BELLE VUE 43 WOLVES 47

Monday August 19, 2019
WOLVES boss Peter Adams paid tribute to Jacob Thorssell and Kyle Howarth after a “massive” win at Belle Vue.

The Monmore side won a feisty encounter 47-43 at the National Speedway Stadium on a damp night in Manchester.

Belle Vue were already without Max Fricke through injury and then Kenneth Bjerre arrived late after being stuck in traffic.

It ended up being a see-saw battle with a narrow lead exchanged several times during the clash of the old foes.

Boss Adams said: “We don’t know how significant that result is right now. It certainly puts the cat among the pigeons.

“We’ve now got another massive match on Monday against Poole, we have to make sure we don’t undo the good work we’ve done tonight.

“Every team bar Peterborough are in the mix and there’s a lot of matches to be ridden just yet. We’ve just got to keep up this good form.”

Bjerre arrived in time for Heat 7 and it seemed to lift the home side as they took a 4-2 and 5-1 to take the lead.

But Wolves kept their cool to hold on with Thorssell reeling off three classy wins in the second half of the meeting to see the visitors home after Bjerre arrived late to produce 12 points.

In truth all the Monmore team played their part. Luke Becker was excellent early on while Schlein and Sam Masters were solid. Nick Morris popped out to win a crucial Heat 14 when it was most needed.

However, Howarth’s paid 10 performance from reserve probably swung the result the way of Wolves.

Adams added: “We weren’t very happy that the meeting was delayed to allow Kenneth Bjerre time to arrive after he was stuck in traffic. We will speak to the authorities about that.

“Jacob Thorsell and Kyle Howarth were excellent tonight. Especially Kyle because he’s riding with an injury so it was vital.”

BELLE VUE 43: Kenneth Bjerre 12, Jaimon Lidsey 11+2, Dimitri Berge 7+1, Jye Etheridge 6, Steve Worrall 5+1, Dan Bewley 2+1, Max Fricke R/R.
WOLVERHAMPTON 47: Jacob Thorssell 10+1, Kyle Howarth 8+2, Sam Masters 8+1, Rory Schlein 7+1, Nick Morris 6+1, Luke Becker 5, Ryan Douglas 3+2.

Picture: IAN CHARLES

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