Wednesday July 29, 2015
BIRMINGHAM extended their lead at the top of the National League with a 51-39 victory against King's Lynn.

The Surestop Brummies are now 18-points clear after a return to winning ways at Perry Barr.

Team manager Graham Drury said there's still plenty to work on for the Brummies but was relieved to pick up another three league points.

Said Drury: "First and foremost we got the win and that was the most important thing tonight.

"Zach (Wajtknecht) and Tom Perry were class acts yet again tonight and were both remarkable.

"There were a few who weren't firing on all cylinders tonight but we'll make sure they're all fired up and ready for the big one next Wednesday."

Zach Wajtknecht raced back to form with a sublime 15-point maximum as well as successfully defending the National League Bronze Helmet against King's Lynn No.1 Jake Knight.

Tom Perry made a fantastic return from injury just dropping one point to an opposition rider.

Dan Greenwood proved a solid choice of guest once again as he picked up three race wins on his way to double-figures.

Alex Wilson showed plenty of positives ahead of his return to the reserve berths next week while guest George Hunter deserved more points for his efforts.

Sam Chapman and Adam Kirby endured tough nights, but both are determined to bounce back with improved performances in next Wednesday's crucial, top-of-the-table derby clash against Cradley.

Birmingham's second-half meeting was cut short after damage to the air fence, with the Exeter Falcons leading 10-8 after three races.

BIRMINGHAM 51: Zach Wajktnecht 15, Tom Perry 13+1, Dan Greenwood 10+1, Alex Wilson 4+2, Sam Chapman 4, Adam Kirby 3+1, George Hunter 2.

KING’S LYNN 39: Josh Bailey 12+1, Jake Knight 11, Scott Campos 6+3, Ryan Kinsley 4+1, Tom Stokes 4, Layne Cupitt 2+1, Shane Hazelden R/R.

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