Pan­thers win but Allen suf­fers nasty rib in­jury

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

SPEED­WAY: Pan­thers are sweat­ing over the fit­ness of Olly Allen af­ter he crashed out of last night’s fine Elite League triumph over Birm­ing­ham.

Allen with­drew with rib in­juries af­ter com­ing to grief in his open­ing ride early in a 51-42 suc­cess at the East of Eng­land Show­ground.

He was due to un­dergo hospi­tal checks af­ter re­turn­ing to his Nor­folk base and rates as a ma­jor doubt for tough away trips to reign­ing cham­pi­ons Poole to­mor­row and Swin­don on Thurs­day.

Joint team bosstrevor Swales said: “Olly took a very nasty fall and was in a lot of dis­com­fort.

“There is no way he could have con­tin­ued and we’re keep­ing our fin­gers crossed that it is just bad bruis­ing. He’s cer­tainly a doubt for the Poole and Swin­don meet­ings though.”

Pan­thers over­came his loss to seal vic­tory with a hat-trick of 5-1s in the final three races last night when skip­per Ken­neth Bjerre, Li­nus Sund­strom and re­serve Richard Law­son all shone.

Pan­thers were with­out re­serve Jesper B. Mon­berg who was sacked and then re-hired af­ter planned team changes were scrapped dur­ing a chaotic day.

Full story and re­port: page 46

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