|Thursday, July 6, 2023||7:30 pm||Sports Insure Premiership R2||2023|
LEICESTER moved up to second place in the Sports Insure Premiership with an emphatic 57-33 home win over bottom club Peterborough.
Max Fricke scored a second successive 15-point maximum at the Pidcock Motorcycles Arena, Beaumont Park as the Lions recorded their biggest margin of victory of the season.
Richard Lawson added 13+1 for the Lions, dropping his only point to the Panthers’ Niels-Kristian Iversen in Heat 12, and home reserves Drew Kemp and Jake Allen scored 15+3 between them.
Iversen won two races to finish on ten points for the Panthers, but the Dane was disqualified from Heat 15 for delaying the start.
Leicester manager Stewart Dickson said: “We’re winning meetings and we’re back into second place tonight – it’s another two points, and it’s a big lead to take when we go back to Peterborough for the all-important aggregate point.
“We’re starting to build them up now, and that will tell in the league table. They’re almost un-noticed but they’re going to make a big difference.
“We didn’t have Nick (Morris) tonight but we had Drew and Jake scoring good points at reserve, and all in all it was a good night with some entertaining racing.”
Panthers boss Rob Lyon said: “It’s the same old, same old – three heat winners, we know the score and we know the team is not consistently good enough.
“I’m sure the boys are putting the effort in, I can’t question that, but the bottom line is that it’s just not good enough.”
LEICESTER 57: Max Fricke 15, Richard Lawson 13+1, Chris Harris 8+1, Drew Kemp 8+1, Jake Allen 7+2, Justin Sedgmen 6+1, Nick Morris r/r.
PETERBOROUGH 33: Niels-Kristian Iversen 10, Benjamin Basso 7, Ben Cook 4+1, Vadim Tarasenko 4+1, Hans Andersen 4, Richie Worrall 3+1, Jordan Jenkins 1.
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