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Coventry Bees 47

Lynn Stars 43

THE Stars showed their team changes should result in a stronger side after the second of two battling away displays in two days earned an away point on Friday.

In Heat 15, a second spot for number one rider and top scorer Niels Kristian Iversen earned a point for Lynn during a home 4-2.

The visitors had levelled twice, in Heat 8 with a 5-1 maximum victory from Kevin Wolbert – who has now switched into a reserve berth – and Daniel Nermark (24-24); and in Heat 11 with a 5-1 from Nermark and Iversen (33-33).

Wolbert has switched with doubling-up riders Jordan Frampton and David Howe.

Lynn actually went 37-35 ahead in Heat 12 thanks to a heat win from captain Mads Korneliussen.

However a Heat 13 maximum from the Bees spearhead Chris ‘Bomber’ Harris and fellow Great Britain rider Scott Nicholls put Coventry back in front, and they closed out the meeting for the win.

Dakota North scored paid 2 as he and Frampton have now made their Stars Elite League debuts.

Coventry Bees: Chris Harris 11+1, Leigh Lanham 2+1, Kenni Larsen 7+1, Edward Kennett 10+1, Scott Nicholls 13, Adam Roynon 3, Henning Bager 1.

Lynn Stars: Niels Kristian Iversen 11+1, Daniel Nermark 6+1, Mads Korneliussen 8, Jordan Frampton 4+2, Maciej Janowski 5, Kevin Wolbert 8+2, Dakota North 1+1.

Swindon Robins 50

Lynn Stars 43

LYNN skipper Mads Korneliussen bagged a 15-point maximum at former club Swindon on Thursday.

Swindon Robins: Troy Batchelor 2+1, Nick Morris 10, Simon Stead 9, Jason Doyle 5+1, Hans Andersen 11+1, Robin Aspegren 3+1, Peter Kildemand 10+2.

Stars: Niels Kristian Iversen 9+2, Daniel Nermark 5, Mads Korneliussen 15, Kevin Wolbert 0, Maciej Janowski 10, David Howe 4, Michael Palm-Toft 0.

National League

KO Cup first leg

Mildenhall 55

Lynn Young Stars 40

THE Young Stars will have a 15-point deficit to make up in the home leg in less than a fortnight’s time after their first meeting of the season on Sunday.

Team boss Dale Allitt praised the contribution of reserve rider Tom Stokes, and said of his side’s task in overhauling the deficit: “It’s not insurmountable.

“It will be difficult for us in the second leg, but the King’s Lynn track is completely different to Mildenhall’s.”

The team missed leading rider Jake Knight, who is due to make the cup second leg after suffering an ankle injury in the abandoned British under 21 semi-final on Saturday.

After Heat 7, Lynn were 28-14 behind.

They harboured hopes of a comeback, with a 5-1 and 8-1 (owing to a double-scoring tactical ride) in successive Heats 11 and 12 from Cockle/Johnson and Kerr/Stokes respectively, but the hosts pulled away again in the final outings.

Mildenhall: Cameron Heeps 15, Joe Jacobs 6+1, Stefan Nielsen 4+1, Daniel Halsey 12, Lewis Blackbird 11+2, Nathan Stoneman 6+1, Josh Bates 1.

Young Stars: James Cockle 10, Brendan Johnson 6+2, Lewis Kerr 10, Adam Lowe 3+1, Jake Knight R/R, Tom Stokes 9+2, Scott Campos 3+1.