King’s Lynn Stars 40 Belle Vue Aces 50 – Frustrating night as Aces inflict first home defeat of the campaign on Stars

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn slipped to their second straight defeat as they went down 50-40 against Belle Vue at the Adrian Flux Arena.

Craig Cook in heat four. Picture: Ian Burt

Craig Cook in heat four. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Trucks R Us Stars experienced a night to forget as Craig Cook's 15-point maximum powered the impressive Aces to victory.

The home side fell behind after five races and with just five heat winners they were never able to retake the lead.

Team boss Dale Allitt admitted it was a frustrating evening during which his side were simply beaten by a better team.

'At the end of the day we weren't good enough tonight,' Allitt conceded. 'Belle Vue were just the better team on the night, so we can't have any complaints.

Robert Lambert in heat four. Picture: Ian Burt

Robert Lambert in heat four. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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'There are things we need to improve on and ways we need to get better, and we'll be working hard to do that.

'Everyone is hurting as you'd expect after a home defeat, but we just have to regroup and pick ourselves back up for the next meeting.'

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Aussie ace Troy Batchelor continued his strong start to the season to top score for the hosts, whilst Robert Lambert also battled hard to offer solid resistance.

Kai Huckenbeck and Nicklas Porsing both won their opening rides but faded as the meeting progressed, whilst number one Chris Holder struggled to make an impact with the exception of a heat 10 win.

Kenneth Bjerre chases Robert Lambert in heat seven. Picture: Ian Burt

Kenneth Bjerre chases Robert Lambert in heat seven. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

There were useful contributions from Lewis Rose and Josh Bailey, but the high-flying Aces ultimately had too much firepower and emerged with all four points.

The Stars will be back in action when they travel to Somerset next Friday, April 28 (7.30) before Leicester in their next home outing on Wednesday, May 10 (7.30).

KING'S LYNN 40: Troy Batchelor 10+1, Robert Lambert 8, Nicklas Porsing 6+1, Kai Huckenbeck 5+1, Chris Holder 5, Lewis Rose 4+1, Josh Bailey 2+1.

BELLE VUE 50: Craig Cook 15, Steve Worrall 10+1, Max Fricke 9+1, Justin Sedgmen 6+1, Kenneth Bjerre 6, Dan Bewley 3, Jack Smith 1.

Chris Holder in heat ten. Picture: Ian Burt

Chris Holder in heat ten. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Kenneth Bjerre chases Robert Lambert in heat seven. Picture: Ian Burt

Kenneth Bjerre chases Robert Lambert in heat seven. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Max Fricke and (2) Steve Worrall scored a maximum in heat five. Picture: Ian Burt

Max Fricke and (2) Steve Worrall scored a maximum in heat five. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Max Fricke and (2) Steve Worrall scored a maximum in heat five. Picture: Ian Burt

Max Fricke and (2) Steve Worrall scored a maximum in heat five. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Kai Huckenbeck in the middle of things in heat two. Picture: Ian Burt

Kai Huckenbeck in the middle of things in heat two. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Lewis Rose and (R) Steve Worrall flying out of the gate in heat one. Picture: Ian Burt

Lewis Rose and (R) Steve Worrall flying out of the gate in heat one. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing and (4) Troy Batchelor scored a maximum in heat three. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing in the pits. Picture: Ian Burt

Nick Porsing in the pits. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Troy Batchelor is a familiar face around the King's Lynn pits. Picture: Ian Burt

Troy Batchelor is a familiar face around the King's Lynn pits. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Stars co-promoter Dale Allitt. Picture: Ian Burt

Stars co-promoter Dale Allitt. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Stars captain Robert Lambert. Picture: Ian Burt

Stars captain Robert Lambert. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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