King’s Lynn Stars looking for more home Elite League comforts against Eastbourne Eagles
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King's Lynn Stars are looking to keep up their 100pc home record this evening when Eastbourne Eagles visit the Norfolk Arena.
Rob Lyon's men have picked up a more-than-admirable 11 points out of a possible 14 in their four meetings this season.
That haul has included maximum-points Saddlebow Road successes over Peterborough Panthers and Coventry Bees.
And the Stars' team boss is looking to pick up another three points once the action gets underway tonight to keep up their outstanding start to the campaign.
He said: 'The perfect recipe would be some fantastic racing and a King's Lynn win by seven or more. But it can't always be that way.
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'The cold weather has played its part with track conditions so hopefully we will be able to see an improvement in all areas tonight. We had a slow start against Coventry last time out which made it hard work for ourselves. Peterborough was a tight affair.
'We won both, but hopefully the boys can put on a convincing display tonight, get off to a good start, and show the rest of the league we're on a roll and what we're all about.'
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Lynn go into the meeting having suffered their first rain-off of the season last Friday at Coventry.
But a selection of the team have been racing or practising in Poland over the weekend to ensure they won't be rusty come tapes up.
Niels-Kristian Iversen scored 16, paid 17 points, for Gorzow while Rory Schlein collected 11 points for Lodz. Reserve-pair Seb Alden and Kozza Smith also got in some action for Premier League Berwick to keep themselves ticking over.
Unlike Lynn, the Eagles have endured a mixed start to the term having won their two home meetings, but lost their two away ones.
Their side only has two changes from 2012 with Bjarne Pedersen and Adam Shields replacing Joonas Kylmakorpi and Lewis Bridger.
Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Simon Stead, 3 Mads Korneliussen, 4 Nicolai Klindt, 5 Rory Schlein, 6 Seb Alden, 7 Kozza Smith
Eastbourne: 1 Bjarne Pedersen, 2 Timo Lahti, 3 Simon Gustafsson, 4 Cameron Woodward, 5 Adam Shields, 6 Lukas Dryml, 7 Denis Gizatullin