|Thursday, July 15, 2021||7:30 pm||Premiership||2021|
WOLVERHAMPTON moved up to second place in the Premiership table with an impressive 50-40 win at Belle Vue.
The Aces led by four points with five heats remaining, but Wolves responded with three successive 5-1s to inflict the hosts’ first home defeat of the season.
The visitors provided ten heat winners with Sam Masters (13+1) dropping his only point in Heat 15, and he combined for two 5-1s with Luke Becker (9+2).
Charles Wright (10+1) and reserve Jye Etheridge (10) top-scored for the Aces, who were left to reflect on a major wake-up call.
Wolves boss Peter Adams said: “I thought we were exceptional. We were missing Leon (Flint) of course, but the other six were magnificent to a man.
“We had to fight our way back into the match two or three times as things unfolded, but certainly as things unfolded in the last half-dozen races we were very dominant and fully deserved the victory.”
Aces star Dan Bewley said: “It was a tough night for everyone. We got off to a decent start and we kept things very close to begin with, but we just got beaten by the better team.
“I personally didn’t feel like I had as much speed as usual. I had a few practice laps after the meeting so hopefully I’ll have that sorted for Monday.”
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