|Thursday, April 28, 2022||7:30 pm||League Cup (Southern)||2022|
KING’S Lynn’s dream start to the season continued with a 46-44 win at local rivals Ipswich in their final League Cup group fixture.
Once again the Stars came out on top in a last-heat decider, this time with Richie Worrall and Niels-Kristian Iversen securing the 3-3 they needed from the final race ahead of home captain Danny King.
Worrall top-scored for the visitors with 11 points as they made it four wins out of four, whilst Iversen added 8+2. Jason Doyle scored 13+1 and King 11 for the Witches, who were without both regular reserves due to illness.
King’s Lynn boss Alex Brady said: “All four of our meetings have gone to last heat deciders which has been entertaining, not great for my heart rate, but the boys are a dream to work with
“It was a phenomenal performance from the reserves, and it was crucial to us when we built this team, we wanted to have strong reserves.
“I’ve said all along that I believe Richie is the strongest reserve in the league, and on tonight’s performance Jack (Thomas) isn’t too far behind him, so it’s really pleasing, and it’s nice to have that flexibility.”
Ipswich boss Ritchie Hawkins said: “Obviously it was a very good performance from the top four, but the scores don’t lie and unfortunately the rest of the team contributed very little, and that proved to be the big difference.
“Clearly, we would have much preferred it if we could have had Starkey (Paul Starke) back tonight, and Anders (Rowe) too had a really good meeting in Poland in the week, so he would have been coming back here with his confidence back up, and that certainly would have made us stronger tonight.”
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