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Lynn failed to prevent powerhouse Poole from adding another trophy to their bulging cabinet despite a confidence-boosting home win.

Skipper Rory Schlein top-scored for King's Lynn Stars at Poole. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn were left seeing stars in Poole again after going down 53-39 in their Elite Shield first leg at Wimborne Road on Wednesday night.

Action from when Poole met Lynn last season. Picture: DENIS MURPHY

Rob Lyon is refusing to place too much importance on the outcome of the Elite League’s curtain-raiser.

Rory Schlein's testimonial, (from left) Niels-Kristian Iversen, Kenneth Bjerre and Chris Harris. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars will have two representatives at tonight’s 16-man Elite League Riders’ Championship in Leicester.

Buster Chapman, right, is excited about Lynns upcoming European trip which will see Niels-Kristian Iversen, inset, ride against them. Pictures: IAN BURT

The driving forces behind King’s Lynn Stars’ history-making elevation to the world stage can’t wait for tapes up in Poland.

King's Lynn Stars Robert Lambert. Picture: Ian Burt

Boy wonder Robert Lambert only turns 17 in April – but he already feels like he’s becoming a man of the shale.

Rory Schlein's testimonial. Picture: Ian Burt

The new season exploded into life last night as Rory Schlein delivered the sensational show he promised his testimonial would provide.

King's Lynn Stars 2015. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars will embark on a European adventure next month after landing a place at a showcase meeting.

Rory Schlein shares a moment with his fiancee Natalie and their children Roxy-Lee and Ricci-Bobby during his Belle Vue days. Picture: SUBMITTED

As King’s Lynn’s captain is about to embark on his 15th season in British speedway, GAVIN CANEY sits down with Rory Schlein to see what life’s really been like for the Australian in the UK.

Rory Schlein. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Rory Schlein looks back on a decade-and-a-half of speedway memories as he prepares to celebrate the start of his 15th season in Britain.

Stars' Robert Lambert. Picture: Ian Burt

The countdown for speedway’s return in Norfolk has stepped up a notch at the Adrian Flux Arena.

The crash which saw Ashley Morris sustain serious head injuries at his new home track last season. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn Stars have completed their line-up for the forthcoming season by signing Ashley Morris.

Stars' promoter Buster Chapman. Picture: Ian Burt

For the first time in four years King’s Lynn Stars will charge fans more to watch their side.

At the newly named Adrian Flux Arena, the home of the King's Lynn Stars, are (L) Buster Chapman with David Flux. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars will no longer begin their 2015 Elite League campaign against the champions.

From left, Stebbings Car Superstore director Anthony Skerry, Young Stars rider Scott Campos, Stebbings' senior sales advisor Adam Bird and Young Stars team manager Dale Allitt.

King’s Lynn Young Stars have been given a major boost ahead of the forthcoming season by attracting a new main team sponsor.

King's Lynn Stars 2015 unveiled. Pictured are Rory Schlein and Buster Chapman. Picture: Ian Burt

Rory Schlein’s Australian nationality will not cause the King’s Lynn Stars to get caught up in the sport’s latest saga.

Rob Lyon. Picture: IAN BURT

Rob Lyon catches up with Gavin Caney to talk speedway after his side’s programme for the forthcoming campaign was released.

King's Lynn Stars' team for 2015 was unveiled in December, but there fixtures were released this morning. Picture: IAN BURT

The start of the new speedway season will have a familiar feel to it for the King’s Lynn Stars.

Scott Campos. Picture: STEVE HONE

King’s Lynn Young Stars manager Dale Allitt has completed the construction of his team for the 2015 National League with the addition of returnee Scott Campos and new arrival Layne Cupitt.

Niels-Kristian Iversen will be back at King's Lynn next season. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Stars will begin the new season with almost exactly the same team that performed so heroically during the 2014 Elite League campaign.

Lewis Rose. Picture: Ian Burt

Rob Lyon is sure a season with Swindon Robins will do little to slow Lewis Rose’s rapid progress.

Lewis Kerr chats to Stars boss Rob Lyon. Picture: Ian Burt

Rob Lyon concedes ‘Team Lewis’ was always unlikely to be reunited at King’s Lynn because of the way the Fast Track Draft operates.

The WNSP, like Michael Vaughan, is able to celebrate 50 not out. Picture: BARRY BATCHELOR

The West Norfolk Sports Podcast has completed a perhaps not so memorable half century!

Buster Chapman celebrating 20 years at the King's Lynn Stars' helm in 2012. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Buster Chapman is relishing the opportunity to help aid speedway’s progress in 2015.

The King's Lynn Stars. Picture: DENIS MURPHY

It’s that time of the year for me to dish out my end-of-season awards.

The 2015 FIM Speedway World Champion will be crowned Down Under as Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium hosts the Australian SGP in a five-year deal. Picture: SPEEDWAYGP

The 2014 Speedway Grand Prix series came to a close with Greg Hancock becoming a worthy world champion.

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Brave Lynn’s dreams of lifting their first Elite League title finally came to an end at a drenched Wimborne Road tonight.

Nicklas Porsing will miss tonight's meeting. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

The farce that is Poole’s attempts to host King’s Lynn in the Elite League play-off semi-final second leg will continue today.

A van was used to try and flatten the track the first time Poole tried to host Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Rob Lyon is not holding his breath that King’s Lynn will finally fulfil their Elite League play-off semi-final second leg this evening.

Buster Chapman and (R) Rob Lyon walking back to the pits after the meeting was called off on Monday. Picture: Ian Burt

Rob Lyon is desperate for King’s Lynn Stars to erase this week’s negatives by enjoying the ultimate positive.

Lynn's Ross Watson shows his delight after his club set up their third qualifying round tie at home to Lancaster City tomorrow. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

The West Norfolk Sports Podcast helps you gear up for another big few days of sport concerning the town of King’s Lynn.

Even the most hardened of speedway fans would have struggled to have found anything to smile about during this week's wet weather. Picture: IAN BURT

A deluge of criticism was always inevitably going to come raining down on the Poole Pirates last night.

Stars' chief Buster Chapman at Wimborne Road on Monday. Picture: Ian Burt

Even the torrential rain in Dorset couldn’t save Poole Pirates from feeling Buster Chapman’s wrath for the second time this week.

The view 300 yards from Wimborne Road. Picture: Chris Kirby

Tonight’s Elite League play-off semi-final second leg between Poole and King’s Lynn at Wimborne Road has been postponed due to track conditions.

Rob Lyon. Picture: Ian Burt

Rob Lyon insists speedway’s rulemakers have forced him into using two guests this evening who could ride against King’s Lynn if they reach the play-off final.

A van was used to try and flatten the track the first time Poole tried to host Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The first I knew about King’s Lynn’s meeting at Poole Pirates being postponed on Monday was when I sat down to watch the television.

Stars' chief Buster Chapman at Wimborne Road. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn owner Buster Chapman erupted with fury last night after the Stars’ play-off semi-final second leg at Poole was postponed due to an unsafe track.

Buster Chapman chats to Neil Middleditch. Picture: Ian Burt

Poole Pirates’ team boss Neil Middleditch admits last night’s play-off postponement farce was a crying shame for speedway.

Staff tried to use sawdust to dry last night's track out. Picture: IAN BURT

Fourteen riders last night stuck together to ensure King’s Lynn’s all-important clash at Poole didn’t take place on a dangerous circuit.

Kenneth Bjerre, red, and Rory Schlein will be hoping to hit the front in their heats this evening. Picture: IAN BURT

A guest-heavy Poole side is set to make speedway look ridiculous again tonight – but few King’s Lynn Stars fans will be complaining.

Rory Schlein won heat five of the semi-final first leg between Lynn and Poole. Picture: Ian Burt

Fifteen heats of speedway at Poole tonight will decide whether King’s Lynn’s hopes of Elite League glory will continue until the last week of the season.

King’s Lynn Stars have a 15-heat shoot-out in Dorset on Monday to prolong their 2014 Elite League season.

Niels-Kristian Iversen left, with Kenneth Bjerre, has a smile for our photographer Ian Burt.

I had only been to one speedway meeting since my injury until I was at King’s Lynn on Monday.

Lewis Kerr walking back to pits after his fall in heat 12 on Monday. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars’ end-of-season injury jinx has claimed its latest victim in the shape of Lewis Kerr.

Robert Lambert. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn came out on the wrong side of a last-heat decider as they lost their home semi-final play-off clash tonight against Poole.

The moment Rob Lyon set his heart on before the tapes had even come up on King’s Lynn’s season has finally arrived.

Stars' skipper Rory Schlein. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn will be looking to make the most of home advantage tonight as they kickstart their quest for Elite League glory.

Kenneth Bjerre will be back on his bike this evening. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

It will be a nervous night of Grand Prix action for everyone connected with King’s Lynn as Kenneth Bjerre makes his return to action.

The blue and gold men of King's Lynn Town have a big day tomorrow in the FA Cup. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

The West Norfolk Sports Podcast does its bit to help build the excitement ahead of big events in King’s Lynn tomorrow and Monday.

Scott Nicholls, left, and Rory Schlein will be team-mates again on Monday. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Rob Lyon has turned to a seven-time British champion as King’s Lynn start to gear up for their play-off showdown against Poole.

Rory Schlein won heat three. Picture: Ian Burt

It was a disappointing meeting for home fans tonight as Troy Batchelor dethroned Elite League Riders’ champion Rory Schlein.

Robert Lambert will ride instead of Kenneth Bjerre at today's ELRC. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Three of the world’s best racers may no longer be in attendance but King’s Lynn is still set to stage more top-class two-wheel action this evening.

Matej Zagar showing he knows his way around the Norfolk Arena earlier this season. Picture: Ian Burt

I sat on my sofa and watched as we (King’s Lynn) failed to finish top ahead of the play-offs.

Action from the 2011 play-off semi-final meeting between King's Lynn and Poole. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn will lock horns with champions Poole in the play-off semi-finals after failing to finish top of the Elite League last night.

Rory Schlein had a disappointing night as the Stars surrendered top spot at the death to the reigning champions Poole Pirates.Picture: MATTHEW USHER

A patched-up Stars outfit lost control of their play-off destiny with a disjointed display in Manchester tonight.

Rob Lyon with (R) Nicklas Porsing. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars know what they have to do tonight in their final fixture of the regular season to finish top of the Elite League.

Troy Batchelor and his Swindon team-mates know their way around the Norfolk Arena. Picture: IAN BURT

We now know the full line-up for who will be joining us in the Elite League play-offs.

Lewis Kerr. Picture: Ian Burt

The Stars laid down the gauntlet to Poole as they strengthened their hopes of finishing in top spot tonight.

Kenneth Bjerre and Rob Lyon. Picture: Ian Burt

Rob Lyon will have to do without Kenneth Bjerre this evening when King’s Lynn host their final regular Elite League fixture of 2014.

Kenneth Bjerre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Kenneth Bjerre has handed Elite League title hopefuls King’s Lynn Stars another injury scare ahead of the play-offs.

Niels-Kristian Iversen rests up at his home in Peterborough.

Injury means that I’ve gone from being non-stop busy to stuck on my backside at home in England.

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