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Lynn Stars boss hopes his side's efforts are not forgotten about

King's Lynn Stars boss Dale Allitt hopes his side’s efforts are not forgotten about as they head into the winter break.

The Tru Plant Stars drew their Knockout Cup Final second leg 45-45 at the Adrian Flux Arena, but it was Somerset who lifted the trophy courtesy of their 16-point first leg lead.

Kings Lynn Stars v Somerset Rebels in Premeriship KO Cup. (4895645)
Kings Lynn Stars v Somerset Rebels in Premeriship KO Cup. (4895645)

Speaking after the aggregate defeat, Allitt said: "It was always going to be hard and to fall even further behind in the first few races just made the task even more difficult,” Allitt said.

“But take nothing away from Somerset, they deserved to win over both meetings.

“Not having Tofty (Michael Palm Toft) at reserve has killed us over the past week and it goes to show just how influential he’s been for us this season.

“It’s just such a shame that you work hard all year and success comes down to the roll of a dice.

“Your achievements are based over 30 heats of speedway and when you’re in the position we are in stood here now, you can understand our frustrations.

“Of course I feel for the supporters but I also feel for the riders as well because they’ve given their all for the club this year and they deserved to have something to show for that.

“Right now it’s hard and we’re still hurting, but I really do hope everyone remembers what a fantastic season this has been for King’s Lynn.

“We topped the top league after the regular season and that was the first time any King’s Lynn side has ever managed that.

“We’ve turned things around from last year as well and we’ve given ourselves plenty to build on in 2019.”

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