Premiership tight at top after close battle for Belle Vue at King’s Lynn

THINGS at the top of the Premiership are getting even tighter after a closely fought 46-44 battle at King’s Lynn saw Belle Vue take a consolation league point for their efforts. 

Despite being without Charles Wright, the BikeRight Aces dug deep and maintained a consistent performance throughout the evening, with the home team struggling to gain an advantage.

Wells (b) Bewley (w) and Riss (r) (Pic: Derek Leader)

Trailing by four points for a good chunk of the early heats, the visitors gave their hosts plenty to think about and managed to draw level with the Minors and Brady Stars at the halfway stage.

And they certainly gave them a scare when they pulled ahead by six points, and as has become typical of the Premiership this season the meeting went down to the wire.

But it was King’s Lynn who just about held on to take the win on the night, and BikeRight Ace Richie Worrall admits there is frustration amongst the boys at having let their lead slip.

He said: “We understand that people have high expectations of us. We have high expectations of ourselves, and we are disappointed that we couldn’t hang onto that lead.

“But realistically, we cannot win every meeting. We always aim to take at least a point from all our matches, and we’ve only failed to do that once this season.

“This wasn’t the same King’s Lynn team that we encountered earlier this year. They have regrouped and made changes since then, and they were changes that have strengthened them.

“I feel we did miss Charles this evening, but it’s easy to say things like that in hindsight. This is one result that didn’t go our way but the main thing is we didn’t leave empty handed.

“We’ve still got everything to play for, and all the boys want to see that trophy come home to Belle Vue. We are a strong team and we are still very much in contention for the play offs.”

Jorgensen (r) Wright (y) and S Worrall (w) (Pic: Derek Leader)

The Cool Running Colts return to the National Speedway Stadium on Thursday, July 29 when we welcome the Leicester Cubs to Manchester.

Tickets for this and all 2021 fixtures are now available, unrestricted, online at bellevue-speedway.com and we would encourage all our supporters to buy in advance where possible.

And with the easing of restrictions, the Peter Craven Suite will be open for this fixture for bar sales only with all drinks just £3, though only card payments will be accepted at this time.

RESULT – KING’S LYNN V BELLE VUE – THURSDAY, JULY 22 @ 7:30PM 

King’s Lynn ‘Minors & Brady’ Stars 46: Richard Lawson 17+1, Thomas Jorgensen 8+2, Lewis Kerr 8, Erik Riss 6, Connor Mountain 4+2, Ricky Wells 3, Cameron Heeps r/r

Belle Vue ‘BikeRight’ Aces 44: Dan Bewley 14+2, Richie Worrall 9+1, Steve Worrall 6+2, Jye Etheridge 6+1, Tom Brennan 5, Brady Kurtz 4+1, Charles Wright r/r

Premiership Points: King’s Lynn 3 Belle Vue 1

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