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King’s Lynn Stars praised by Poole chief Matt Ford ahead of trip to face his Pirates

11:32 23 July 2014

Rory Schlein had his hair shaved off the last time Lynn rode. Picture: Ian Burt

Rory Schlein had his hair shaved off the last time Lynn rode. Picture: Ian Burt

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Owner Matt Ford admits the best of British speedway will be on show in Dorset tonight.

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The Poole Pirates supremo has turned the south coast outfit into the Elite League’s most dominant force in recent years. However, the reigning champions sit third, a mammoth 17 points behind the table-topping King’s Lynn Stars, who they host this evening.

The Poole chief told his team’s website: “They (Lynn) are the envy of the league with the way their team has been built. A very solid one to five but by far they have the best combination at reserve and for me that makes them the team to beat this year.”

A last-heat 5-1 victory saw the Stars edge Poole 46-44 during their early-term visit to Wimborne Road.

Poole (order tbc): Josh Grajczonek, Maciej Janowski, Vaclav Milik, Przemyslaw Pawlicki, Darcy Ward, Brendan Johnson, Kyle Newman.

Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Nicklas Porsing, 3 Rory Schlein, 4 Robert Lambert, 5 Kenneth Bjerre, 6 Lewis Kerr, 7 Lewis Rose.

Niels-Kristian Iversen’s weekly column, usually published on a Wednesday, will be in Friday’s eight-page Speedway World Cup preview.

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