Wednesday May 06, 2009
BIRMINGHAM became the latest team to be heavily beaten at King's Lynn as their unsuccessful Premier Trophy campaign moves towards its conclusion.

The BRC Roofing Brummies could take credit for providing four heat wins at the Norfolk Arena, but it was no surprise that the Stars were dominant overall.

Birmingham went into the match without second heat-leader Tomasz Piszcz, who dislocated two fingers in a Heat 15 crash in the reverse fixture and then aggravated the injury when riding at Poole on Monday.

Piszcz was keen to race on but was ruled out on medical advice on the day of the meeting, which left the Brummies without another potential race winner.

Skipper Jason Lyons took the flag in the first race of the night and added six points for a tactical ride win in Heat 9, before falling in his next outing and finishing with two lasts.

Robert Ksiezak and Richard Sweetman also took wins and Kseizak was unfortunate not to score more after leading for the majority of Heat 4 before dropping back.

With six heats to go, Brummies had held the gap to 15 points, but the home side more than doubled that over the closing stages, finishing off with three straight 5-1s - although the visitors' earlier efforts at least ensured that none of the King's Lynn riders finished with maximums.

KING'S LYNN 63: Chris Schramm 14, Tai Woffinden 12+2, Emiliano Sanchez 10, Darcy Ward 9+1, Joe Haines 8+3, Jan Graversen 5+3, Darren Mallett 5+2, Christian Henry r/r.

BIRMINGHAM 30: Jason Lyons 11, Robert Ksiezak 8, Richard Sweetman 6, Ludvig Lindgren 4, Ben Taylor 1, Daniel Halsey 0, Tomasz Piszcz r/r.

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