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Pirates: Boss Middlo salutes Lindgren's heroics
NEIL Middleditch last night hailed “hero” Ludvig Lindgren after the rapid reserve had powered Pirates back to the Elite League summit.
Lindgren turned on the style to rack up a 10 paid 11-point effort as Poole saw off Lakeside in Essex.
Team manager Middleditch lavished praise on the 21-year-old as Pirates claimed maximum league points thanks to a 48-41 away victory.
Comfortable home winners against the Hammers on Wednesday, Poole made it a double to leapfrog rivals Swindon at the top of the table.
Middleditch told the Daily Echo: “Ludvig Lindgren had a blinding meeting.
“It was a good performance from the main boys but Ludvig was the key factor and the hero of the day.
“He would have had 12+2 but he blew his engine in his last ride.
While Lind-gren’s hefty haul from reserve proved invaluable, British Grand Prix runner-up Kasprzak continued his sparkling form by registering 17 points. Only beaten in his final race, Kasprzak recorded five wins from his six outings.
Ward (12+1) again more than played his part to ensure that a night to forget for Ricky Kling (1) and Linus Eklof (1) did not prove costly.
Middleditch added: “We needed that result. It was a must-win situation and nothing but a win would have done.
“It was a great result and I am really pleased.”
Hammers 41: Davey Watt (2-2-3-2-0) 9, Kauko Nieminen (1*-2-0-1*-1) 5+2, Kim Nilsson (0-1-2-0-0) 3, Peter Karlsson (2-3-2-3-2-3) 15, Rider Replacement for Jonas Davidsson, Justin Sedgman (2-1*-1-1-1*) 6+2, Robert Mear (0-1*-2-r) 3+1.
Pirates 48: Chris Holder (3-2-2-exc) 7, Ricky Kling (0-1-0-0-0) 1, Darcy Ward (3-3-2-3-1*) 12+1, Rider Replacement for Dennis Andersson, Krzysztof Kasprzak (3-3-3-3-3-2) 17, Ludvig Lindgren (3-0-1-3-1-2*-r) 10+1, Linus Eklof (1-0-0) 1.