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King's Lynn make it a sporting hat-trick against Peterborough sides in the space of a week





King’s Lynn Stars recorded their second victory over A47 derby rivals Peterborough in the space of a week tonight at home, 46-44.

Ten-plus-one points from top-scorer Frederik Jakobsen on home debut aided their cause despite a fightback and resistance from away trio Scott Nicholls, Chris Harris and Benjamin Basso.

It marked a notable sporting hat-trick within a seven day spell for the town as King’s Lynn Town FC won at Peterborough Sports on Monday.

Lynn had to adjust their team plans at the last minute as popular Dane Thomas Jorgensen, who was ill. Lynn operated rider replacement.

Jack Thomas, who broke his wrists earlier this season, was back at number eight.

For the Panthers, Scunthorpe's James Wright was a guest for veteran Dane Hans Andersen who was injured the previous night.

Peterborough had further selection problems with injuries continuing to rule out ex-Star Michael Palm Toft and Ulrich Ostergaard.

Former Stars man Simon Lambert again stepped in for Ostergaard, with rider replacement in operation for Palm Toft.

Mildenhall's Alex Spooner came in at number seven.

Stars home debutant Jakobsen came in as an 'r/r' and won the opening race ahead of team-mate Nicolai Klindt in a home 5-1.

Away skipper Nicholls passed Jakobsen and Jason Edwards in a shared reserves race.

The Minors & Brady Stars notched their second maximum via captain Josh Pickering and Richie Worrall.

Nicholls came into Heat 4 as a reserve switch for Spooner but youngster Edwards brilliantly held off the multiple British champion behind team-mate Richard Lawson in red-hot Lynn's third 5-1; making the scores 18-6.

Peterborough hit back with their first 5-1 when track specialist Harris and then Basso both passed Pickering in an ultra-tight tussle.

After some grading, r/r Harris was excluded for touching the tapes and elected to take a 15m penalty. Klindt overtook Nicolls to win and secure a shared 3-3 result.

Jakobsen and Lawson slammed in Stars maximum number four.

Home team boss Alex Brady gave Thomas a run-out in Heat 8. Youngsters Edwards and Thomas returned a creditable 3-3 behind winner Basso.

Ex-Lynn manager Rob Lyon inserted spearhead Harris as a tactical sub. He and Nicholls responded with a second 5-1 to make it 31-23.

Next, Wright was excluded for not beating the two-minute call to the tapes and Nicholls replaced him. Nicholls made the gate but Klindt passed him in the first 4-2 of the night; 35-25 at the interval.

After tangling with Basso, Jakobsen was excluded when a re-run with all four back could also arguably have been called. Harris and Basso bossed the three-rider race for a 5-1.

The next three outings were shared including a vital Heat 14 where Worrall and Jakobsen hung onto the minor places with Worrall pushing winner Nicholls all the way to ensure Lynn completed a swift double over their neighbours.

The final Heat 15 saw Lawson, Klindt, Harris and Basso clash. Klindt was excluded for causing Harris to go into the bend four fence.

Basson and Harris won the re-run from Lawson, who was shut-out, to seal a losing league point.

King’s Lynn Stars: Nicolai Klindt 9+2, Thomas Jorgensen r/r, Josh Pickering (capt) 8, Richie Worrall 4+1, Richard Lawson 9+1, Frederik Jakobsen 10+1, Jason Edwards 5+2. No.8: Jack Thomas 1+1.

Peterborough Panthers: Chris Harris 15+2, Benjamin Basso 11+2, Simon Lambert (guest) 3+1, James Wright (guest) 0, Michael Palm Toft r/r, Scott Nicholls (capt) 15+1, Alex Spooner (guest) 0.

Fastest time: Heat 3, Pickering, 58.78 seconds.

Referee: Paul Carrington.



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