Lyon left frustrated as weather robs King’s Lynn Stars of home comforts again
King's Lynn Stars have been robbed of home comforts for the second week running after tonight's fixture against Swindon Robins was postponed due to wet weather.
Norfolk Arena chiefs took the decision to call off the Elite League clash yesterday due to persistent rain. It is the second consecutive home fixture to be hampered by the elements following last Wednesday's abandonment against Belle Vue Aces.
Team boss Rob Lyon admitted he felt the frustration more than most because he's desperate for his team to gain some track time on their home shale. He said: 'We could do with a run of home meetings to gain some momentum as a team. We need to get some confidence going and get some points on the board.
'It's not through lack of commitment so far that we haven't picked up more points – it's just not quite there right now. We gave a good performance down at Swindon, like we have most places this season, and we were unfortunate not to get anything. Unfortunately it's an all-too familiar story so far.
'Swindon are a good side and they've had a good start to season but they've only ridden away once. We've been at home just twice. The rest of our meetings have been away which hasn't been ideal.'
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Lyon had been looking for his side to bounce back from their 'frustrating' 51-41 defeat at Wolverhampton on Monday. But Lynn came away pointless, despite another promising away display.
Number one Niels-Kristian Iversen continued his sensational early season form with a 17 point-haul but Lyon insisted his team's bottom order need to sharpen for the Stars to gain vital results in coming weeks.
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'We definitely need to get more points at the bottom end of the team,' Losing David Howe has not helped as his absence has been a big blow. Hopefully he'll be back in a couple of weeks but until then it's vital we have at least one reserve scoring.
'It's hard when your reserves are not firing because it leaves a big gaping hole in the team. It's ever so easy to write teams off at this stage of the season but lets see where we end up before people make their mind up about us.'
Tonight's postponed meeting has been rearranged for Monday June 11– to be televised live on Sky Sports.