an opportunity to vote via twitter on which riders they want to see in the penultimate race.

BIRMINGHAM 37: Zach Wajtknecht 8, Steve Worrall 7+1, Tobias Thomsen 6, Paco Castagna 6, Ulrich Ostergaard 4+1, James Shanes 4+1, Kyle Newman 2+1.
WOLVERHAMPTON 53: Ashley Morris 12+2, Kyle Howarth 12, Sam Masters 10, Max Clegg 7+3, Luke Becker 6+1, Nathan Greaves 6+1, Nick Morris R/R.


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