Monday July 22, 2019
FIRED-UP Wolverhampton breathed new life into their play-off bid as they racked up their biggest win of the season on Monday.

Parrys International Wolves moved back into the top four with an emphatic 59-31 home triumph over Peterborough on a much more pleasing display all-round.

Boss Peter Adams expressed his frustrations following two below par fixtures last week and demanded improvement from all areas of his team.

And his riders delivered in fine style as they swept aside the Panthers without any real problems.

They took control early on as they bagged five advantages in their favour in the opening six races.

Recent recruit Ryan Douglas and reserve Kyle Howarth both made flying starts while skipper Rory Schlein and American ace Luke Becker both had to work hard to come through for third place in Heats One and Two respectively.

Seven-times British Champion Scott Nicholls, who was released by Wolves earlier in the season, won his opening ride on his return to Monmore Green before Becker made life much easier with a quick start in the fourth as he took the chequered flag.

Middle order pairing Jacob Thorssell and Nick Morris have had plenty of ups and downs since they returned to the Wolves line-up in May following early season injuries – but this was without doubt their most impressive performance as a pair.

They picked up two 5-1s in their three races together as the hosts led by 16-points with nine races gone.

And by the time the break came, Wolves were home and dry courtesy of another 5-1. This time Sam Masters made the gate while Howarth eventually got the better of Chris Harris after a thrilling battle with the Great Britain international.

Wolves would finish strongly too with further wins for Thorssell, Schlein and Masters as they ruthlessly continued to build on their margin.

Boss Adams said: “For once the team performed how it should do.

“You can’t fault any of them tonight; they were all in the mix, they all rode very hard for their points and contributed to some terrific racing on a very well prepared track.

“We acknowledge that there are tougher challenges up ahead but if the team perform like that between now and the end of the season on a more regular basis then we should fear no-one.”

The Monmore men won 11 of the 15 races and suffered just one last place on a thrilling night of entertainment in front of a bumper crowd.

Now they turn their attentions to digging deep on the road as they go in search of another away victory.

They head to Ipswich on Thursday (7.30) – a venue they came to within a whisker of winning at earlier in the season.

WOLVERHAMPTON 59: Jacob Thorssell 12, Sam Masters 11+1, Kyle Howarth 8+2, Ryan Douglas 8+1, Rory Schlein 7, Luke Becker 7, Nick Morris 6+4.
PETERBOROUGH 31: Scott Nicholls 12, Rohan Tungate 5, Charles Wright 4+1, Lewis Kerr 3, Ty Proctor 3, Chris Harris 2, Aaron Summers 2.


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