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Australian ace laments poor stars after Lynn Stars are beaten by Sheffield Tigers

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Stars captain Josh Pickering said Lynn didn’t make enough starts to win last Thursday’s Premiership meeting against Sheffield.

Lynn suffered their second successive home defeat as they lost 49-41 to the Tigers.

The Australian said: “The bike wasn’t reacting exactly how I wanted it tonight. I made a change after my second ride and then my spark plug just decided to stop working, that’s been working all year.

Josh Pickering on the gas. (57237490)
Josh Pickering on the gas. (57237490)

“I jumped on Richard’s (Lawson) bike luckily and went out and got second. I can’t really remember what happened tonight with heats. Usually I can sit back and tell you exactly what happened but it was one of those nights with a lot of people in the pit areas.

“We were all working as a team as much as we could. But Sheffield are a very good side and we didn’t make enough starts.”

The New South Welshman said the points tallies, especially his personal ones, were not down to bad decisions made on the night.

“Some of us can have off-nights and things like that and sometimes we know when we’ve had an off-night in our brains and we see when we do silly things.

“Tonight I felt like I couldn’t have done any more than what I was trying to do, my bike just wasn’t reacting how it needed to do.

“It’s a bit frustrating and very disappointing to lose two meetings in a row at home. It’s not good enough, my score definitely isn’t good enough either.

“We can regroup and try to come back a lot stronger in the next meeting.”

Dersingham rider Lewis Kerr shed some light into the altercation with Sheffield number one Jack Holder who fell on the second bend of the very first heat.

Holder was excluded for the incident which took place while riding behind Kerr, and the duo had a few words in the pits afterwards.

Kerr said: “He blamed me for him falling off. He called me something, so I let him have it.

“It was okay. I didn’t feel comfortable but was not too disappointed.”

The Stars next travel to Peterborough on July 4.

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