SWINDON 46 WOLVES 45

Thursday June 29, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON boss Peter Adams believes it was an opportunity missed as his side were beaten 46-45 at Swindon.

With the hosts missing in-form top pairing Jason Doyle and Nick Morris, the Parrys International Wolves saw their trip to Wiltshire as a good chance of securing their third away league victory of the season.

However, the Monmore men were made to rue a series of slow starts which contributed to them falling ten points behind with nine races gone.

And while they would fight back to snatch what could be an important consolation league point come the end of the campaign, Adams hopes set-up lessons behind the scenes will be taken on board as they head into a break for the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup.

"It goes without saying that one league point is less than what we came looking for," Adams said.

"We traditionally struggle at Swindon because for whatever reason, it just takes us way too long into the meeting to get the set-up sorted out.

"We comfortably dominated the meeting from heat ten onwards, but by that point Swindon had already pounced on us right from the start and had evidently given themselves just enough breathing space.

"I'm not going to single any out, but there were two or three race results that we were particularly disappointed with tonight.

"Swindon marginally deserved their win but we contributed a lot to a very entertaining match and I feel we were good value for our consolation league point in the end.

"We can't dwell on the disappointment of not winning too much, we just have to learn a few lessons, move on and hopefully put things right after the World Cup break."

Jacob Thorssell continued to show his development on away circuits as he secured three impressive race wins on his way to top scoring for the Wolves.

Freddie Lindgren and Rory Schlein both had solid nights while guest reserve Paul Starke was able to chip in with a heat victory too.

Sam Masters and guest Danny King would have expected slightly more from their respective positions while Nathan Greaves endured another tough night against his former club.

The Parrys International Wolves face a break from action until Monday, July 10 when they host Rye House at Monmore Green. The meeting will be broadcast live on BT Sport and the club have agreed special discounted admission prices for the clash too.

SWINDON 46: Troy Batchelor 11, Adam Ellis 10+1, David Bellego 10, Zach Wajtknecht 5+3, Bradley Wilson-Dean 5+1, Brady Kurtz 5, Dany Gappmaier R/R.

WOLVERHAMPTON 45: Jacob Thorssell 12+1, Freddie Lindgren 10, Rory Schlein 8, Paul Starke 5+2, Sam Masters 5+1, Danny King 4+1, Nathan Greaves 1.

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