Dynamic Dane praised for his King's Lynn performance at home to league leaders
Thomas Jorgensen posted his first King’s Lynn Stars double-figure haul since late June, and team boss Alex Brady praised the Dane and the rest of his charges for their 26-point swing against Premiership leaders Wolverhampton Wolves.
Lynn crashed 32-58 at home to the Wolves in their second meeting of the season, on May 27.
Asked if it was a point gained, or two lost, Brady said after the 45-45 home draw on Thursday. “It’s mixed feelings, to be honest.
“Heat 15 I thought Thomas was going to get Sam Masters at the end and I thought we were going to nick it at the last.
“Overall, coming here if you’d have offered me a point I probably would have taken it. They’re a good side throughout and we pushed them all the way, so I’m pretty proud of the boys again.”
One feels for the out-of-touch Erik Riss who fell while leading in race three and endured a pointless return.
Did Brady feel the tumble knocked the stuffing out of the German racer, mentally and physically?
Brady replied: “Bit of both. Physically he says he’s feeling okay but I think he’s feeling a bit second-hand.
“But yes, I think it got to his head a little bit. He made some changes for his last one to try and help him get around it, but it just didn’t quite work out for him. I won’t apportion any blame to him, he’s been good for us this season. It’s just one of those nights for him.”
On the return to form for dozen-pointer Jorgensen, who registered all first or second places from five outings, Brady told the Lynn News: “Thomas is one of those characters when, if things are going well for him, he can perform like he does tonight.
“He’s been a stalwart, really, for us all season, alongside Rich (Lawson) and Lewi (Kerr). Perhaps he’s not got the plaudits he deserves because of how good Rich has been.
“Thomas tonight was back to the Thomas we know and love.”
On Jorgensen’s and Lawson’s maximum 5-1 in Heat 13 which brought the scores level, Brady added: “Rich and Thomas, we’ve used them a lot this season in crucial moments and they delivered again for us. It was a massive turning point and I thought it was going to be the catalyst to try and pinch it, but it wasn’t quite to be.”
On closing that 26-point gap dating from Lynn’s early-season woes, Brady reflected: “It’s a huge stride forward, you can see they’re all trying their socks off. Ben (Barker) at number two was fantastic, Kasper again at reserve, even Connor (Mountain) has got a crucial third in Heat 2 as well.
“Everyone’s trying and working really hard. I wasn’t about too much at the start of the season. By all accounts it’s obviously changed a lot between now and then which I think is reflected in the scores.”
Lynn have a small break until their next meeting, a trip to Wolves, on Monday, September 6.