WOLVES 51 KING'S LYNN 39

Monday May 13, 2019
WOLVERHAMPTON came good when it mattered most to see off a brave King’s Lynn side 51-39 in a tense Premiership battle at Monmore.

The visitors, who finished last season as league leaders, refused to let the Parrys International Wolves pull clear until a late surge got Peter Adams’ men over the line.

Boss Adams played a blinder with his tactics at the perfect time. In the penultimate race he used in-form Scott Nicholls to cover for Nick Morris and also replaced Ashley Morris with American ace Luke Becker – and they gained the 5-1 to put the result beyond doubt.

Young sensation Becker was unlucky in the early stages. He hit the back straight fence in the second race and was left with no option but to lay the bike down in his second outing to avoid Lynn man Thomas Jorgensen who pulled a locker.

But he bounced back when it mattered most to deliver the knockout blow and hand the points to the home side.

Lynn were in contention until the latter stages when Wolverhampton took control.

There was some good racing to entertain fans, starting in the opener when Wolverhampton man Kyle Howarth pulled off a clever switch to pass Lewis Kerr and help the home side to a 4-2.

A succession of shared heats followed with former Monmore favourite Ty Proctor, a league winner with the club in 2009, enjoying some fine form as he romped to successive wins.

Lynn pulled level in Heat 5 with Kerr notching a fine win and skipper Lambert, who was below his best, came through for the 4-2.
Howarth’s determination paid off in the eighth as he snatched a second race win of the night, cutting back under Kasper Andersen on the run to the line.
Proctor was beaten for the first time by Sam Masters but King’s Lynn stayed in contention at 35-31 with four races remaining.

But Wolverhampton had plenty left in the tank to go on and notch three valuable Premiership points.
Skipper Rory Schlein produced an inspirational performance, dropping just two points from six outings.
“When you’re required you’ve got to go out and do it haven’t you,” Schlein said.
“Of late we’ve been allowing teams to stay in the hunt but again we’ve dug deep to get over the line.
“It was a solid team performance at home again where we’ve showed some more great character and we’re just delighted with three more points to stay unbeaten in the league.”

Parrys International Wolves travel to Ipswich next Monday (May 20, 7.30) before another Bank Holiday double (May 27) against Belle Vue with a start time at Monmore of 8pm.

WOLVERHAMPTON 51: Rory Schlein 16, Scott Nicholls 9+2, Sam Masters 9+1, Kyle Howarth 9, Luke Becker 4+2, Ashley Morris 4+1, Nick Morris R/R.
KING’S LYNN 39: Michael Palm Toft 10, Ty Proctor 8, Lewis Kerr 6+1, Robert Lambert 5+1, Kasper Andersen 5+1, Thomas Jorgensen 4+1, Erik Riss 1+1.

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