Australia see off Great Britain, USA and Latvia in King’s Lynn to reach Speedway World Cup final

Danny King will be aiming to punch the air again in delight this evening for GB. Picture: IAN BURT

Danny King will be aiming to punch the air again in delight this evening for GB. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: Ian Burt

Alun Rossiter was unable to replicate his dream Great Britain debut as Australia triumphed at the Adrian Flux Arena this evening.

Rosco – who led his Lions to last year's final by winning the 'semi-final' at King's Lynn – will be forced to triumph in Thursday's race-off if he wants to reach his second consecutive World Cup showcase.

The Aussies' hard-fought triumph sees them join holders, and hosts, Denmark, Sweden and the winner of the make-or-break meeting in three days' time to battle it out for the Ove Fundin Trophy.

Britain, USA, the third-placed finishers in Norfolk, Poland and Russia will take part in the scrap to snatch the last remaining place in Saturday's Vojens spectacular. Outsiders Latvia came last in Lynn and fall at the same first hurdle that Czech Republic did during event one of the week-long competition at the weekend.

Meeting result: Australia 47, Great Britain 43, USA 22, Latvia 9.

See tomorrow's paper (June 9) for more reaction, and pictures, from the meeting at Lynn.

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