Lynn Stars boss heaps praise on his side
Lynn Stars boss Dale Allitt heaped praise on his side after their big away win at Leicester on Monday.
The Tru Plant Stars were impressive 52-38 winners at the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena, getting off to a whirlwind start with three 5-1s in the first four races.
Both Niels-Kristian Iversen and skipper Robert Lambert went quicker than the old track record in their opening rides, and the Stars then worked hard in mid-meeting to restrict any Leicester revival before stretching clear in the closing stages.
Dynamic Dane Thomas Jorgensen top-scored with a paid 14 and with the Stars racing into a 17-7 lead after only four races, it was a meeting they controlled throughout.
The result is a significant one as the Stars have now accumulated ten points on their travels – and that means should they win the home matches they have in hand on all of their rivals, they will be firmly in contention with lead duo Somerset and Swindon.
A delighted Allitt said: “The boys dug in well. We had a difficult period with a few eventful races, but I’m delighted with the performance.
“We did well here in the Knockout Cup without Robert, so we were quite confident coming back, although since then Leicester have strengthened up quite considerably.
“So it’s a great result, and it shows what we’re capable of. I’ve said all along that when we’ve got a full team we’re really strong, and that’s our second win on the road.
“I looked at the rider-replacement and talked about it with the guys, and we felt Tofty (Michael Palm Toft) in Heat 1 with Niels was always going to be strong. Niels broke the track record as well, which is fantastic, and he’s still feeling his way back in after injury.
“It’s all about confidence. We’ve got a busy week next week, and it gives us full confidence going into that, where we’ll hopefully capitalise on our home meetings.”
With away points firmly on the board, Stars can start to give the league table a more realistic look next week – if they can win big home matches against Poole (Monday) and Swindon (Wednesday).