Win and loss for King’s Lynn Young Stars

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The King’s Lynn Stebbings Car Superstore Young Stars had a home win and an away defeat at the weekend.

The Young Stars suffered a 54-38 loss at Rye House on Saturday night.

Number one James Cockle top scored for the Young Stars with 12 points, while Tom Stokes managed 9, paid 11 points.

In a busy 48-hours, they struggled from the outset and only managed one race advantage during the 15 heats. That came in heat 11 when Cockle finished second whilst on a tactical ride with Josh Bailey finishing third.

Rye House Rockets: Rob Branford 14+1, Kyle Hughes 13+1, Danyon Hume 9+1, Sam Woods 8+1, Luke Chessell 8+1, Alfie Bowtell 2, Brendan Johnson r/r.

Young Stars: James Cockle 12, Tom Stokes 9+2, Shane Hazelden 7, Layne Cupitt 4, Josh Bailey 3+2, Scott Campos 2+2, Ryan Kinsley 1.

Earlier, the Young Stars eased to a 56-35 home win over Stoke on Friday night at the Adrian Flux Arena.

Dale Allitt’s side made a bright start to the meeting with heat winners in the opening two races. James Cockle won the first with reserve Ryan Kinsley claiming victory in the second. An advantage for the Young Stars came in the third when Shane Hazelden won ahead of team mate Scott Campos.

Maximum points in heat six from Cockle and Bailey put the Young Stars nine points clear of the visitors, and Bailey was involved in the home side extending their lead when he won heat 8 with club asset Chris Widman edging out Kinsley for second place.

Hazelden picked up another race win in the ninth and with Campos finishing second, the Young Stars lead was increased to 15 points. Stoke’s Jon Armstrong pulled back points for his Potters with a second place in heat 11 whilst on a tactical ride.

But it was Young Stars’ night as they completed the meeting with a 5-1 from Cockle and Stokes in heat 13 and then Hazelden picked up his third win in the penultimate race, as Layne Cupitt raced to his only point of the meeting for a 4-2 advantage.

Young Stars: James Cockle 13, Tom Stokes 11+2, Shane Hazelden 11, Scott Campos 8+3, Josh Bailey 6+2, Ryan Kinsley 6+1, Layne Cupitt 1.

Stoke Potters: Jon Armstrong 16, Danny Phillips 8, Chris Widman 4+2, Ryan MacDonald 3+1, Ryan Terry-Daley 3, Robert Parker 1, Lee Payne r/r.