WOLVES 52 SWINDON 38

Monday September 04, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON boss Peter Adams insists they still have room for improvement despite a convincing 52-38 win over Swindon.

The Parrys International Wolves came flying out of the traps and quickly seized the upper hand against the top of the table Robins.

After opening up a 12-point lead after just five races, they never looked troubled and earned an impressive victory which sends a clear message with the all-important play-offs beckoning.

Adams insists Swindon will offer a tougher test if they return – but he was nonetheless pleased with a professional performance.

Said Adams: “I think they were struggling at reserve tonight, and if we have to meet them again they’ll be a different kettle of fish I’m sure.

“But it was a solid performance from us, it was pretty comfortable and we were pleased with the result

“In all honesty I think there is more to come from every department of our team, but I’m just happy with where we are and now we know our opposition for the play-offs we can start to focus on preparing for that.”

Jacob Thorssell top scored for the hosts with a typically classy display, pulling off a fine ride to round Adam Ellis in the rerun of heat five after tactical ride man Jason Doyle fell in the initial staging.

No.1 Freddie Lindgren and Sam Masters also utilised the outside line on turn four to perfection, overtaking Doyle and Tobiasz Musielak in heats one and seven respectively.

They both claimed two race wins apiece, as did Rory Schlein as the home side put in a powerful performance.

Reserve duo Mark Riss and Nathan Greaves impressed, comfortably outscoring their patched-up Swindon counterparts.

It was a tough meeting for Kyle Howarth, but he was able to walk away unscathed from an awkward tumble when he shed a chain in heat 10 as Wolves emerged with three more points.

They will now prepare to take on Belle Vue in the SGB Premiership play-offs semi-finals, with the first leg in Manchester on Monday, September 18 (7.30) and the second leg at Monmore Green the following week, September 25 (7.30).

WOLVERHAMPTON 52: Jacob Thorssell 13+1, Freddie Lindgren 10, Sam Masters 8, Rory Schlein 8, Mark Riss 5+2, Nathan Greaves 5+1, Kyle Howarth 3+1.
SWINDON 38: Nick Morris 12, Tobiasz Musielak 8, Jason Doyle 7+1, Adam Ellis 6+1, David Bellego 3, Mitchell Davey 1+1, Tom Perry 1.

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