Rye House deliver Stars' first defeat
Rye House 50, King's Lynn 40Lynn slipped to their first Premier League defeat of the new season at Hoddesdon.Daniel Nermark's superb heat ten gate had levelled a topsy turvy meeting before Rye's young guns Tai Woffinden and Adam Roynon combined to shoot down the Stars.
Rye House 50, King's Lynn 40
Lynn slipped to their first Premier League defeat of the new season at Hoddesdon.
Daniel Nermark's superb heat ten gate had levelled a topsy turvy meeting before Rye's young guns Tai Woffinden and Adam Roynon combined to shoot down the Stars.
Roynon flew past Trevor Harding to land a decisive max in the penultimate contest to cap a busy night for the Rockets' reserve (paid 16 from seven).
Wonder kid Woffinden moved centre stage to edge out Tomas Topinka in a thrilling finale to seal victory for the pre-season title favourites.
Nermark (paid ten) yet again proved an able deputy to Lynn's skipper but highly rated Danish teenage guest Nicki Glanz (paid three) struggled on his Premier League bow.
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The Plymouth racer was well off the pace in the reserves' race - Roynon cutting back inside James Brundle who fended off Luke Bowen to split the home pair.
Chris Neath outgated Topinka in a re-run opener after Chris Mills was excluded for a home straight tumble.
Woffinden's classy cut back inside Nermark claimed a third consecutive home flag before Paul Lee checked the early onslaught - Lynn's second string flying around Roynon with Glanz opening his account after Steve Boxall hit the shale.
Topinka was awarded heat five ahead of the pacy Woffinden after Tommy Allen had slammed into the boards.
The Premier League powerhouses traded mid meeting maxs - Ray Morton marking his home debut with a maiden success.
Trevor Harding reeled in the fast gating Boxall who was then bypassed by Nermark to drag the visitors back on equal terms.
Bowen made a swift re-appearance after Morton was pinged for shredding the tapes but Roynon took the honours before repeating the trick in the next. Young sidekick Woffinden poured on the power to head Brundle after a sluggish gate as Rye nudged ahead.
Nermark took out Neath before Topinka used all his Hoddesdon track craft to outwit Boxall with Rob Lyon's men refusing to go quietly.
Woffiden's gutsy last bend heat 13 pass foiled Nermark to trigger Rye's decisive late push. Boxall grabbed his revenge over Lynn's Czech master to chase home team mate Neath for only a second home max of a tight contest.
Roynon piloted the third in the next before Woffinden embellished his fast growing reputation to eclipse Topinka in the finale.
Rockets: Neath 11+1, Morton 4+1, Woffinden 12, Allen 2+1, Boxall 5+1, Bowen 1, Roynon 15+1.
Stars: Topinka 11, Mills 3, Nermark 9+1, Harding 6+1, Lee 5, Brundle 4+1, Glanz 2+1.