Smederna produced a brilliant home performance beating league leaders Rospiggarna 48-42 this evening. Led again by young Polish sensation Pawel Przedpelski who scored 13 on the night saw Smederna return to winning ways after four consecutive defeats putting them back in to the top 6. The defeat for Rospiggarna is only their third of the season and sees them drop to second after Vetlanda won 58-32 at home to Vargarna which in turn saw Smederna move to sixth.
Smederna led from heat 3 and were never behind in the meeting but Rosspiggarna would also find ways to claw points back. Przedpelski led from the front alongside Gregorz Zengota who scored 11; Mikkel Michelsen and Magnus Zetterstrom rode well at reserve picking up 18 between them which in the end was enough to win the meeting. Davey Watt continued his poor form for the home side with 0 from 2 rides and Peter Karlsson only scored 2 from 3 rides also continuing his poor form after only scoring 2 for Wolves last night.
Rospiggarna showed character through the meeting to keep themselves in touch with Smederna with Andreas Jonsson scoring 13 from 6 and Nilsson 10 from 5 including 3 race wins. Chris Harris and Andzejs Lebedevs put a shift in at reserve with 13 between them but Jonas Davidsson 2 and Timo Lahti 0 failed to score for the visitors. Mads Korneliussen 4 from 4 found it hard to get to grip with the track throughout the meeting but his second place in heat 14 took the meeting to a last heat decider. Zengota and Przedpelski took the 5-1 win in the last heat to clinch the three home points for the hosts.
With two rounds of the season remaining before the top 6 race off, Rosspiggarna are still in with a big chance of sealing a top 2 finish and can make almost certain if they beat third placed Piraterna next week. Smederna’s win puts them up to sixth but they need to maintain this form in order to stay in the all important league position.
Smederna 48: Przedpelski 13, Zengota 11, Michelsen 11, Zetterstrom 7, Berntsson 4, Karlsson 2, Watt 0
Rospiggarna 42: Jonsson 13, Nilsson 10, Harris 7, Ledbedevs 6, Korneliussen 4, Davidsson 2, Lahti 0