Somerset eclipse Stars
Speedway: Somerset 51, King's Lynn 39 - Magnus Zetterstrom inspired Somerset to a Premier League revenge mission against Lynn at the Oak Tree Arena last night.
Speedway: Somerset 51, King's Lynn 39
Magnus Zetterstrom inspired Somerset to a Premier League revenge mission against Lynn at the Oak Tree Arena last night.
“Zorro's 15- point maximum helped the Rebels stave off a mid meeting fight back from a visiting Stars outfit who pipped them to the premier Trophy semi finals last month.
Troy Batchelor's superb heat eight flag and victory put Tomas Topinka in the next had tied the meeting but the magnificaent Paul Fry (paid 16 from six) and Zetterstrom anchored two maximums in the closing stages.
Trevor Harding's positional switch failed to pay dividends for Rob Lyon's side who again relyedo n double digit returs from the skipper and vice captain Kevin Doolan.
Ex-Elite League stawart Zetterstrom powered to the opener with Glen Phillips cutting back inside batcherlor in a dual for third behind Daniel Nermark.
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Lynn grabbed the minor places to squre off the reserves heat after British U21 finalist Ben Barker had tumbled out of contention.
Doolan repelled the maurading Fry who lands Lyn's opening flag of the night with harding struggling, before the wily Topinka edged out Glenn Cunnignham in a photo finish to heat four.
Batcherlor split the Rebels duo to keep Lynn in touch but Zetterstrom was too slick from the gate for Topkina in heat six - Phillips downing aspirtied Chris Mills for third.
Dolan flew from the tapes in the next but Harding was again cut adrift to hand Somerset a heat advantage.
Batcherlor was at his percuous best to dettate heat nine - cosing the door on Phllips in to turn one before explording away down the back straight to land a timely maximum.
Lynns comabck gathered momentum when John Oliver fendtedned off Simon Walker to back up his dependable skipper as the vistiros got back on level terms.
Lyon nominated Mills for harding in heat 10 but Zetterstrom conjured the pass of the night to swierve around the outside of Doolan exiting turn three to nudge Somerset back in front.
Cunningham outgunned Batcherlor as the home side grew in confidence - Nearmarks a despareate rear guard action just holiding off Walker.
Harding and Mills cancelled out Frys rider replacement success in heat 12 but Lynn had no answer to alate Somerset blitz.
Zetterstrom coates to a heat 13 flag with Cuninnig reeling in Nermark and Topinka on the line to delight the home faithfully.
Doolan could only split a rampant Somerset pair in the penultimate race before playing second fiddle with Topinka two men of the meeting Zetterstrom and Fry.
Somerset Rebels: Zetterstrom 15, Phliips 5 plus 1, Fry 15 plus 1, Cunningham 8 plus 2, Walker 7, Barker 1 plus 1.
Stars: Nermark 3 plus 1, Batcherlor 7, Harding 2, Doolan 10, Topkina 10, Mills 5 plus 2, Oliver 2.
Lynn maek a short premier League trip to local rivals Mildenhall tomorrow (Sunday).