Thursday August 15, 2019
KING’S LYNN kept themselves in the hunt for a play-off place with a comprehensive 54-36 win over Wolverhampton.

On A-Levels results day, the Poultec Stars taught Wolves a lesson in gating as they produced a solid team display.

There’s no doubt the Stars would’ve joined students up and down the country celebrating on Thursday morning when the news broke that influential star Craig Cook had been granted permission to race.

The Great Britain ace had recently been handed a 12-day ban but upon deciding to appeal his punishment, for an incident at Eastbourne whilst on Championship duty with
Glasgow, Cook was given the green light to continue with the case to be reviewed.

He was one of four home riders to bang in double figures too with dashing Dane Thomas Jorgensen the standout rider as he achieved an unbeaten night at the Adrian Flux Arena.

“I made some changes for tonight and they really, really helped me,” Jorgensen said.

“It felt awesome to have a meeting like that at home and it was just what I’ve been needing.

“That was what I’d call a great team win as well though; we had one or two of the boys struggling early on but we all pulled together and got things going in the end.

“The last few home meetings we’ve come good again and we’ll keep fighting for sure.”

It was yet another convincing display from the Stars as they smashed the 50-point barrier for a fourth meeting in succession.

This one came against a Wolves side though who had claimed six league points from their previous four away meetings.

Stars fell behind after Heat One, but a run of four straight advantages thereafter saw them establish an eight-point lead.

They were able to extend that to gap to 12 with back-to-back maximums in Heats Eight and Nine before powering to victory with another pair of 5-1s in the final two races.

The Stars now prepare to host Peterborough in a big local derby at the Adrian Flux Arena on Monday (7.30).

KING’S LYNN 54: Thomas Jorgensen 14+1, Erik Riss 11+1, Lewis Kerr 10+4, Craig Cook 10, Michael Palm Toft 7+1, Nicklas Porsing 2, Josh Grajczonek 0.
WOLVERHAMPTON 36: Rory Schlein 11+1, Jacob Thorssell 9, Sam Masters 6+1, Jason Garrity 5+1, Nick Morris 3, Luke Becker 2, Ryan Douglas 0.

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