King’s Lynn boss Lyon braced for Poole test
King's Lynn team boss Rob Lyon is braced for a Good Friday Elite League cracker against title favourites Poole at the Norfolk Arena. (7pm)
Lynn's play-off ambitions face a stern test against a visiting outfit bolstered by the injury return of ex-Lynn racer and double World-U21 champion Darcy Ward. Poole also track British GP winner Chris Holder and highly-rated Swedish talent Dennis Andersson plus Norfolk Arena favourite Davey Watt.
Lynn go into the meeting buoyed by an excellent away league win at Swindon which underlined their impressive early season top flight form.
'Poole are one of the teams we will only be meeting on a single occasion this year so we must secure a win against them,' said Lyon. 'It will make a big difference in our bid for a place in this season's play-offs, especially when I expect Poole to win at least 50% of their away matches and effectively take points off of other teams that will be fighting against us for a play-off place.
'I don't expect it to be easy and can see this being one of the hardest fought battles ever seen at King's Lynn. It won't be for the faint-hearted, that's for sure.'
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Lynn track the same septet that crushed Lakeside 65-30 in front of the televsion cameras last week.
Meanwhile, the club's 'Young Stars' National League outfit face a derby match up against Mildenhall on Wednesday at the Norfolk Arena. (7.30pm)
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James Brundle will lead the Fen Tigers along with former Young Star Lewis Blackbird who switched allegiances on the eve of the new campaign. Lynn will look to Darren Mallett to spearhead the home challenge with Jake Knight aiming to build on his paid 18 haul in the recent four point win over Hackney. The Young Stars will operate rider replacement for Adam Lowe who could be sidelined for the season after breaking two vertebras in a heavy crash during last week's meeting.
• National League admission prices: Adults �10, concessions �8, supporters (aged 12 to 15) �3 and free entry for children aged 11 and under.
• Young Stars: 1 Darren Mallett 7.48, 2 Adam Lowe r/r 5.62, 3 Lewis Kerr 5.48, 4 Oliver Rayson 4.96, 5 James Cockle Capt 7.46, 6 Tom Stokes 3.00, 7 Jake Knight 4.29.
• Mildenhall Tigers: 1 James Brundle 8.97, 2 Aaron Baseby 3.81, 3 Joe Jacobs 6.68, 4 Daniel Halsey 5.56, 5 Jack Hargreaves 8.30, 6 Danny Stoneman 3.00, 7 Lewis Blackbird 3.00.