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Elite League Review: Wednesday 22 July




There were two important meetings in the Elite League last night, and Poole secured a vital victory against strugglers Wolves to keep the pressure on league leaders Coventry Bees, whilst Kings Lynn got revenge after Monday’s defeat with a win against the Belle Vue Aces.


Poole Pirates 60-33 Wolverhampton Wolves 

The Pirates got revenge for Monday’s defeat against Wolves by thumping the Elite League strugglers at Wimborne Road.

Wolves managed just two race winners on the evening as the Elite League champions closed the gap on the Coventry Bees, aided by two unbeaten riders in skipper Maciej Janowski and Dakota North.

Also on form for the Pirates were Dave Watt, who notched three race wins from five rides and also set the fastest lap record this season at Wimborne Road, and Aussie Chris Holder who was unbeaten from his final three rides.

Wolves, who struggled from the off, were ten points down after five rides, with only Tobiasz Musielak breaking the Pirates winners in the opening stages. From there, the hosts were in control, as Wolves skipper Freddie Lindgren and number one Peter Karlsson managed just 11 points between them.

It was a comfortable evening for the Pirates who find themselves three points behind the Bees, with both sides having completed 20 races each.


Poole Pirates 60

C. Holder 8+1, D. Watt 10, D. North 14+1, K. Gomolski 6+1, M. Janowski 10+2, P. Starke 7+1, K. Newman 5+2

Wolverhampton Wolves 33

P. Karlsson 3+1, J. Thorssell 11, R. Wells 4+1, T. Musielak 5, F. Lindgren 6+1, J. Sarjeant 3, R. Branford 1+1



Kings Lynn Stars 49-41 Belle Vue Aces 

Like Poole, Kings Lynn got their revenge from Monday’s defeat against Belle Vue Aces, extending their lead over the Manchester side in the Elite League table.

Both sides were evenly matched heading into the meeting, as the Stars looked to maintain their unbeaten home record whilst the Aces looked to secure the double against their opponents.

And it was level after the opening four heats, that was until Nicklas Porsing and guest rider Adam Roynon secured a 5-1, before race wins from Niels-Kristian Iversen and Robert Lambert extended the hosts advantage.

The Aces did reduce the deficit and began to sense they could take something from the meeting. But that was until the in-form Iversen secured his fourth win of the evening, giving the Stars the victory and extending their unbeaten home record.

Iversen then rounded off the evening by denying the Aces any points as he overtook Craig Cook in a sublime manner on the final lap of the final heat, earning the hosts full points.


King’s Lynn Stars 49 

NK Iversen 14, R Lambert 8+2, K Bjerre 8+1, N Porsing 6+1, A Roynon 6+1, V Milik 5, A Morris 2.

Belle Vue Aces 41 

M Zagar 11, C Cook 10+1, S Worrall 7, J Grajczonek 5, S Nielsen 4+2, S Nicholls 3+2, M Fricke 1.

Kings Lynn Stars Wolverhampton Wolves

About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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