Wolverhampton Wolves boss Peter Adams upset to lose away clash
Wolves boss Peter Adams admitted he was ‘disappointed’ to not take anything from their clash at play-off rivals Belle Vue.
Led by a superb display by Jacob Thorssell, Wolves were two points ahead after nine heats at the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester in the midday start.
But the home side rattled off an incredible five maximum race wins in the last six races to triumph 52-38, writes Phil Lanning.
It was a scoreline that flattered the Aces and Adams admitted: “I’m disappointed to not get at least a point considering we were ahead after nine heats.
“But as the track settled down and got drier, it suited them more and that showed. They prefer a slicker track and that was summed up with the way they finished the meeting with so many 5-1s.”
Wolves struggled with No.1 Rory Schlein having an off day on a track that started heavy after a heavy pre-meeting downpour.
Sam Masters surprisingly did not produce a race win but Kyle Howarth and guest James Sergeant were excellent with seven and paid six respectively.
Fast-starting Sarjeant said: “It was quite sloppy early on but we were making good starts and that made a big difference.
“I felt we could see the match out after we edged ahead. It was a good heat eight for Kyle and I to get a 5-1 and I thought we’d get a result. But fair play to them they really went up a gear as it dried out.”
Belle Vue 52: Craig Cook 14+1, Max Fricke 12+2, Rohan Tungate 10, Dimitri Berge 9+1, Steve Worrall 7+2, Mark Riss 0.
Wolves 38: Jacob Thorssell 11, Kyle Howarth 7, Sam Masters 7, James Sarjeant 5+1, Jonas B Andersen 3+2, Rory Schlein 3, Ashley Morris 2+1.