King’s Lynn Stars win thriller at Leicester

Kings Lynn Stars Press Day ANL-151203-083446009
Kings Lynn Stars Press Day ANL-151203-083446009
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The King’s Lynn Stars made it back-to-back victories over Leicester on Saturday night following a 46-44 win at Beaumont Park to boost their play-off hopes.

In a close meeting, which went down to the final race, Stars number one Niels-Kristian Iversen edged out his counterpart Jason Doyle to take victory, with guest Richard Lawson securing three league points for Lynn.

Both sides matched each other in the early stages of the meeting, with the deadlock being broken in heat five when reserve guest Adam Ellis and returnee Nicklas Porsing (pictured) scored a 4-2.

The home side, Leicester, hit straight back with two race advantages which gave them a four-point lead.

After the turn of the meeting, the Stars levelled the scores as Kenneth Bjerre and Ellis scored a much-needed 5-1.

For just the second time in the meeting, Lynn took the lead after Heat 12 as Ellis won his third race of the night ahead of Ashley Morris.

The lead didn’t last and the home side once again levelled the meeting heading into the last race following a maximum advantage in Heat 14, but a final 4-2 for the Stars ensured a much-needed victory.

Leicester Lions: Jason Doyle 13, Grzegorz Walasek 11, Szymon Wozniak 9+1, Piotr Swiderski 3+2, Aaron Summers 3+1, Carl Wilkinson 3, Dan Greenwood 2+1.


King’s Lynn Stars: Adam Ellis 12+3, Niels-Kristian Iversen 12, Richard Lawson 8, Kenneth Bjerre 5, Nicklas Porsing 4+1, Ashley Morris 3+2, Anton Rosen 2+1.

Thursday night will see the King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars travel to play-off rivals Swindon’s Abbey Stadium.

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