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Stars' boss disappointed by first home reverse

King's Lynn Stars boss Dale Allitt was disappointed his side lost their unbeaten home record on Wednesday to Somerset.

The team manager said: “It was a very disappointing end to what was a hard meeting. We were so close to winning the meeting in heat 14 but no excuses; I said all along that Somerset would be difficult as they proved.

Lynn Stars speedway boss Dale Alitt. (2302134)
Lynn Stars speedway boss Dale Alitt. (2302134)

“Somerset have some good riders, they have a world champion and they don’t grow on trees, Jack Holder rides our track very well and other riders that don’t traditionally ride Lynn well, had a good night.

“Rider replacement wasn’t a big problem for us tonight because we got eight points from those rides. We certainly suffered at no.1, though, with only five points and that hurt us."

Lynn feel they are being hard done-by at the tapes following incidents at Rye House on Monday, and this time it was vice-captain Ty Proctor in Heat 3 who was warned to stay still at the start. This prompted club boss Keith Chapman to complain to referee Peter Clarke.

Allitt added: “It's massively frustrating having races pulled back but I don’t know what to say because there is nothing you can say to the referees, they make their decisions and never change their mind.”

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