Stars boss Allitt issues a warning as in-form Belle Vue head to town
PUBLISHED: 16:25 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:25 18 April 2017
King’s Lynn Stars boss Dale Allitt is expecting a “top class” meeting when his side host Belle Vue at the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday night (7.30pm).
The Stars are looking to make it two league wins out of two on home shale following their opening 53-37 win over Somerset at the beginning of the month.
However, Belle Vue have started their campaign strongly as well and Allitt knows his riders will have to be at their best, if they are to add to their SGB Premiership tally.
“Belle Vue are going pretty well so far this season – but I’m not interested in them,” Allitt said.
“We just need to focus on ourselves and if we do that and ride to our own capabilities, then we can beat anyone and a win against the Aces would be a fantastic result.
“We were disappointed to come away from Rye House on Saturday empty-handed, but this is a chance to get back to winning ways and show we’re a force this year, especially on our own track.”
Stars were beaten 50-42 after getting off to a slow start at Rye House.
Belle Vue include former King’s Lynn rider Kenneth Bjerre, and World Under-21 champion Max Fricke and British star Craig Cook. The Manchester club have notched two Premiership wins, beating Swindon in their opener and then, on Good Friday, recording a 54-38 win over Wolverhampton. Bjerre top-scored for the Aces with 15.
Team boss Mark Lemon said: “We knew Wolves would be tricky customers, particularly after last year’s Grand Final, but the boys chipped in and delivered a professional performance on Friday.”
Lemon is hoping to bring back the good times at Belle Vue, having seen his side push for the title in recent seasons without being able to make the final breakthrough. King’s Lynn fans will be keeping one eye on the skies after the disappointment of seeing their scheduled home meeting with Rye House on Friday fall foul of the adverse weather conditions.
King’s Lynn: Chris Holder, Lewis Rose, Nicklas Porsing, Troy Batchelor, Robert Lambert, Kai Huckenbeck, Josh Bailey.
Belle Vue: Max Fricke, Steve Worrall, Kenneth Bjerre, Justin Sedgmen, Craig Cook, Dan Bewley, Jack Smith.