Iversen seals last-gasp maximum points for King’s Lynn Stars

King's Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Niels-Kristian Iversen ANL-140316-191722002

King's Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Niels-Kristian Iversen ANL-140316-191722002

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Number one Niels-Kristian Iversen produced a final heat victory to give the King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars maximum points against Belle Vue on Wednesday night at the Adrian Flux Arena.

With the win in the bag, the Stars went into the final race six points clear of the visitors and needed a heat advantage to stop the Aces from taking something back to Manchester.

And when Belle Vue’s Craig Cook popped out of the gate in heat 15, it looked like they would take something from the meeting, but a sublime move by Iversen (pictured) on the last lap saw him pass the Brit to take the win with Vaclav Milik fending of Matej Zagar for the final point.

Both teams were evenly matched going into tonights meeting and that showed in the opening races as both sides remained level through the first four heats.

The deadlock was broken in the fifth when Nicklas Porsing headed home guest for the night, Adam Roynon for a 5-1. Rob Lyon’s side went on to extend their lead with back-to-back race advantages at the halfway stage, with wins coming from Iversen and Robert Lambert, who wasn’t fully fit.

Belle Vue hit back in the ninth to reduced the Stars lead to six points, and that remained until heat 12 when the gap was closed even further as Roynon was excluded for bringing down Stefan Nielsen, which gave the Aces a 4-2 heat advantage.

Iversen’s fourth win of the night in the last was enough to give the Stars another home win to keep their Adrian Flux Arena unbeaten record untouched.

Lynn Stars: Niels-Kristian Iversen 14, Robert Lambert 8+2, Kenneth Bjerre 8+1, Nicklas Porsing 6+1, Adam Roynon 6+1, Vaclav Milik 5, Ashley Morris 2.

Belle Vue Aces: Matej Zagar 11, Craig Cook 10+1, Steve Worrall 7, Josh Grajczonek 5, Stefan Nielsen 4+2, Scott Nicholls 3+2, Max Fricke 1.