Perfect 10 for the high-flying King’s Lynn Stars

Darren Mallett had a nasty fall in heat nine. Picture: Ian Burt

Darren Mallett had a nasty fall in heat nine. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Rob Lyon was delighted by King's Lynn's latest win last night but admitted he was more concerned by the injuries to two riders who left the Norfolk Arena in ambulances.

His guest, and Young Star, Darren Mallett and Coventry Bees' Jason Garrity were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a result of a sickening crash in heat nine. And even though the Stars went on to win 54-35 to extend their lead at the top of the Elite League table, Lyon's thoughts were with the pair at the end of the meeting.

Lynn's team boss, whose side have won their last 10 fixtures in a row, said: 'First and foremost let's hope they both come through ok. It was a nasty crash. Hopefully it's not too serious.

'But that apart, it was another terrific performance from everybody, it was a great team performance.'

Mallett injured his pelvis and shoulder while Garrity suffered a suspected concussion. The pair's conditions were deemed to be not too serious as they left Saddlebow Road.

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'It is exciting, but if you were looking at a league with no play-offs we'd be getting excited about standing a chance of winning the league,' added Lyon, whose men lead the standings by 10 points.

'We've got 36 so I think we'll need another 14 to make the play-offs. We'll take it from there. It's a bizarre situation but it's all about getting in that top four.'

- To read a match report and see a gallery of Ian Burt's photos from last night's meeting click here.

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