WOLVERHAMPTON 48 BRUMMIES 45

Monday September 05, 2011
BIRMINGHAM picked up a consolation point from a 48-45 defeat at neighbours Wolverhampton in a tough Elite League derby clash on Monday.

The Perry Barr side were 12-points down with five races to go in a rushed meeting because of the constant rain.

But they bounced back in some style with a late rally to secure the point.

Guest Scott Nicholls, in for the suspended Krzysztof Kasprzak, pulled off a fine win over home track specialist Peter Karlsson in Heat 11 to spark a revival.

And this was followed by Danny King’s six-point tactical ride in the next to get Birmingham back within seven of the Black Country outfit.

Former Wolves rider Daniel Nermark was a surprise winner of Heat 13 and Nicholls partnered him for a maximum 5-1 over Grand Prix star Freddie Lindgren and suddenly Birmingham were sensing a surprise win.

But talented British youngster Tai Woffinden completed his second successive home maximum with wins in the last two races to hand Wolves two league points and the Brummies had to settle for a consolation one-point.

Birmingham boss Graham Drury said: “It was a great effort by the boys and well done to both teams. We have booked Scott Nicholls for King’s Lynn on Wednesday as well.”

WOLVERHAMPTON: Tai Woffinden 15, Freddie Lindgren 9+1, Peter Karlsson 8, Ludvig Lindgren 7, Ty Proctor 6, Ricky Wells 3+1, Joe Haines 0.

BIRMINGHAM: Danny King 12, Scott Nicholls 10+2, Daniel Nermark 9+1, Claus Vissing 5+3, Ales Dryml 5, Ulrich Ostergaard 2+2, Ben Barker 2.

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