Thursday August 04, 2011
BIRMINGHAM racked up their biggest win of the season with a convincing display against local rivals Wolves for three much-needed Premier League points at Perry Barr.

Brummies were by far the more solid side with everyone from top to bottom scoring well, whereas injury-hit Wolves were largely a two-man outfit and the match was already beyond them by the time their top duo started winning races.

The home side made a dream start to the meeting with no fewer than four 5-1s in the first five races, during which time the first Wolves tactical ride went wrong as Tai Woffinden trailed home third behind Daniel Nermark and Ben Barker in Heat 5.

Barker had earlier got the better of Woffinden with a blistering passing move in Heat 3, and with the score at 24-6 it was only ever going to be damage limitation for the visitors.

Guest Davey Watt won three races on the trot, including one for double points, and Woffinden took the last two heats of the night, but the Brummies always had control and their only real setback of the meeting came when Claus Vissing fell in Heat 8 as he was attempting to pass Ty Proctor and Thomas Jorgensen.

That, though, was Vissing’s only defeat of the night and one of only two last places recorded by the home side, for whom Krzysztof Kasprzak led the way in a welcome return to form at Perry Barr – with the spectacular Barker named rider of the night after several battles with Woffinden.

BIRMINGHAM 57: Krzysztof Kasprzak 12+1, Ben Barker 11+1, Daniel Nermark 8+1, Claus Vissing 8+1, Ales Dryml 6+3, Ulrich Ostergaard 6+2, Daniel King 6+1.

WOLVERHAMPTON 36: Davey Watt 14, Tai Woffinden 12, Ty Proctor 4, Thomas Jorgensen 3+1, Tyson Burmeister 2, Ricky Wells 1, Fredrik Lindgren r/r.

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