Kasprzak inspires Poole
Brilliant Pole wins it for Pirates
Last Updated: 01/09/12 9:19pm
Krzysztof Kasprzak produced a brilliant performance to inspire Poole Pirates to a 48-41 success at Lakeside.
RESULTS AND SCORERS:
Peter Karlsson 15, Davey Watt 9, Justin Sedgmen 6+2, Kauko Nieminen 5+2, Robert Mear 3+2, Kim Nilsson 3, Jonas Davidsson r/r
Krzysztof Kasprzak 17, Darcy Ward 12+1, Ludvig Lindgren 10+1, Chris Holder 7, Ricky Kling 1, Linus Eklof 1, Dennis Andersson r/r
Edward Kennett 10+1, Kenni Larsen 7+2, Michal Szczepaniak 7+1, Chris Harris 7, Scott Nicholls 7, Josef Franc 4+2, Leigh Lanham 3
Tai Woffinden 14+1, Freddie Lindgren 13, Ty Proctor 8+2, Ricky Wells 7, Jason Bunyan 2, Mason Campton 1, Nicolai Klindt r/r
The recent signing roared his way to 17 points to lead Poole to the win, although reserve Ludvig Lindgren also hit double figures to help the Pirates to victory.
The Pirates never trailed in the meeting and it was Lindgren's opening ride - during Heat 2 of the reserves heat - that set the visitors on their way.
And the young Swede seemed set to seal the destiny of the league points in his final outing as he was ably partnering Kasprzak to a Heat 14 maximum heat advantage when he was beset with mechanical gremlins.
The Pirates now have a home fixture against Eastbourne next Wednesday before they host top of the table rivals Swindon on Sept 10.
However, it could all come down to squeaky-Brum time for the Pirates and Robins.
For the telling factor could be down to which of the two sides performs better at Birmingham - the Pirates visiting on Sept17, just 48 hours before the Robins head to the Midlands.
A last heat 5-1 from Freddie Lindgren and Tai Woffinden saw Wolverhampton snatch a sensational 45-45 draw at Midland rivals Coventry on Friday.
The Bees had opened up a six-point lead after only three races - but 5-1s from Lindgren and the impressive Ty Proctor in Heats 5 and 11 kept the Parrys International Wolves within touching distance.
With the pressure on to secure at least a point, Woffinden and Lindgren exploded out of the traps in the last race of the night before team-riding home for the final two laps to keep out a detirmined Eddie Kennett - which gave Wolves an unlikely draw.
Rider-replacement yielded only 3 points in place of the absent Nicolai Klindt, whilst a combined total of only 3 from guesting reserves Jason Bunyan and Mason Campton meant a lot of pressure was placed on the top four.
Yet they delivered as Woffinden's 14+1 score was backed-up by superbly by Lindgren (13), whilst Proctor (8+2) and Ricky Wells (7) also stepped up to the plate to help Wolves to avoid defeat away from home for the first time in 2012.
A jubilant Lindgren said: "My performance was very good and I was gating very well which was important because the track was a lot slicker than it usually is at Coventry.
"We are really happy with the result. It has been a tough year and it has been a long time since we did well away from home. But we got a point at Birmingham and we drew here tonight so things are looking a little better."