Stars on their way to Cup Final

King's Lynn 72 Scunthorpe 20KING's Lynn Stars virtually booked their place in the Premier League Knockout Cup Final with a scintillating display against a desperately disappointing Scunthorpe Scorpions outfit at the Norfolk Arena last night.

King's Lynn 72 Scunthorpe 20

KING's Lynn Stars virtually booked their place in the Premier League Knockout Cup Final with a scintillating display against a desperately disappointing Scunthorpe Scorpions outfit at the Norfolk Arena last night.

For the first time this season, the all-conquering Stars hit the 70-point mark, making the second leg at the Eddie Wright Raceway this Friday purely academic.

Leading from the front was Aussie sensation Darcy Ward, who completed a flawless 15-point maximum in the final heat.

Meanwhile, the win was dampened by concern about skipper Tomas Topinka, who crashed heavily during the Czech Golden Helmet meeting on Sunday.

Early reports of the extent of Topinka's injuries remain vague but it is known he was unconscious on the track for some time and he has suffered at least an ankle injury.

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The Stars management moved quickly to book young Australian Ty Proctor as a replacement for last night and for tonight's meeting at Birmingham and at Scunthorpe on Friday.

But it looks highly likely that the Norfolk Arena favourite could be missing for the remainder of a season in which Stars are hoping for a clean-sweep of Premier League honours.

Team manager Rob Lyon admitted: “It is a blow to team morale to lose Tomas, although I do believe Ty is just as capable as him on the track.

“We want to make our third final of the season and win our fourth KO Cup title in five years.”