WOLVERHAMPTON enjoyed a perfect Easter Monday with home and away wins over Belle Vue to keep their League Cup hopes alive.
Wolves won 48-42 in a last-heat decider at the NSS and then triumphed 50-40 at Monmore to set up a group decider at Sheffield next month.
Ryan Douglas (13+1) and Sam Masters (11+2) starred in Manchester with Masters (12+2) and Nick Morris (12+1) top-scoring at home, and Steve Worrall enjoyed a profitable day against his old club.
Rising Star Tom Brennan collected 10+2 for the Aces in their home meeting whilst Charles Wright scored a superb 16 in the away match, unbeaten until Heat 15.
Meanwhile King’s Lynn made a storming start to the season with a 48-42 win at Peterborough to blow the Southern group wide open.
Niels-Kristian Iversen and new skipper Josh Pickering both scored 11, with Iversen winning Heat 15 to secure victory after the Panthers had threatened a comeback.
Chris Harris (12+1) and Scott Nicholls (11+2) led the way for the home side but Michael Palm Toft was ruled out with concussion after a heavy Heat 6 crash.
PLYMOUTH face Leicester in Tuesday’s Championship action at the Coliseum.
The Gladiators picked up a point at Redcar in their last outing and have brought in Richard Lawson to guest at No.1, but Michael Palm Toft will be ruled out after a crash on Easter Monday.
The Lions are at full strength as they chase their first away points of the season after losing out at Scunthorpe on Good Friday.
MILDENHALL have signed Jack Kingston to fill the gap left by the retirement of Elliot Kelly.
Kingston, who rode for the Fen Tigers in 2014-15, stepped away from the sport after a spell with Cradley in 2016, but made his comeback when he competed in the Tunnel Trophy meeting at Kent last weekend.
Co-owner Phil Kirk said: “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Jack back to Mildenhall and feel we may well have made a little bit of a coup here.
“We have been speaking to Jack for three weeks now and supporting him where we are able as he makes a return to the sport. He is a good guy who I feel sure will fit very well into the team and could well be a snip at his starting average.
“Whatever happens we will give Jack time to get race fit and back fully into the sport at this level, the talent hasn’t gone away and we all will do what we can to ensure he enjoys being at Mildenhall and can concentrate on his riding while we support him behind the scenes.”
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Birmingham v Berwick 7.30, Oxford v Poole 7.30
THURSDAY APRIL 21:
LEAGUE CUP: King’s Lynn v Peterborough 7.30
FRIDAY APRIL 22:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Glasgow v Berwick 7.30, Redcar v Leicester 7.30, Scunthorpe v Birmingham 7.30
CHAMPIONSHIP KO CUP 1st round 2nd leg: Edinburgh v Newcastle 7.30