Lynn Stars suffer heavy defeat at Poole
The Lynn Stars endured a difficult night during a heavy 58-32 Premiership defeat at Poole last night.
Robert Lambert, the newly crowned British champion, continued his sizzling form with a string of race wins.
But Lynn made a nightmare start and were missing the gate too often – they were 10-2 down after the opening two heats.
And when Nicolai Klindt made a fast start for Poole in heat 3 to outpace Thomas Jorgensen they completed a 4-2 and had a 10-point lead which, even at the early stages, was always going to be tough to overhaul.
But with Lambert sparkling, boss Allitt rolled the dice by bringing him in as a tactical substitute in place of the injured Proctor – and he pulled off a breathtaking ride to partner Thomas Jorgensen for a 5-1 which brought Stars back into the meeting at 23-19.
Lewis Kerr came to grief in a nasty spill at the start of Heat 11 and his exclusion ended any lingering hopes of a Stars revival. Poole duly delivered a 5-1 in the rerun.
Lambert was beaten for the first time in Heat 13 when Richie Worrall denied him and Iversen with a stunning ride.
Lynn’s disappointment was compounded by a Poole 5-1 in the last thanks to Linus Sundstrom and Worrall over Jorgensen and Lambert.
Now Stars are faced with the challenge of bouncing back on Monday when they will be back to full strength. Lambert will be given a lap of honour as the new British Champion and the club are producing a limited edition Lambert souvenir programme to mark the achievement.
Poole Pirates 58: Linus Sundstrom 11+3, Ritchie Worrall 10+1, Josh Grajczonek 9, Mateusz Szczepaniak 8+2, Kacper Woryna 8+1, Brady Kurtz 7+1, Nicolai Klindt 5+1.
King's Lynn Stars 32: Robert Lambert 13+1, Paul Starke 6, Thomas Jorgensen 5+1, Niels-Kristian Iversen 5, Lewis Kerr 3+1, Simon Lambert 0, Ty Proctor r/r.