Stars’ victory is a statement to their Premiership rivals – Palm Toft

Michael Palm Toft in action for the Stars at Belle Vue. Picture: Phil Lanning

Michael Palm Toft in action for the Stars at Belle Vue. Picture: Phil Lanning - Credit: Archant

Trump card Michael Palm Toft admits that King's Lynn's vital win at Belle Vue is a huge 'statement' to the rest of the Premiership.

The Stars shattered the Aces' unbeaten home record with a strong 47-43 win in Manchester on Monday night.

Neils-Kristen Iversen and Robert Lambert led the line with top scores, but Palm Toft's paid nine contribution, including two 5-1s, was the difference on the night.

The likeable Dane, 27, admitted it was a big result for the club.

He said: 'It's a good result for the team, I had a good score and we can look forward to the next meeting.

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'I think it's a really good statement, to come here and actually get some points on the board, especially away from home.

'Obviously they were missing two key riders, but they had some good guests and we won and that's the main thing.'

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Fellow Dane Thomas Jorgensen didn't have such a productive night with four points, but it was the Tru Plant Stars' solid scoring from one to seven that proved pivotal.

Jorgensen revealed that the 'spirit' of the Stars is paying off.

'We won as a team of course,' he said.

'I nearly messed it up for the team. But I can't complain – we had a win and it was really good.

'I was very disappointed with my own performance.

'I'm used to doing much better around Belle Vue.

'I just couldn't start all night, but other than that the main thing is that we won.

'We have a really good team spirit and we win as a team – it's onwards and upwards for this team I'm sure.'

Iversen produced his best score since being back in UK action and after a slow start was his usual outstanding leader with paid 12.

'I'm pretty happy,' he said. 'It's good we got the win.

'They had a bit of a disadvantage with a few riders missing but I'm happy how things went.

'It's my best score since being back in England.

'I've been suffering with engines and stuff like that and not being able to get things going.

'But it was good at Belle Vue and I'm happy about it.'

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