Monday May 08, 2017
The ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels fell to their heaviest defeat of the season in the SGB Premiership match at Wolverhampton as the home side dominated proceedings right from the word go.

Somerset, who went into the match minus Charles Wright, a late withdrawal due to a sore knee suffered in his heat 9 fall in Friday’s match at the Oaktree Arena, fell behind to a Wolverhampton 4-2 in the opening heat, with things getting no better for the Rebels from thereon in, to the extent that Wolves had the match virtually sewn up with a third of the match still remaining.

The only bright spots for the Rebels and their small band of travelling fans were the four heat winners they were to provide, with Paul Starke bring home 2 of them, but that was scant consolation as Wolverhampton dominated throughout for whom Fredrik Lindgren and Jacob Thorssell were both unbeaten by a Somerset rider.

“There is nothing I can really say,” said Somerset team manager Garry May, “the score-line speaks for itself, and although the boys tried their best, Wolves were just far too good for us on the night.”

“It was always going to be difficult to come here with a view to leaving with some league points to show for our troubles, but Wolves certainly taught us a lesson tonight.”

“I really feel for those Somerset fans who made the journey up to support the team, and I am just sorry that we did not put up a better performance for them at least.”

“We now have 10 days before our next match, so it will give me the chance to sit down and look at things to see where we go from here in order to try and turn our season around.”

WOLVERHAMPTON 62: Jacob Thorssell 15, Freddie Lindgren 12, Sam Masters 11+2, Rory Schlein 8+2, Kyle Howarth 7+2, Nathan Greaves 5+1, Mark Riss 4+3.
SOMERSET 28: Paul Starke 7, Patrick Hougaard 7, Jake Allen 6, Rohan Tungate 5, Josh Grajczonek 3, Jan Graversen 0, Charles Wright R/R.

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