We have really got a point to prove, says Rob Lyon ahead of King’s Lynn Stars’ trip to Coventry Bees
- Credit: Ian Burt
Rob Lyon is adamant his Stars will come out all guns blazing after their night to forget.
King's Lynn suffered a rare defeat on their own shale last Thursday when the Belle Vue Aces delivered a gating masterclass to win 54-39 at the Adrian Flux Arena. A trip to Coventry Bees – who Lynn would have hosted on Monday had it not been for a weather-based postponement – is up next this evening with a total of four possible away Elite League points up for grabs.
Lyon is sure his troops will be fired-up to make sure another team doesn't have it all their own way as they look to bounce back from their disappointing display against the Aces.
Lynn's team boss said: 'We had a chat after the meeting against Belle Vue. Our performance was unusual and we all said we have to put it right in our next meeting, forget about it, and move on. That's what we're going to try and do.
'Hopefully we can get some confidence back because it wasn't for a lack of trying. We were just always behind going into the first corner.'
Lynn and Coventry have lost two of their first three meetings, both tasting defeats in their most recent outings. The Bees got thumped 52-38 at home to Wolverhampton Wolves last Friday while Lynn's loss against the Aces 24 hours earlier was their first defeat on home shale to Belle Vue since returning to the top flight in 2011.
Lyon added: 'I don't think Belle Vue are quite as good as everyone is making them out to be. I honestly mean that. They rode well and deserved to win but I don't think the gap between us and them is as big as what the scoreline suggested.
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'They came here and did a job on us, and fair play to them for that, but we had a really bad night and allowed them to look a lot, lot stronger than us. Hopefully we can show against Coventry that it was a bad day at the office.
'There's a long way to go yet and I'm not going to read too much into the result of one match, although I'm disappointed with how we performed.'
Coventry promoter Mick Horton was so upset with his side's showing against Wolves that he issued a public apology.
He said: 'I built this team, so I take responsibility for it. Clearly at the moment we aren't up to scratch.'
Bees: 1 Krzysztof Kasprazak, 2 Jason Garrity, 3 Danny King, 4 Kasper Woryna, 5 Chris Harris, 6 James Sarjeant, 7 Josh Bates
Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Kai Huckenbeck, 3 Rory Schlein, 4 Mads Korneliussen, 5 Robert Lambert, 6 Carl Wilkinson, 7 Lewis Rose