Happy return for Lee in Stars rout

Lynn romped to their biggest Premier League win of the season last night at the Norfolk Arena.

King's Lynn 64, Berwick 28

(Lynn won 110-72 on aggregate)

Lynn romped to their biggest Premier League win of the season last night at the Norfolk Arena.

Saddlebow lap record holder Paul Lee rode through the pain barrier after a fortnight sidelined with damaged ribs. Lynn's second string could not have hand-picked better opposition as he strolled to 12 point paid maximum.


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Polish racer Jacek Rempala briefly fired post-interval for the out gunned Bandits - missing the injured Stan Burza - notably eclipsing Premier Trophy hero Tomas Topinka in heat 10.

Such was Lynn's dominance Topinka's heat 13 duel with team mate Trevor Harding served up the best race of the night - the skipper deferring to the resurgent Aussie in the later stages. Harding lined up in the finale hunting a full max, but it was Daniel Nermark (15-point max) who clinched top billing after his decision to pull out of the Swedish championships.

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Topinka triggered the procession with a sub-60 coast in the opener - Chris Mills diving up the inside of a below par Tomas Suchanek to chase home the Czech. James Brundle powered to the reserves before offering Benji Compton a lift back to the pits - Compton following David Meldrum off on the top bend.

Nermark trapped to heat three with Lee enjoying a smooth first outing since a heavy tangle with Redcar's Josh Auty last month.

Compton hit the shale again, exiting turn two in his desperation to shine against the club who sacked him earlier this season. Harding squared the heat after turning on the turbo booster to fly past Michal Makovsky down the back straight. Lee out-muscled Sebastian Truminski in a bout of first bench bunching for the minor spots behind Nermark.

Lynn's fourth max of the early exchanges moved the table-toppers 16 clear on the scoresheets. Harding hunted down Makovsky to claim heat seven before Compton finally registered against his former employers with a swift trap to tail gate Mills.

The imperious Nermark toured around for a pre-interval max but Rempala stunned Topinka to land Berwick's first win of the night.

Brundle was catapulted off his bike from the tapes in heat 11 after clipping Suchanek's back wheel in a first bend dash.

Lynn's reserve walked gingerly back to the pits but was excluded as the primary cause. Mildenhall's guest joined him on the sidelines after failing to make two minutes while attending to his damaged machine - Harding claimed the flag when the action finally returned to the track.

Nermark repelled Rempala's forlorn tactical raid before the Topinka, Harding sideshow entertained the Stars' faithful - Harding punching the air in delight over the finish line. Lee notched a first flag on his return in the penultimate then exited stage left for Nermark to complete the rout.

Stars: Topinka 10+1, Mills 8+3, Nermark 15, Lee 9+3, Harding 13, Brundle 6+1, Compton 3+1.

Bandits: Truminski 3, Suchanek 2, Rempala 9, Makovsky 7, Martin 5+1, Meldrum 2+2.

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