|Thursday, July 27, 2023||7:30 pm||Sports Insure Premiership R2||2023|
PETERBOROUGH came from eight points down to win 46-44 at King’s Lynn for their first Sports Insure Premiership victory on the road this season.
The Stars led 10-2 after two heats but the Panthers struck back with two 5-1s immediately, and they then edged the contest over the remaining races.
Rising Star Jordan Jenkins played a vital part as he was involved in 4-2 in Heat 8 and then 5-1s with Benjamin Basso in Heat 12 and Ben Cook in Heat 14, which meant late maximums from Nicolai Klindt and guest Richard Lawson were not enough for the home side.
Jenkins and Basso both scored 9+2 for the Panthers with Cook on 9+1 whilst Lawson (13+1) and Klindt (12+1) dominated the Stars’ scoring with guest Rory Schlein withdrawing after two races.
Peterborough boss Rob Lyon said: “From Heat 3 onwards the boys got into it, made some good starts, got some confidence going and as a team they worked really well tonight – it was a good team performance.
“Jordan has had a couple of hiccups with niggling injuries this year, but generally speaking his form for both Oxford and Peterborough has been on the up.
“I think he is probably the most consistent Rising Star this year and he was the match-winner tonight, man of the match and deservedly so, he rode really well.”
King’s Lynn manager David Hoggart said: “I’m not going to make any excuses, we weren’t good enough and we couldn’t get out of the starts to save our lives tonight.
“Later in the meeting Richard and Nicolai did a great job in Heats 13 and 15, but really the rest of them didn’t make a decent start all night to be honest.”
KING’S LYNN 44: Richard Lawson 13+1, Nicolai Klindt 12+1, Thomas Jorgensen 5+1, Simon Lambert 5+1, Anders Rowe 5, Emil Breum 3+2, Rory Schlein 1+1.
PETERBOROUGH 46: Benjamin Basso 9+2, Jordan Jenkins 9+2, Ben Cook 9+1, Vadim Tarasenko 8+1, Niels-Kristian Iversen 6, Richie Worrall 5+1, Ryan Kinsley 0.
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