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Peterborough Panthers v King’s Lynn Stars


Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023

East of England ArenaOrton Waterville, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

53 - 37


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Monday, May 22, 2023 7:30 pm Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023 King's Lynn win aggregate point


PETERBOROUGH are finally off the mark in the Sports Insure Premiership thanks to a 53-37 home win over King’s Lynn.

The Panthers triumphed for the first time in seven league outings this season with reserve Ben Cook outstanding as he piled up 16+2 from a seven-ride schedule.

Guest No.1 Dan Bewley contributed 12+1 for the home side, who even threatened a late charge for the aggregate point, which the Stars eventually held on for thanks to an excellent performance from Michael Palm Toft on his old home track.

Palm Toft scored 13 from six rides for the visitors but he lacked support as their struggles on the road as a team continued.

Peterborough co-promoter Carl Johnson said: “The boys rode their hearts out, they wanted it and with it being a local derby it was massive for us. The performance was spot-on from everyone.

“Ben Cook has been steady all season, and we knew when he got dialled into this place he was going to be super-fast, and he showed that tonight. He was so quick, and having somebody at reserve scoring points like that was a real match-winner.

“Dan was a tremendous guest but the whole team put an effort in, they were riding with a smile on their faces and it was really good to see.”

Stars boss Alex Brady said: “We matched them for the first four heats and but for a couple of silly mistakes we probably would have been leading at that point.

“But from the first track grade we let ourselves down unfortunately and then Peterborough came on really strong in the back third of the meeting especially, and we were lucky to hold on in the end for the aggregate point.

“It’s not the biggest disaster in the world to take one point from here, but we came to take all three and I’m disappointed that we didn’t.”

PETERBOROUGH 53: Ben Cook 16+2, Dan Bewley 12+1, Benjamin Basso 8+2, Niels-Kristian Iversen 7+1, Jordan Jenkins 6+1, Hans Andersen 4+1, Richie Worrall r/r.
KING’S LYNN 37: Michael Palm Toft 13, Frederik Jakobsen 7, Jason Edwards 5, Thomas Jorgensen 4, Krzysztof Kasprzak 4, Tom Brennan 3+1, Nicolai Klindt 1.
King’s Lynn win aggregate point

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