Speedway News

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POOLE produced a storming fightback at Wolverhampton to snatch a 47-43 away win in a thrilling Elite League contest.The reigning champions trailed by four points with two heats to go at Monmore Green but then scored two 5-1s with Chris Holder and Darcy Ward overcoming Freddie Lindgren and Tai Woffinden in the last-race decider.Pirates boss Neil Middleditch said: “I am very proud of the performance tonight and the manner in which we never stopped believing. We started well, but things went against us and it started to get to us a bit.“Although Chris and Darcy produced the last-heat heroics, it wasn’t just about them. This was a victory in which we had to dig deep and everyone contributed.”

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WOLVERHAMPTON'S talented young Danish international Nicolai Klindt faces a spell on the sidelines with a broken shoulder blade.Klindt crashed out of the 47-43 home defeat by reigning champions Poole on Monday night when he looped and landed on his shoulder in Heat 12.Wolves boss Peter Adams said: “It's too early to say what the position will be for us, but obviously Nic is a key member of the team and he was riding superbly.“The rider replacement facility is all we have available, but if he is going to be out for a significant amount of time then we may have to look for a temporary replacement.”(SPEEDWAY 3)

KYLE Hughes has joined the Isle of Wight as cover for injured skipper Nick Simmons.Hughes, who had a spell with Leicester at the start of the season, comes in for the National League club as Simmons battles to recover from a double break of his wrist sustained in a work-related accident.Hughes said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Islanders, it means more track time for me, something I need both in terms of being a speedway rider and the fact that myself and long standing partner were blessed four months ago with the birth of our son Leland so another mouth to feed!”

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MILDENHALL will be at full strength for the second leg of their National League KO Cup tie at King’s Lynn on Wednesday.Fen Tigers reserve Josh Bates has recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered in the first leg, in which his side established a 15-point lead – but boss Rob Henry is keen not to under-estimate the Young Stars. Henry said: “It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks because of the weather, and it’s a shame as the team had just shaken off the winter cobwebs. “At least we go to Lynn with a 15-point lead. But healthy as that is, the job is still only half done. We’ll have to be sharp from the start to make sure we get through.”