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EKSTRALIGA | ZMARZLIK LEADS GORZOW OUT OF DROP ZONE

World champion Bartosz Zmarzlik led Gorzow off the bottom of the PGE Ekstraliga table as they claimed their second win in two days.

10 / 08 / 2020, 21:46

World champion Bartosz Zmarzlik led Gorzow off the bottom of the PGE Ekstraliga table as they claimed their second win in two days, beating Czestochowa 49-41 on Monday.

The teams clashed in a meeting which was halted after 10 races on July 3 when the electrical switchboard at the Edward Jancarz Stadium caught fire.

Gorzow saw their 32-28 lead wiped out by PGE Ekstraliga bosses, with the result declared null and void.

They hadn’t claimed a single league point until Sunday’s 47-43 win at home to Lublin. The men in yellow and blue then took their survival fight to another level against the Lions as Zmarzlik put in another inspirational display to rack up 15 points from six outings.

Despite SGP star Niels-Kristian Iversen’s absence due to a broken hand, Zmarzlik wasn’t short of support as Jack Holder raced to 12 paid 15, while Szymon Wozniak and Anders Thomsen bagged 10 paid 11 apiece.

Victory sees Gorzow climb out of the relegation zone and dump Rybnik into the PGE Ekstraliga basement.

World No.2 Leon Madsen was Czestochowa’s top performer on 10 points, while Freddie Lindgren scored six paid seven.

But there was one positive for the visitors as former world champion Jason Doyle battled his way to eight points on a much-improved evening after a difficult night against Zielona Gora last Friday.

After winning his opening two outings in fine style, he was excluded from his third ride in a tight first-turn incident. But he hit back with a second place in his fourth ride and will be determined to continue picking up momentum when the Lions host champions Leszno in a rearranged fixture on Wednesday.

For full details of the scorers and the latest league table, click here: http://bit.ly/2uoK8OX.

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