Monday July 02, 2012
BIRMINGHAM blew a winning position in their 49-41 defeat at Wolverhampton in Monday’s Elite League derby clash.

The Perry Barr side were two-points up with five races to go but Wolves were stronger in the latter stages in difficult track conditions after rain throughout the day.

Reserve Josh Auty was in fine form with 10+2 and skipper Danny King started with three straight wins in his 10+1 haul.
Joint Selco Brummies boss Phil Morris was disappointed with his side as, not for the first time, he reflected on what might have been.

He said: “It’s very disappointing to see an outcome like this because we had fought back and got ourselves into a good position.

“Conditions were tough but it was the same for both teams and I told my riders at the interval all we needed to do was avoid last place and we weren’t capable of doing it. I’m bitterly disappointed and we need to put it right at home to Coventry on Thursday.”

WOLVERHAMPTON: Tai Woffinden 13, Fredrik Lindgren 10+2, Ty Proctor 8+1, Robert Miskowiak 6, Ricky Wells 6, Jacob Thorssell 5+1, Matej Kus 1+1.

BIRMINGHAM: Josh Auty 10+2, Danny King 10+1, Sebastian Ulamek 7, Martin Smolinski 5+1, Ben Barker 5+1, Bjarne Pedersen 4+1, Tomasz Piszcz 0.

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