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Birmingham Brummies team boss Graham Drury paid tribute to the Lynn Young Stars for pushing his unbeaten outfit all of the way on Wednesday night, writes Greg Plummer.
A 5-1 to the Young Stars in Heat 12 – the first maximum advantage for either side on the night – left the scores locked at 36-all going into the final three heats.
But the Brummies regrouped to pull away in the final three races to give the final scoreline a rather flattering look.
After the meeting, Birmingham chief Drury said: “We knew it would be tough here tonight and that’s the hardest meeting we’ve had all season.
“I’d like to thank the Young Stars for a great meeting. All of their riders have given 100 per cent and pushed us all of the way.”
Seven of the first nine heats were shared in a competitive meeting which had been delayed for 45 minutes because of earlier rain.
Lynn chief Buster Chapman worked his magic on the track and neither side disappointed once the action did get underway.
The main difference on the night proved to be the two Birmingham Brummies heat leaders.
Former British under-21 title holder Josh Bates helped himself to a 15-point maximum while Bradley Wilson Dean returned 12+1.
Guest Kyle Hughes was the top-scorer for the Young Stars with 10.
Lynn Stars: K. Hughes 10, R. Kinsley 3+2, S. Campos 5+4, S. Hazelden 7, T. Stokes 7, L. Cupitt 0, J. Bailey 8.
Birmingham Brummies: B. Wilson-Dean 12+1, A. Wilson 1, S. Chapman 2+1, Z. Wajknecht 10, J. Bates 15, C. Powell 1+1, A. Kirby 9+1.
n Tonight, the Young Stars take on Team Fritte at the Adrian Flux Arena (7.30pm).
Team Fritte are a young Danish side who have been brought over by former Lynn favourite Tom P Madsen.
The Danish outfit will include the sons of Brian Karger and John Jorgensen in their line-up, while the Young Stars have drafted in Lewis Rose for one night only.