EWINNER 2: Opole go top after win against Rawicz

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EWINNER 2: Opole go top after win against Rawicz


When the bottom two teams in the league met today in Rzeszow, the German visitors where behind 14:4 after three heats giving an indication of how this match was going to turn out.

Wittstock Wolves did manage to 2:4 heat advantages, with Slovenian, Matic Ivacic (12) leading the pack home. But otherwise it was the hosts who dominated with Patryk Rolnicki scoring a paid maximum (14+1) and experienced Australian, Sam Masters (10+3) just two points off a paid maximum himself.

The final score 62:28 but at least Australian, Fraser Bowes (3+1) was able to make his Wittstock debut.

Full scores from Zuzelend.


Opole's top rider, Jacob Thorssell, could not take part in the match because he is replacing the injuried David Bellego at the SEC in Gdansk today. Rawicz brought in U21 World Champion, Jaimon Lidsey to bolster their team. And twice at the beginning of the match when the visitors took the lead it was Lidsey who was involved. However, Opole quickly replied to make the scores level after six heats, 18:18.

But this top of the table clash was decided between Heat 9-12 when the home team turned the match to their advantage.

They took four heat advantages in a row, include three 5:1s to lead 44:28 at the end of Heat 12. Although he was not the team's top scorer in the end, Mads Hansen (11+2, pictured) was the architect of the win as he was involved in three of these deciding heats scoring 6+1.

The final score was 51:39 and with that Opole take the top spot and are favourites for promotion at this halfway stage.

Lidsey, of course, top scored for Rawicz with 15+1 from six rides. However, fellow Australian, Keynan Rew was not so productive with 0 pts from his two heats.

Full scores from Zuzelend.


Lokomotiv Daugavpils have barely started their season as and this is only their third match of the season. However two of their team today have qualified for the U21 World Championships, Francis Gusts (8+1) and Ernest Matjuszonoks (3) whilst Oleg Michailov (10+1) represented Latvia in the competition last year.

And today, despite last of EWinner 2 matches, the home team made light work of visitors, Poznań with four 5:1s in the first four heats.

The final score was 55:35 and it was PNZ’s German rider, Kevin Woelbert who top scored 11+1 whilst their Danish U21 rider, Jonas Siefert Salk gained just 4+1.

Daugavpils’ foreign riders had mixed success, with veteran, Hans Andersen scoring 4+2 whilst Tomas H Jonasson took a more impressive 10+2.

You can see full scores at Zuzelend.