Stars eye chance of revenge

King's Lynn can avenge their one and only home defeat of the season when they take on the Eastbourne Eagles tomorrow night.

It's second v third at the Norfolk Arena, with the Stars in second place in the Sky Sports Elite League table and Eastbourne just one point behind.

A three-point win would not only stretch that lead to four, but put pressure on the current league leaders, the Poole Pirates, who are currently ahead by five points.

If ever there was an incentive for Lynn it's the memory of their meeting in early May, when the Eagles snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after Kenneth Bjerre suffered engine failure while leading heat 15. For team manager Rob Lyon it's hard to forget.

'We were up against it that night after losing Olly in his first heat, but we looked to have pulled something special out of the bag only for an engine failure to cost us the victory,' he said. 'I hope that this time round all seven riders stay fit and the gremlins stay hidden away because I believe that we gain all three league points against them.'


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The Stars will be sending out the same team as last week againmst Peterborough, while the Eagles will send out the same men who triumphed earlier in the season.

At number one they have the fast starting Dane and former GP rider Bjarne Pedersen while at two they have the Czech team's leading World Cup scorer Lukas Dryml with the impressive Simon Gustaffson – son of former Stars favourite Henka Gustaffson – at three.

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The talented, but often controversial, Lewis Bridger rides at number four with world longtrack champion, Jonas Kylmorkopi at five. The Eagles have one of the strongest reserve riders in the country, Cameron Woodward, at number six with Tino Lahti at seven.

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