Leicester Lions 45 King’s Lynn Stars 45 – Epic Robert Lambert blast earns away Elite League points

Robert Lambert. Picture: IAN BURT

Robert Lambert. Picture: IAN BURT

Lynn performed last-heat heroics to snatch a draw against Leicester at Beaumont Park.

After forcing a heat 15 decider with a determined display yesterday, Stars earned two valuable Elite League points in dramatic circumstances. Young gun Robert Lambert pulled off a stunning last-bend blast to snatch second place behind team-mate Niels-Kristian Iversen and give them a 5-1.

Team boss Rob Lyon was thrilled to see his side travel back to Norfolk with a worthy reward for their efforts.

Lyon said: 'It was absolutely great to snatch a point like that, and what a ride it was from Robert Lambert in heat 15.

'Iversen led from the front, but the ground he made up to snatch second place was remarkable and it was a good result for us. We deserved something out of it, there was some fantastic racing and both teams deserve plenty of credit.

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'It was a fantastic speedway meeting for the neutral, and we are coming away happy with two Elite League points.'

Grand Prix ace Iversen led by example with a magnificent display, dropping just one point from six rides as he notched paid 17 points. Lambert also added double figures with a superb performance, whilst Danish racer Mads Korneliussen bagged 9+1 against his former club – who Lynn beat 46-44 in Norfolk on Thursday.

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Simon Lambert battled to a vital five points on his first top-flight appearance of the season in place of the ill Lewis Rose while reserve partner Carl Wilkinson claimed a crucial race win in heat 12.

German youngster Kai Huckenbeck struggled on his first visit to Beaumont Park, but it was nonetheless a strong showing from the Stars to earn their first away points of the season.

Lions (number of rides): 1 Patrick Hougaard 10 (6), 2 Paul Starke 1 (3), 3 Aaron Summer (Rider-replacement), 4 Szymon Wozniak 12+1 (6), 5 Sebastian Ulamek 1+1 (4), 6 Nicolai Klindt 15+2 (7), 7 Josh Auty 6+1 (4)

Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen 16+1 (6), 2 Mads Korneliussen 9+1 (5), 3 Rory Schlein (R/R), 4 Kai Huckenbeck 1+1 (3), 5 Robert Lambert 11+1 (6), 6 Carl Wilkinson 3 (4), 7 Simon Lambert 5 (6)

The Young Stars visit Cradley tomorrow in their first away meeting of the National League season.

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