Monday September 22, 2008
BIRMINGHAM suffered a narrow 48-44 defeat at neighbours Wolverhampton to leave the Midland Shield nicely poised.

The return leg will take place at Perry Barr next month on a date to be confirmed depending on the other official fixtures involving both clubs.

Davey Watt proved to be a superb guest at the top end of the team with 13-points and he had handy support from skipper Jason Lyons with 12+1.

The meeting provided plenty of entertainment for the fans with plenty of Brummies support in the Black Country.

Heat 12 was the race of the night. Birmingham’s Eddie Kennett charged between Wolves duo Lewis Bridger and Chris Kerr, only for Kerr to fall on the third lap and bring down James Birkinshaw.

Many fans were surprised the race wasn’t awarded, but delighted when they saw the four laps that followed. Kennett and Bridger diced wheel to wheel, exchanging passes for the full four laps, in a superb heat of speedway.

Jason Lyons’ second victory of the night over Swedish Grand Prix star Freddie Lindgren in heat 15 meant the BRC Roofing Brummies had actually outscored Wolves over the last 5 races 11-19.

WOLVERHAMPTON: Freddie Lindgren 9+1, Lewis Bridger 7+2, Tai Woffinden 7+1, Ludvig Lindgren 7, Nicolai Klindt 6+3, Morten Risager 6, Chris Kerr 6.
BIRMINGHAM: Davey Watt 13, Jason Lyons 12+1, Eddie Kennett 10, Craig Watson 4, Ben Wilson 4, James Birkinshaw 1, Tomasz Piszcz 0.

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