King’s Lynn Stars take maximum points at Wolves

King's Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Rory Schlein ANL-140316-191736002
King's Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Rory Schlein ANL-140316-191736002
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On Monday night, the King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars pulled off their second away win of the season with a 10-point victory at Wolverhampton’s Monmore Green.

The 50-40 victory takes the Stars unbeaten run to four consecutive meetings and moves Rob Lyon’s side five points clear of third place Poole in the Elite League table.

Heavy rainfall hit the Monmore Green track just as heat one was about to begin, that caused a 20 minute delay and difficult conditions. Once the racing got underway, it was the home side who made a decent start with a heat advantage.

Lynn found form with back-to-back maximum advantages in heats three and four. Kenneth Bjerre headed home captain Rory Schlein (pictured) in the first 5-1, with Steve Worrall and Nicklas Porsing getting the better of the home pair in the second maximum advantage race.

Bjerre picked up his second win of the night in heat six and a third place from Niels-Kristian Iversen extended the Stars’ lead to eight points. That was quickly cut down to six points in heat seven as Porsing and Schlein were unable to get the better of Peter Karlsson or guest Chris Harris.

The Stars didn’t let that slip in scoring faze them, and manager Lyon switched his reserves around for heat eight. That proved to be a good move as Worrall was followed home by Lambert to restore the Stars’ eight point lead.

As before, Wolves managed to close Lynn’s lead, this time to four points. Karlsson and guest Danny King out paced Iversen in heat 10 to take maximum points. But the Stars continued to show determination and restored their eight point lead once again with a 5-1 in heat 12 from Worrall and his reserve partner Ashley Morris.

Lynn closed out the meeting with another heat advantage in heat 13 as Iversen collected his first win of the meeting ahead of Harris, with Bjerre picking up the final point to open up a 10 point lead.

The Stars held onto that advantage with two shared heats to win the meeting 50-40 and end Wolverhampton’s season-long unbeaten home run.

Wolverhampton Wolves: Chris Harris 9+1, Peter Karlsson 8+1, Jacob Thorssell 7+1, Ricky Wells 5+1, Josh Bates 4, Danny King 4+1, Lewis Blackbird 3+1.

Stars: Steve Worrall 14, Rory Schlein 9+2, Kenneth Bjerre 9, Robert Lambert 7+1, Niels-Kristian Iversen 5, Ashley Morris 3+2, Nicklas Porsing 3+1.