Thursday October 05, 2017
WOLVES must regroup and move on after their agonising Premiership Grand Final defeat, reckons Kyle Howarth.

The black and gold, shorn of Swedish injury victims Freddie Lindgren and Jacob Thorssell, took Swindon all the way to the last race of the second leg at Monmore Green last night (Wednesday) before succumbing by a single point overall.

Howarth, who has had a fine season in the top flight and also skippered Sheffield to the Championship crown, must have fancied his chances of a rare double triumph.

But the Robins had the final word amid agonising tension, leaving the Parrys International Wolves to re-focus – starting with tomorrow's (Friday) Knockout Cup semi-final second leg at Somerset.

Overall victory there – Wolves defend a 28-point lead from the first leg – would see them through to another clash with Belle Vue, their victims in the play-off semi, on Tuesday at Monmore and the following night at the National Speedway Stadium.

“It wasn't meant to be,” said Howarth after the Grand Final denouement.

“Tough night, Swindon beat us and were better overall altogether.

“We put a good performance on there and they came and put a good performance on here.

“So, that's what it is. It's sport. Obviously it's disappointing to lose on your home track and frustrating to lose Fred and Jacob at this part of the season.

“We missed them dearly. Like I said, Swindon came here and they beat us fair and square. That's life.

“Regroup, move on. We'll see what we can do in the KO Cup.”

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