Wednesday May 02, 2018
SKIPPER Robert Lambert continued his sizzling form to inspire King’s Lynn to a 51-39 win over Swindon at the Adrian Flux Arena.

Norfolk boy Lambert was unbeaten from his seven outings just 24-hours after going through the card in his six races to retain the British Under 21 crown.

But it was Swindon who took the lead with an opening 5-1 - the Tru Plant Stars soon took control with three straight heat advantages putting them 10 points up.

The Robins put Nick Morris as a tactical substitute in heat 10. That decision paid off as Morris teamed up with Troy Batchelor for a 5-1. They were helped by the exclusion of Stars’ guest Craig Cook who crashed out of the first staging of the heat.

The home side never looked troubled, though, as they secured the victory with a 5-1 in heat 14.

Stars boss Dale Allitt said: “All the boys chipped in although, it was a hard night at times because Swindon are a fabulous team who have had a great start to the season.

“Lewi Kerr again rode really well for us at reserve and Ty Proctor put in a solid performance for us too. It was a shame that Craig Cook crashed out of the meeting because he was really good for us early on.

“The team really has strength in depth which is why I built it like I did. People have their opinions but we are doing well. We aren’t getting ahead of ourselves, though because there is a long way to go in the season.

“The team spirit we have is second to none. It is made harder when you have guests like we did tonight. But to be fair to Ashley Morris and Craig Cook they both got involved which is really good.

“We now move on to Leicester which is another tough place to go and get a result. We just keep saying to the boys just take one meeting at a time.

“We have been good on the road so far this year, getting a point at Swindon and then we pushed Wolverhampton close on Monday. We have to take confidence from tonight and look to get a result at Leicester.”

KING’S LYNN 51: Robert Lambert 17+1, Lewis Kerr 14+3, Ty Proctor 11+1, Michael Palm Toft 5+1, Craig Cook 3, Ashley Morris 1+1, Thomas Jorgensen r/r.

SWINDON 39: Nick Morris 11+3, Troy Batchelor 11, Adam Ellis 7, Tobiasz Musielak 5+1, James Sarjeant 4, David Bellego 1, Mitchell Davey 0.

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