Aces off the mark
Gafurov in fine form as bottom side break their duck
Last Updated: 14/06/12 2:12pm
Belle Vue v Wolves
Belle Vue Aces secured their first victory of the Sky Sports Elite League season with a 54-40 success over Wolverhampton Wolves.
Renat Gafurov (12+1) led the way with four heat wins, including one as the rider replacement, and was given excellent support from his team-mates, who each scored at least eight points.
RESULT AND SCORERS:
BELLE VUE 54
Renat Gafurov 12+1, Craig Cook 9+1, Artur Mroczka 9, Rory Schlein 8+2, Charlei Gjedde 8+1, Ales Dryml 8+1, Patrick Hougaard R/R
Ricky Wells 16+2, Freddie Lindgren 9, Ty Proctor 7, Robert Miskowiak 7, Pontus Aspgren 1, Lukasz Sowka 0, Tai Woffinden R/R
The Aces claimed five points in the opening heat thanks to a one-two from Rory Schlein and Craig Cook.
And they never looked back from there, building their advantage to 29-15 after seven heats at Kirkmanshulme Lane.
Wolverhampton rider Ricky Wells gave the visitors some brief respite by winning heat eight, one of his three heat victories in a 16+1 points haul.
Belle Vue v Wolves - Heat 11
But a comeback never materialised as the Aces eased through the remainder of the fixture to claim their first three points of the campaign.