Bjerre stars but Panthers return from Wolves pointless

SUPER Kenneth Bjerre turned in a magnificent solo display – but it still wasn’t enough to end Peterborough’s away-day blues.

SUPER Kenneth Bjerre turned in a magnificent solo display – but it still wasn’t enough to end Peterborough’s away-day blues.

The brilliant Dane, currently second in the World Championship standings, joined an exclusive club of riders who have beaten Wolves’ number one Fredrik Lindgren twice on his home track.

Bjerre lost out to the flying Sweden in the opening heat but had double revenge with two wins over his Grand Prix rival in the last three races.

He needed partner Rory Schlein to split the Wolves’ pairing in the last heat to grab what might have been a vital away point.


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But the Aussie couldn’t split the Lindgren-Tai Woffinden partnership as Wolves eased to a 50-43 victory.

It put them three points ahead of the fourth-placed Panthers in the race to make the play-offs.

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But it was an encouraging performance from the new-look Panthers against a side that has now taken 23 points out of 24 at Monmore Green this season.

Manager Trevor Swales said: “Wolves have been giving everyone a hiding on their home track and that was the second highest score any visiting side has got this season.”

Panthers did it despite the absence of free-scoring skipper Niels-Kristian Iversen who is still struggling to recover from a broken shoulder.

Added Swales: “Niels spent a year on loan at Wolves and I’m 100% certain we would have beaten them had he been fit.”

Stand-in Daniel King managed only three points, including two last places, from his four programmed rides.

Bjerre’s major backing came from Schlein, with two race wins, and Krzysztof Buczkowski in his last meeting as reserve.

WOLVERHAMPTON 50 (Fredrik Lindgren 13, Tai Woffinden 10:2, Nicolai Klindt 10, Adam Skornicki 5:2, Matthew Wethers 5:2, Ty Proctor 4:2, Ludvig Lindgren 3).

PETERBOROUGH 43 (Kenneth Bjerre 17, Rory Schlein 9, Krzysztof Buczkowski 7:1, Troy Batchelor 6:1, Daniel King 3, Mathieu Tresarrieu 1, Craig Cook 0.

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