Slick Stars turn on the championship style
Edinburgh 41, King's Lynn 49: Lynn turned on the championship style in last night's Premier League clash at old rivals Edinburgh. Rob Lyon's treble winners headed north without injured skipper Tomas Topinka (leg) and Linus Eklof (neck) - whilst youngster Joe Haines was absent ahead of his World U21 bow this weekend.
Edinburgh 41, King's Lynn 49
Lynn turned on the championship style in last night's Premier League clash at old rivals Edinburgh.
Rob Lyon's treble winners headed north without injured skipper Tomas Topinka (leg) and Linus Eklof (neck) - whilst youngster Joe Haines was absent ahead of his World U21 bow this weekend.
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Lyon drafted in ex-Monarch William Lawson and Glasgow skipper Lee Dicken for pivotal guest bookings to help shock the Armadale faithful. Lynn remarkably posted three opening maximums in the first four heats to grab their first away league win of the new campaign.
Lyon's men now head to Berwick tonight in buoyant mood for the second leg of their league tour aiming to build on an emphatic win north of the border.
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EDP columnist Kozza Smith set the tone in a re-run heat one after Ryan Fisher hit the shale. Smith trapped again with Dicken dipping into the Aussie's slipstream after a late call up for Eklof who was injured on Swedish club duty in midweek.
Max Dilger cashed in when Darren Mallett trundled to a halt in the reserves behind Casper Wortmann with Kyle Howarth's late spill denying Edinburgh another point. Lawson shadowed Smith in the next with new Wolverhampton recruit Matty Wethers unable to gatecrash the visiting party.
Wortmann and Kevin Doolan piled on the pain with Andrew Tully the latest home racer to bail as Lynn moved 11 clear. German raider Kevin Wolbert checked the Stars' surge with Wethers edging past Dicken on a tactical foray in the rear.
Fisher subdued Doolan to allow Jozsef Tabaka to claim another Edinburgh flag to cut Lynn's early lead before Smith split Tully and Howarth in a re-run heat eight caused by Dilger clipping Lawson.
Tabaka trapped smoothly again to foil Dicken with the overworked Dilger cutting back inside Wortmann down the back straight to tie the scores. Wolbert and Wethers snared Doolan in a pincer after Mallett's early fall but Lawson replied in kind to stun Fisher in a topsy turvy heat ten duel.
Tully again gifted Lynn the points when Doolan and Dicken produced a steady tandem success before shared heats maintained Lynn's two point gap until Lawson's late cameo for his temporary employers.
The adopted Star outgunned Wethers in the penultimate tour then anchored an away maximum in the finale to seal an impressive win.
Monarchs: Fisher 7+1, Tabaka 7, Wolbert 9, Wethers 7+1, Tully 4+1, Dilger 5, Howarth 2.
Stars: r/r, Dicken 6+2, Smith 11, Lawson 13+1, Doolan 12+2, Mallett 1+1, Wortmann 6.