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Stars move to top after emphatic victory

PUBLISHED: 11:16 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:01 22 October 2010

Lynn moved top of the Premier League standings with a power-packed display against Sheffield.

King's Lynn 62, Sheffield 33 (Lynn win 107-78 on aggregate)

Lynn moved top of the Premier League standings with a power-packed display against Sheffield.

The new campaign may be only weeks old but few would bet against Tomas Topinka lifting the championship trophy come October's play-offs. Lynn are at present simply toying with their expected title rivals - Sheffield despatched in the same dismissive fashion as fellow Premier Trophy semi-finalists Workington last week.

Topinka (15-point paid maximum) and vice captain Kevin Doolan (15-point maximum) have both crashed through the 50-point barrier since that Saddlebow stroll against the Comets. Daniel Nermark posted a solid paid 11 on his return from injury.

Sheffield needed a Norfolk Arena repeat from British U21 winner Ben Wilson, but the Tigers second string failed to sparkle - a solid heat eight double tactical the modest highlight of his paid seven from four.

Wilson flew from the gate in the opener only for Nermark to reel him in down the back straight before driving inside Ricky Ashworth - Trevor Harding pouncing on electrical problems for the Tigers' number one.

Chris Mills anchored another maximum in 59.2 seconds after sidekick John Oliver had inched past Mark Thompson exiting turn four. Kyle Legault threw down the gauntlet to Lynn's unbeatable heat three Aussies - Doolan cutting back inside then Troy Batchelor picking up plenty of grip to ensure normal service was resumed.

Topinka hit the shale after a bout of first bend bunching but recovered his composure to outwit Compton.

Doolan survived a testing heat five before Compton stemmed the tide with a tactical success after edging out Nermark into turn one before the Tigers' duo cancelled out Topinka's heat seven flag.

The mid-meeting revival ended when the Stars' Aussie team riders nailed another maximum. And the ruthless streak surfaced on the restart - Nermark's heat 11 procession triggering a late surge of home advantages.

Stars: Nermark 11, Harding 8+3, Batchelor 7+2, Doolan 15, Topinka 13+2, Mills 4, Oliver 4+2.

Tigers: Ashworth 2, Wilson 7, Legault 7+1, Sanchez 4, Compton 10, Cooper 0, Thompson 3+2.


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