West Midlands speedway: Brummies lose/Dudley abandoned

Elite League leaders Swindon proved too much from Birmingham Brummies on Thursday night as they won 48-42 at the Abbey Stadium.

Bjarne Pedersen top scored for Brummies with 16 as they took a consolation point away which leaves them lying fifth in the table.

"It's a great point for us and one we would have taken before the start," boss Phil Morris said.

"Although we are a little disappointed after pushing them so close"

He added: "Any points we get from these three away matches at the two top teams and the trickiest track in the league are a real bonus and I'm really pleased with the boys."

Pedersen meanwhile has delayed his departure to Italy for this weekend's Grand Prix in Terenzano so he can ride in Friday's Lakeside meeting.

Dudley's meet with the Isle of White was abandoned after six heats due to fog with the Heathens 21-15 down.

Boss Will Pottinger said: "It was the correct decision and it's just a shame we couldn't get through to Heat 12 which is the cut-off for a result.

"Obviously we were in a great position and it would be nice not to have to make the trip again, but we have already liaised with the Islanders management with a view to a new date and hope we can make an announcement soon."

The former Cradley club still boast a 100% record this season with 10 straight wins.

Meanwhile Wolves host Coventry on Monday in their third clash with the Bees in three weeks.

With the Bees having won the last two meets, Wolves rider Jacob Thorssell is confident they can halt that run saying: "Of course we are looking to get revenge on Coventry.

"We are in a lot better shape as a team. Hopefully Nicolai will be doing better then and if Freddie and Tai can ride like they did then there is no reason why we can't win."