Stars complete hat-trick

King's Lynn 59, Somerset 34 (Lynn won 105-78 on aggregate): Lynn ripped up the record book to clinch a third consecutive Premier League KO Cup crown last night at the Norfolk Arena.

King's Lynn 59, Somerset 34 (Lynn won 105-78 on aggregate)

Lynn ripped up the record book to clinch a third consecutive Premier League KO Cup crown last night at the Norfolk Arena.

Super Swede Daniel Nermark delivered the knock out blow in heat 12 after a gutsy effort from the Rebels in the early sparring.

Maximum man Tomas Topinka fittingly lifted the club's seventh trophy of a golden era in front of his adoring public.

Topinka's heat six success triggered a mid-meeting avalanche to seal another trophy-laden season after pocketing the Premier Trophy and finishing top of the league standings.

Lynn's Czech along with Rebels' counterpart Emil Kramer headed the pre-race parade alongside the gleaming KO Cup trophy amidst a crescendo of fireworks.

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Somerset guest Ricky Ashworth endured a predictably hostile reception during the prelims - Sheffield's heat leader highly critical of the Norfolk Arena track surface after this month's fiesty play off semi final battle.

Topinka glided from gate three in a textbook opener - Paul Lee diving into the Czech's slipstream exiting turn one to leave Ashworth trailing.

Stephan Katt cashed in on his pointless rider replacement outing to grab the reserves - Simon Lambert turning up the heat in a desperate last lap assault.

Nermark was excluded in the next after a bottom bend spill in a gutsy dive around the outside of compatriot Kramer. The Rebel flew again in the re-run but outgunned home racer Trevor Harding tricked Kramer with a cute cut down the back straight to pinch the flag.

Richie Hawkins notched a timely heat advantage - Chris Mills spinning out in Nermark corner, leaving Lambert to split the Rebels' duo.

Jordan Frampton was excluded for nudging Harding into the boards after Nermark had looked odds on to resume normal service with a sublime heat five trap.

Lynn's young Aussie re-emerged after repairs to his snapped chain to head Nermark in the re-run. Topinka scorched to heat six but the all action Katt and Hawkins defied Lee to square the points.

Frampton t-boned Mills after picking up drive exiting turn three in the next - Mills sent flying over his handlebars in a sickening shunt that split his helmet.

Lynn's second string was stretchered away by ambulance and out of the final but later returned for the party following treatment to head and rib injuries.

Lambert hooked up with Adam Allott to devastating effect - Kramer squeezed out with Frampton again left to watch from the pits' entrance.

Allott served up a maximum encore in the next as the holders moved through the gears. Hawkins was pinged under two minutes then excluded after failing to show again at the tapes - Nermark and Harding piling on the agony with a smooth team ride.

Topinka anchored a fourth consecutive home max with Lee expertly diving under Danny Warwick. Ashworth broke the spell with a major tactical foray in heat 11 as Somerset refused to raise the white flag.

Nermark finally dragged the holders across the finish line to trigger an impromptu team bonding exercise from ecstatic team mates and management stationed on the inner track.

Topinka and Lambert applied the polish before the magnificent captain capped his perfect night in the finale.