Friday April 18, 2014
BIRMINGHAM's tough start to the season continued as they suffered a 60-30 defeat at the hands of King's Lynn at Perry Barr.

The Selco Brummies endured a disappointing night against a star-studded Stars side before eventually sliding to a comprehensive defeat.

Despite finding themselves behind early on, the home side put up some dogged resistance - with Adam Skornicki and Daniel Nermark recording two race wins apiece to help keep their side in contention.

After nine races just eight points separated the sides - yet the Brummies conceded five 5-1s in the closing stages on a frustrating night.

Both Nermark and Skornicki did put in solid showings, whilst Danny King recorded a classy race win in his second ride.

Yet Ben Barker and Eddie Kennett both endured forgettable evenings as the Brummies lost the battle of the heat leaders.

With Paul Starke away due to Premier League commitments, the Birmingham reserves were also comfortably out scored by their King's Lynn counterparts on what was a difficult evening.

And skipper King admitted his side were simply not good enough.

He said: "Obviously we are disappointed - it's never nice to lose at home and it wasn't a good performance.

"Some of the riders are struggling, we just aren't performing and we need to step up to the plate soon."

Birmingham 30: Daniel Nermark 9, Adam Skornicki 9, Danny King 6, Simon Lambert 3, Ben Barker 2, Tim Webster 1+1, Edward Kennett 0.

King’s Lynn 60: Kenneth Bjerre 14+1, Lewis Kerr 13+1, Niels-Kristian Iversen 11+3, Robert Lambert 7+1, Rory Schlein 7+1, Nicklas Porsing 5+2, Lewis Rose 3+2.

Elite League points: Birmingham 0 King’s Lynn 4


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