Wednesday August 01, 2018
SLOW starting Stars were punished for a nightmare opening in their thumping 61-29 defeat at Poole.

Despite their best efforts the result ended a four match winning streak in front of a bumper crowd at Wimborne Road.

They got off to the worst possible start - as they did against Somerset 48-hours earlier - when home paid Brady Kurtz and Josh Grajczonek gained a 5-1 over in-form Robert Lambert for the Pirates.

And when Kacper Woryna and Frederik Jakobsen did the same in Heat 2 it has the home fans on their feet.

And it went from bad to worse when former Stars duo Nicolai Klindt and Richie Worrall got the lot against Thomas Jorgensen after Ty Proctor was warned at the start.

Niels-Kristian Iversen was the first Stars race winner in the next but with Newman at the back it was a shared heat and Poole were still well clear at 18-6.

Heat 7 saw a horror crash with Chris Harris falling at the end of the first lap and Proctor also hit the deck. Both were given a standing ovation when they got to their feet with Harris excluded as the cause of the stoppage.

Stars were unable to gain any advantage in the rerun when home man Woryna won.

After going 32-16 down boss Dale Allitt brought in skipper Robert Lambert as a tactical sub for Simon Lambert.

But Richie Worrall outpaced the Stars skipper with Klindt third for a 4-2 to put the match to bed with six heats remaining.

When Jakobsen and Klindt combined in Heat 12 over the disappointing Newman the meeting was all over at 48-24.

Kurtz and Harris sent the crowd wild with a 5-1 over Iversen and Lambert in the next to make it 53-25 and the scoreline looked harsh on the Stars.

But Poole piled on the agony in the closing stages to go through the 60-point barrier.

Jorgensen and Proctor both needed medical checks at the track - Jorgensen had pain in the ankle and Proctor in his shoulder and wrist.

Boss Dale Allitt said: “This is a heavy defeat and we won’t shy away from that.

“We will keep our fingers crossed Thomas and Ty, who were in wonderful form at home on Monday, have nothing too serious.”

POOLE 61: Richie Worrall 12+1, Brady Kurtz 12, Kacper 10+1, Frederik Jakobswn 8+3, Josh Grajczonek 7+1, Chris Harris 6+3, Nicolai Klindt 6+1.

KING’S LYNN 29: Robert Lambert 12, Niels-Kristian Iversen 6, Michael Palm Toft 4, Thomas Jorgensen 3, Kyle Newman 3, Simon Lambert 1+1, Ty Proctor 0.

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