Lynn cruise into second cup final

Lynn swatted aside pathetic Glasgow in a Premier League KO Cup semi-final, second-leg mismatch at the Norfolk Arena last night.

King's Lynn 67, Glasgow 27 (Lynn won 112-72 on aggregate)

Lynn swatted aside pathetic Glasgow in a Premier League KO Cup semi-final, second-leg mismatch at the Norfolk Arena last night.

The Tigers were more like pussycats in a embarrassingly one-sided affair.

Rob Lyon's ruthless cup holders took full advantage to reach a second consecutive final against either Somerset or Premier Trophy losers Sheffield next month.


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Gater supreme Daniel Nermark conjured a faultless four-ride maximum, with Troy Batchelor (paid 15-point max) and Chris Mills (paid 12-point max) able lieutenants.

Shane Parker predictably carried the fight for the Scottish raiders on his Norfolk Arena return, but Danny Bird's Saddlebow jinx continued after a woeful display in Glasgow's previous league mauling.

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Batchelor hunted down Bird in a super swift opener - Lynn's world U21 reserve pouncing on the Glasgow heat leader's error exiting turn two.

Lynn's red-hot reserves were gifted a routine maximum in the next after Robert Ksiezak's tumble sent John Oliver and Tigers team-mate James Cockle crashing to the deck.

Cockle bravely re-emerged after treatment for the bottom-bend spill, only to slide off in the same spot on the re-run after briefly heading the home duo.

Trevor Harding took a short cut to dive back inside Kauko Nieminen despite the flying Finn's best efforts to reply in kind - Nermark little more than an interested spectator in front.

Tomas Topinka sliced through the shale to eclipse Parker in a clash of the titans. Glasgow's tactical raid ran into heavy traffic after Bird missed the drop to hand Nermark a second flag - Harding diving up the inside of Ksiezak before giving way on the last lap.

Batchelor and Kevin Doolan exacted cold revenge on the outpaced Parker to trigger a maximum torrent - Lynn's Aussie duo turning the tables after Parker's victory in August's corresponding league tussle.

Topinka looked out for a Sunday stroll behind the unbeaten Mills after Nieminen's electrical failure from the tapes moved Lynn 20 clear.

Oliver afforded the Glasgow pair a head start in heat eight before

brilliantly cutting down Cockle and Ksiezak in a flash.

Parker's black-and-white tactical foray went the same way as Bird's - Nermark teaching the Norfolk Arena past master a fresh trick or two.

Doolan and Batchelor were in a different postcode to claim heat ten. Glasgow's miserable trek south was summed up in the next - Bird heading Topinka only to run wide and then blow up on the last lap to gift Mills second.

Ksiezak's persistence anchored a collector's item of a visiting heat advantage. Topinka and Doolan's heat 13 procession triggered a dash for some personal gloss on another powerful team display from the treble chasers.

Nermark completed his maximum in the penultimate heat before

deferring to Batchelor, who romped to his full house in the finale.

Stars: 2 Troy Batchelor 13+2, 5 Tomas Topinka 12+1, Daniel Nermark 12, Chris Mills 10+2, Kevin Doolan 9, Trevor Harding 6+1, John Oliver 5+2

Tigers: Shane Parker 10, Danny Bird 6, Robert Ksiezak 4, Kauko Nieminen 4, Lee Dicken 2, James Cockle 1.

t Lynn travel to Redcar tonight in the Premier League championship play-off quarter-final first leg.

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