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PREMIERSHIP | NICHOLLS RACES TO PANTHERS MAX

Seven-time British champion Scott Nicholls stormed to a 13 paid 15-point maximum for Peterborough as Panthers pummelled King’s Lynn 58-32.

07 / 06 / 2021, 22:12

Seven-time British champion Scott Nicholls stormed to a 13 paid 15-point maximum for Peterborough as Panthers pummelled local rivals King’s Lynn 58-32 in the SGB Premiership on Monday.

The former FIM Speedway Grand Prix star was in unstoppable form at the East of England Showground as Panthers’ team of veterans got the better of the league’s basement side.

Ulrich Ostergaard starred at reserve for the home side on 11 paid 14, while Hans Andersen tallied 10 and Michael Palm Toft notched nine.

Recent signing Richard Lawson continued his strong form for the Stars on 10 paid 11, while Thomas Jorgensen recorded a straight 10. But a zero from No.1 Erik Riss, coupled with the absence of skipper Lewis Kerr due to a broken collarbone, cost the visitors dearly.

Elsewhere, 2019 British champion Charles Wright raced to 13 paid 14 points for Belle Vue as they cemented their spot at the top of the table with a 55-35 victory at home to Ipswich.

He was well supported by 11 paid 14 from Steve Worrall, while Brady Kurtz and Jye Etheridge added eight, Richie Worrall bagged seven paid nine and Dan Bewley scored seven.

The Witches headed to the National Speedway Stadium without injured trio Jason Crump, Cameron Heeps and Jordan Stewart. Jake Allen topped the scorechart in their absence on 11 points, while Great Britain young gun Drew Kemp notched nine paid 10.

In the day’s other meeting, Wolverhampton kept up the pressure on the Aces with a rock-solid team display to beat Sheffield 50-40.

Former Aussie champion Sam Masters was their top scorer on 11 paid 12, with Ryan Douglas tallying 10 and Nick Morris and Luke Becker bagging nine paid 11 points apiece. Broc Nicol added a useful nine at reserve.

Troy Batchelor was Sheffield’s star performer on 12 paid 13, with Adam Ellis bouncing back from a couple of falls to complete the night on 10 points. Jack Holder scored nine paid 10 for a team which headed to Monmore Green without skipper Kyle Howarth – a former Wolves rider and track specialist.

For full details of the day’s results, scorers and the latest league table, click here: https://bit.ly/2TwXSFx.

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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