STARS SUFFER RISS BLOW

Monday May 20, 2019
KING’S Lynn have a major injury concern over German flyer Erik Riss after their 49-41 Cup defeat at the hands of Poole.

Riss, a key man for the Poultec Stars, came to grief in Heat 10 on the third turn and was taken to hospital with a collarbone injury.

They were without Lewis Kerr who was missing for personal reasons and they missed him.

The night went downhill from the moment Riss crashed for the Adrian Flux Arena men as reigning league champions Poole turned the meeting on its head.
Robert Lambert made a triumphant return to his home track after his Grand Prix heroics at the weekend with a fine win in the opening race on a sun-kissed night to help Lynn to a 4-2 win.

Three straight heat advantages put the home side 12 up after six heats and seemingly in control.

Pirates duo Brady Kurtz and Josh Grajczonek hit back with a 5-1 in heat 7 to slash the deficit to 8 points.
The Poultec Stars extended their lead to 10 points with a 4-2 in the next race and all appeared well.
But Riss fell and Poole cashed in.

Five straight heat advantages for the Pirates gave them the victory to complete a remarkable turnaround which was tough for the home fans.

Lynn boss Peter Schroeck said: “Our main concern was Erik Riss with broken collarbone and he will be out for some weeks and that was the catalyst for tonight.
“A few people need to pick themselves up and we need to pick ourselves up before we head to Peterborough on Bank Holiday Monday.”

PREMIERSHIP SUPPORTERS’ CUP
KING’S LYNN 41: Michael Palm Toft 13+1, Robert Lambert 12, Thomas Jorgensen 7, Erik Riss 6+2, , Ty Proctor 2, Kasper Andersen 1, Lewis Kerr R/R.
POOLE 49: Brady Kurtz 13+1, Jack Holder 12, Nicolai Klindt 8, Josh Grajczonek 7+4, Nico Covatti 4+1, Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen 3+1, Richie Worrall 2+1.



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