King’s Lynn Stars were comfortably beaten by Poole for the second time in 24-hours as they slipped to a 55-38 home defeat at the Adrian Flux Arena last night (Thursday).
The Roger Warnes Transport Stars went down 65-25 at Wimborne Road on Wednesday and it was another disappointing night for the Norfolk outfit, this time on home shale providing just two heat advantages and three race winners.
Again without inspirational No.1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, German racer Kai Huckenbeck and injured team member Simon Lambert, it proved to be another tough night for the Stars against the reigning Elite League Champions.
Team manager Rob Lyon said: “If you go into a meeting against anyone with what is realistically half a team it’s going to be an uphill struggle but when it’s against the reigning Champions it just makes the task even tougher.
“When the rules allow such an experienced rider like Bjarne Pedersen to ride at reserve, like he did for Poole this week, that’s just one of a number of examples from this season as to why things need looking at over the winter.
“While it’s been a disheartening few days in many respects, we will never throw in the towel and we are desperate to restore a bit of pride between now and the end of the season.”
Robert Lambert, Troy Batchelor (pictured) and Lewis Rose contributed 33 of Lynn’s 38 points.
Rory Schlein and Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen displayed below par performances while Ben Morley struggled to live up to the power of the reigning Champions.
The Stars host play-off chasing Swindon at the Adrian Flux Arena next Thursday (August 18, 7.30).
LYNN 38: Robert Lambert 12+1, Lewis Rose 11+1, Troy Batchelor 10+1, Rory Schlein 3, Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen 2+1, Ben Morley 0, Kai Huckenbeck r/r.
POOLE 55: Hans Andersen 14, Bjarne Pedersen 12, Adam Ellis 7+2, Kyle Newman 6+1, Krzysztof Buczkowski 6+1, Chris Holder 5+1, Brady Kurtz 5.