No mercy begs Stars boss

KING'S Lynn team boss Rob Lyon is refusing to ease up in his club's Premier Trophy quest ahead of Wednesday's latest Norfolk Arena clash against Newport.

KING'S Lynn team boss Rob Lyon is refusing to ease up in his club's Premier Trophy quest ahead of Wednesday's latest Norfolk Arena clash against Newport.

Lynn have smashed all comers at Saddlebow this season and beat the Wasps on home shale 51-39 earlier this month but Lyon wants no mercy in the Stars' bid to seal qualification for the semi finals.

“After last week's powerhouse performance against Somerset I have had fans asking me if we can give the away team some sort of advantage,” said Lyon. “But in all honesty why should we? I find it a real pleasure to see our team riding so well and taking the competition to pieces, everyone fears us and if we were to take it easy on someone we might get caught out.

“I keep the team focused on winning every single race and racing for every single point - even if we are leading by 20 points or so. In all honesty, I don't think the amount we do win by affects the racing in any way. It might make a difference psychologically by making it look closer and more exciting on paper but with riders like Darcy Ward and Emiliano Sanchez in the team the numbers are irrelevant. They are pure entertainment whether leading the race from the front or chasing from the back.”


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Pay Fry top scored for the Welsh outfit in their recent home defeat to the Stars with British youngster Jordan Frampton looking to impress Team GB chief Lyon after his 12 point paid maximum on Elite League duty for Coventry at Poole last week. Newport also track American Chris Kerr following his mid winter transfer from Redcar.

“I know we won away at Newport last Sunday,” said Stars' co-promoter Buster Chapman. “But they will not come here and just roll over. You have to expect the unexpected and they have a team of racers who will give us something exciting to watch at least. Heat seven, for example, will see Kerr and Fry up against Sanchez and (Jan) Graversen - all four are born racers and I certainly wouldn't want to take a bet on who will win it.”

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Parade 7.30pm, first race 7.45pm.

Admission: Adults �12, concessions �9, �4 juniors (aged 12 to 15) with free entry for children aged 11 and under.

Stars: 1 Tomas Topinka, 2 Christian Henry, 3 Chris Schramm, 4 Emiliano Sanchez, 5 r/r, 6 Darcy Ward, 7 Jan Graversen.

Wasps: 1 Mark Lemon, 2 Paul Fry, 3 Chris Kerr, 4 Jordan Frampton, 5 Brent Werner, 6 James Holder, 7 Klyle Newman.

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