Peterborough Panthers v Wolverhampton Wolves


Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023

East of England ArenaOrton Waterville, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

34 - 56


Date Tapes Up Competition Season
Monday, July 31, 2023 7:30 pm Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023


RYAN Douglas scored a brilliant six-ride paid maximum as Wolverhampton ran riot with a 56-34 win at Peterborough.

The visitors recovered from an early four-point deficit to dominate proceedings at the East of England Arena with Douglas earning many of his points from the back in a spectacular display.

The Australian was backed up by Luke Becker with 11+2 in a complete Wolves team performance whilst Ben Cook notched 10+2 for a Panthers side who were unable to build on their win at King’s Lynn last week.

Wolves manager Peter Adams said: “As a team we’ve decided that on the tracks that Dougy really excels, we’re going to use him at No.5.

“He took that role here and as you saw he was magnificent; he was playing with the opposition and that’s not the first time I’ve seen him ride like this.

“He was brilliant from start to finish but this was a great team effort.”

Panthers boss Rob Lyon said: “I think that’s as frustrating as it gets really.

“We had high expectations based on the fact we won at King’s Lynn on Thursday and we’ve got a more settled team now – but they’ve come and shown us a lesson tonight.

“It’s a bit mystifying that we were very inconsistent tonight and we were second best.”

PETERBOROUGH 34: Ben Cook 10+2, Vadim Tarasenko 6+2, Benjamin Basso 5+2, Jordan Jenkins 5, Niels-Kristian Iversen 4, Richie Worrall 4, Patryk Wojdylo 0.
WOLVERHAMPTON 56: Ryan Douglas 17+1, Luke Becker 11+2, Sam Masters 8+2, Steve Worrall 8+2, Zach Cook 7, Leon Flint 5+1, Rory Schlein r/r.
Wolverhampton win the aggregate point

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Photo credit: JEFF DAVIES