Monday June 17, 2019
WOLVERHAMPTON gave it their best shot but missed out 51-39 at reigning champions Poole.

They held the upper hand in the early stages before letting it slip and yet still had an opportunity to claim a point in the last heat.
Boss Peter Adams said: “The boys gave it a go but it wasn’t enough and there were a couple of very disappointing scores.
“We are going to have to start picking points up on the road pretty soon. We only have 12 opportunities in a season to do that and we have already lost at home.”
Danish star Nicolai Klindt gave one of his best ever UK performances to keep Wolves at bay.
It was a rocky ride for both teams on a tricky Wimborne Road track as both sides got stuck in.
Parrys International Wolves held the upper hand for the first half of the meeting.
They opened up superbly with a maximum from Masters and Howarth after home hero Jack Holder by the deck.
Pirates hit back with former Wolves man Nicolai Klindt leading a 5-1 to level up matters at 9-9.
But skipper Rory Schlein teamed up with reserve Luke Becker for another visitors’ maximum in the next and Wolves went 14-10 up.
They stayed in front until Heat 7 when Kurtz and Covatti put Poole two points up - and they never looked back.
Wolves boss Peter Adams tried Masters as a tactical substitute for Nick Morris - who was having a tough night - in Heat 10. He was beaten for the first time, however, with Poole extending their lead to 10 Poole made sure of the win with another stunning Klindt win partnered by Brady Kurtz to put them 12 up with two to go.
Wolves still had some left in the tank with a brilliant swoop by Nick Morris in Heat 14 to join Luke Becker which gave them a shot at a bonus point in the final heat.
But Klindt delivered the goods for the reigning champions and team rode home with Josh Grajczonek - who didn’t win a race but finished behind a team mate four times for a 5-1. Masters and Howarth were the victims this time.
Wolves were a couple of riders short of where they needed to be and need to start picking points up on the road soon.
POOLE: Nicolai Klindt 17, Brady Kurtz 10+2, Josh Grajczonek 9+5, Nico Covatti 7, Richie Worrall 6+1, Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen 2, Jack Holder 0.
WOLVERHAMPTON: Sam Masters 12, Luke Becker 9+1, Kyle Howarth 6+1, Rory Schlein 6, Jacob Thorssell 3+1, Nick Morris 2, Ashley Morris 1+1.

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