Eagles on course

Eastbourne two points clear in third

Last Updated: 05/08/12 4:48pm

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Joonas Kylmakorpi: Led Eastbourne to victory

Joonas Kylmakorpi: Led Eastbourne to victory

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Eastbourne Eagles are clear in third in the Sky Sports Elite League after a 47-43 win over Peterborough Panthers at Arlington.

The Eagles led from heat two against a resilient Panthers side with Joonas Kylmakorpi (13+1), Timo Lahti (11+2), Cameron Woodward (10+1) and Simon Gustafsson (8+1) all scoring well.

RESULTS AND SCORERS:

EASTBOURNE 47

Joonas Kylmakorpi 13+1, Timo Lahti 11+2, Cameron Woodward 10+1, Simon Gustafsson 8+1, Denis Gizatullin 3+1, Lukas Dryml 2+1, Lewis Bridger r/r

PETERBOROUGH 43

Jason Doyle 15+2, Linus Sundstrom 11+1, Kenneth Bjerre 9+2, Krzysztof Buczkowski 7, Todd Kurtz 1, Norbert Kosciuch 0, Michael Jepsen Jensen r/r

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LAKESIDE 57

Peter Karlsson 13+1, Davey Watt 12+2, Justin Sedgmen 8+1, Jonas Davidsson 7+1, Kim Nilsson 6+1, Kauko Nieminen 6, Robert Mear 5

BELLE VUE 38

Patrick Hougaard 12, Rory Schlein 9, Artur Mroczka 6, Mark Lemon 3+1, Ales Dryml 3+1, Renat Gafurov 3, Josh Grajczonek 2+1

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COVENTRY 52

Chris Harris 14, Kenni Larsen 13+1, Edward Kennett 9+2, Scott Nicholls 7, David Bellego 5+3, Richard Hall 4+1, Aaron Summers r/r

WOLVERHAMPTON 40

Tai Woffinden 14, Ricky Wells 7+1, Ty Proctor 6, Nicolai Klindt 4, Freddie Lindgren 3+2, Pontus Aspgren 3+2, Jacob Thorssell 3

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KING'S LYNN 46

Mads Korneliussen 13, Daniel Nermark 9+1, Niels-Kristian Iversen 9+1, Ulrich Ostergaard 7+2, Mateusz Szczepaniak 6+2, Kevin Wolbert 2+1, Maciej Janowski r/r

PETERBOROUGH 44

Kenneth Bjerre 13, Linus Sundstrom 9+1, Krzysztof Buczkowski 9, Michael Jepsen Jensen 7, Norbert Kosciuch 6+2, Jason Bunyan 0, Olly Allen r/r

Eastbourne led by eight points going into the final heat, but they were denied maximum points as Peterborough claimed a 5-1 in the last heat through Jason Doyle and Kenneth Bjerre.

And it was guest Doyle who was the start of the show who claimed paid 17 to help Peterborough maintain their own top-four hopes.

It was the second time in just over 48-hours that Peterborough claimed an away point as they were only defeated 46-44 at local rivals King's Lynn and indeed they almost claimed a win but were denied by an excellent display from home skipper Mads Korneliussen.

Comprehensive

Eastbourne are now two points clear of fourth placed Lakeside Hammers - who kept up the pressure with a comfortable 57-38 win over Belle Vue Aces on Friday evening.

Ably led by the dynamic duo of Peter Karlsson and Davey Watt, the home side were comfortably in front from the offset and maintained their advantage throughout to run out comprehensive winners.

Patrick Hougaard did hit double figures for the Aces, but that included a tactical win.

Lakeside remain in fourth, six points ahead of King's Lynn, two further ahead of Birmingham Brummies and Peterborough.

Finally, Coventry Bees claimed a comfortable 52-40 win over local rivals Wolverhampton - which takes them above Wolves, who are now second from bottom.

Bees skipper Chris Harris was in blistering form, dropping just one point from five rides, and that mark was matched by Kenni Larsen who produced a series of fast starts, whilst Edward Kennett enjoyed a good night.

Tai Woffinden performed well for Wolves also grabbing 11, but number one Freddie Lindgren endured one of his worst nights in British speedway with just paid 5.

Wolves boss Peter Adams said: "I think if we were ever going to win at Coventry this season it was going to be today, so we are bitterly disappointed to be going away empty-handed."

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