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By Steve Carpenter 18/06 Updated: 19/06 18:27
ADAM Roynon produced one of the finsest performances of his career as he inspired Coventry Bees to come from behind and beat Kings Lynn 48-42 in the Elite League.
The 23-year-old produced his own stunning hat-trick in Heats 10, 11 and 12 to defeat all of the Stars’ big guns and turn a likely defeat into a chance for victory at the Norfolk Arena on Friday (June 15).
Skipper Chris Harris and guest Sebastian Ulamek applied the finishing touch in Heat 15 as the Bees took two points at home, with their chance to make up ground with points on the road set to come in a busy schedule through July and August.
But it was Roynon's performance that stood out and it was made all the more impressive after a fairly disappointing opening.
"It was a dreadful start to the meeting and I swapped bikes because it just wasn’t working," said Roynon.
"It was a great choice, I made starts and it was fast so the change was very welcome.
"Gate four was working well for me, I was a bit disappointed I wasn’t off it in my last one!
"But I enjoyed it, it was good to finally get some wins against some of the big boys, and I’m pretty pleased about it.
"To get the win over King’s Lynn is good especially after they nearly won at Poole on Wednesday. I know they had guests in but it’s still a good result for us."
Bees appeared in big trouble when they conceded 5-1s in each of the first two races, but recovery was swift, highlighted by a 5-1 from Harris and Aaron Summers in Heat 5, and Edward Kennett’s outside pass on Daniel Nermark in the next race brought the scores level.
The visitors then turned up the pace, winning Heats 7 and 8 to move six points to the good.
And when Daniel Nermark held off Harris in Heat 9, the Stars looked to have enough to claim their second away win of the season, but that was before Roynon had his say.
He first teamed up with Kennett to get the better of Simon Stead in Heat 10 and then after a first-bend spill in the first running of Heat 11 which left him with a cut finger, Roynon added Schlein and Nermark to his list of scalps with a huge
Roynon then made it three out of three in Heat 12 to put the Bees ahead for the first time.
The meeting wasn’t all over though with Kings Lynn snatching Heat 13 and Wolbert held off a strong Roynon challenge to win the penultimate race to leave the Stars still in with a chance.
They needed a 5-1 from Heat 15 to snatch victory, but it was the hosts who snatched the win and claimed all the victory at the end of a tricky evening.
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