Brummies shoot down the Robins for first ever win
Birmingham Brummies continued their excellent form and removed a monkey from their backs in the process with a first ever victory over the Swindon Robins in the Sky Sports Elite League by a comfortable 52-44 score line on Wednesday 3rd July.
Danny King has a much better night in front of the Sky television cameras and in fact scorched to impressive wins in heats three and five with a fast starting technique that he failed to find in his previous home meeting. Troy Batchelor got the better of Danny in heat nine but when he linked up with Josh Auty for a 4-2 in the 12th race over Ashley Birks, Brummies went ten points ahead and were pretty much home and dry.
Birmingham 52 Jason Doyle 8+2, Martin Smolinksi 10+1, DANNY KING 9 (3,3,2,1), Ben Barker 6+1, Chris Harris 7, Nicolas Covatti 2 and Josh Auty 10+2
Swindon 44 Hans Andersen 15+1, Nick Morris 2, Edward Kennett 1, Peter Kildemand 8, Troy Batchelor 14+1, Ashley Birks 4 and Cory Gathercole (G) 0
Danny’s Heat Results at Perry Barr
Heat 03 (Re-Run): King, Kildemand, Barker, Kennett
Heat 05: King, Andersen, Barker, Morris
Heat 09: Batchelor, King, Barker, Birks
Heat 12: Auty, Birks, King, Kennett.
Brummies send Lakeside packing
It was business as usual a week later for Birmingham Brummies as they took on a strengthened Lakeside Hammers at Perry Barr and notched up a another impressive home victory this time by 51-42 as Danny enjoyed another decent night with a paid nine score line. For Brummies Ben Barker and Josh Auty were outstanding whilst Peterborough guest Kenneth Bjerre replaced the injured Hammers number one Peter Karlsson and notched up three impressive victories.
The best of Danny’s races were in heats three and nine where he linked up with Ben Barker for maximum 5-1 victories firstly over the Polish pairing of Ulamek and Swiderski and then the Aussies got a taste in the form of Watt and Doolan. Those two victories went a long way to erasing any Hammers fight back as Brummies continue to push towards the top of the league table.
Birmingham 51 Jason Doyle 10+1, Martin Smolinksi R/R, DANNY KING 6+3 (2*,1,2*,1*), Ben Barker 13+1, Chris Harris 9+1, Nicolas Covatti 2+1 and Josh Auty 11+2
Lakeside 42 Kenneth Bjerre (G) 9, Lewis Bridger 7, Sebastian Ulamek 3, Piotr Swiderski 5, Davey Watt 10, Kevin Doolan 1 and Richard Lawson 7+2
Danny’s Heat Results at Perry Barr
Heat 03: Barker, King, Ulamek, Swiderski
Heat 05: Barker, Bridger, King, Bjerre
Heat 09: Barker, King, Watt, Doolan
Heat 12: Lawson, Auty, King, Ulamek
Danny joins the Bees for a night as they trump the Aces
Danny King became a Coventry Bee for the night two days later as he took a guest booking at Brandon against the famous Belle Vue Aces. Danny had an ok night on what is generally an extremely productive track for him, although his night started with a first race fall and ended with paid seven points. The highlight of the evening for King was a win in heat ten as he paired up with Michal Szczepaniak over Ulrich Ostergaard to earn the Bees a 4-2 heat advantage which at that stage put the homesters 33-27 in front.
Danny’s efforts along with strong performances from Scott Nicholls, Aaron Summers and Greg Zengota went a long way to helping Coventry move away from the bottom reaches of the Sky Sports Elite League.
Coventry 51 DANNY KING (G) 6+1 (0,2,3,1*), Michal Szczepaniak 4+1, Grzegorz Zengota 13, Stuart Robson 4+3, Scott Nicholls 11+2, Aaron Summers 13+1 and Adam Roynon 0
Belle Vue 39 Matej Zagar 14, Kevin Wolbert 7+2, Magnus Zetterstrom 5+1, Kauko Nieminen 1, Craig Cook R/R, Ulrich Ostergaard 8 and Ales Dryml 4
Danny’s Heat Results at Brandon
Heat 01: Zagar, Wolbert, Szczepaniak, King
Heat 06: Zetterstrom, King, Ostergaard, Szczepaniak
Heat 10: King, Ostergaard, Szczepaniak, Zetterstrom
Heat 12: Zagar, Nicholls, King, Dryml
Danny’s next meeting will be the Brummies tough away clash at bottom of the table Peterborough Panthers on Monday 22nd July who have recently strengthened their side with the acquisition of Joonas Kylmakorpi, Krzysztof Buczkowski and Norbert Kosciuch. The Sky Sports Elite League action gets underway at the East of England Showground at 7.30pm.