Brummies grab win

Birmingham defeat local rivals

Last Updated: 17/08/12 3:21pm

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Ben Barker: Top form for Brummies

Ben Barker: Top form for Brummies

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Birmingham boss Phil Morris breathed a sigh of relief after seeing his side edge past a depleted Coventry side 49-41 at Perry Barr on Thursday.



Ben Barker 12+2, Bjarne Pedersen 12+1, Danny King 9+1, Martin Smolinski 7+3, Josh Auty 5+1, Seb Ulamek 2, Nicolas Covatti 2


Kenni Larsen 11+1, Aaron Summers 10+2, Michal Szczepaniak 10, Eddie Kennett 9, Rohan Tungate 1, Christian Henry, Scott Nicholls r/r

It took a last race 5-1 from Ben Barker and Bjarne Pedersen to notch all three points after a gutsy display by their local rivals.

Barker, who is reserve for next week's British Grand Prix at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, top scored for the Selco Brummies with 12+2 and Pedersen notched 12+1.

And skipper Danny King, who is still not totally fit after his horror crash in the British Final almost three weeks ago, rode well for his 9+1.

Entering the final two heats, Selco Brummies held a slender two-point advantage - but in-form Barker instigated a 4-2 in the penultimate race of the night before combining with Pedersen when it mattered most.

But Sebastian Ulamek was not at his best before being forced to withdraw after a heat 11 spill which left him battered and bruised.

Said Morris: "We shouldn't have struggled like we did tonight and we are very disappointed with that.

"Obviously we are pleased with the result, we got the three-points in the end which means we can almost forget about it now but we can't afford to do that against full strength teams."

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