King’s Lynn Stars team boss Rob Lyon hailed his troops for securing victory and a maximum three league points over Wolverhampton, especially as Robert Lambert and Lewis Kerr were feeling out of sorts.
You could never tell that as the young local pair scored 22, paid 24, points between them!
Lyon revealed that Kerr was still feeling the after-effects of a spill for his Premier League club Newcastle in a 48–43 win over Ipswich at the weekend, while teenager Lambert was ill.
He said of the 25-year-old from Heacham: “It was good considering Lewis wasn’t 100 per cent tonight.
“He was suffering a little bit from his crash on Sunday – not that you’d know it from his racing out there – but he was suffering big time.
“Hats off to him, it was a great performance.”
Of Norfolk-born Lambert, Lyon commented: “Robert wasn’t feeling good at all. He has just been into the first aid room.
“He has been up all night as well. So given the circumstances, with the two boys feeling that way, it was first class.
“We were in the wars in many ways tonight but we pulled out a good win.”
Wolves kept pace with the hosts for the first seven heats, after which it was still only 22-20 to Lynn.
Lyon added: “It was tight, really, but the boys pulled away mid-match and gave us a bit of a cushion.
“Niels (number one rider Iversen) was a bit out of sorts by his usual standards but Kenneth (Bjerre) came to the party.
“Rory (Schlein) was solid, while Robert Lambert was superb, and that’s what teams are all about. Not everybody can fire on all cylinders.”