SPEEDWAY: Poole old boy Chris Holder starred as King’s Lynn Stars picked up a Premiership victory on the south coast on Wednesday.

The Stars just missed out on a maximum four-point haul to boost their play-off hopes but captain Robert Lambert could not quite get past Jack Holder on the run to the line.

Lynn led the meeting throughout with former Pirate Holder scoring 13 points.

Thomas Jorgensen picked up his best score since joining the team, scoring an impressive 6+1 including a superb Heat 1 win.

Holder revealed the 49-44 win had been an inside job, having passed on plenty of track knowledge to his colleagues.

He said: “To win anywhere is good but to come back to Poole is pretty special for me,”

“I spent nine years here and it is a place I know inside out.

“The boys relied on my experience around there. I told them everything I knew but it was them that did the job.

“It was a team effort and it worked out.”

Stars at Poole: C Holder 13, L Rose 8+2, R Lambert 8, K Huckenbeck 7+1, T Batchelor 7, T Jorgensen 6+1, D Ayres 0.

  •  Red-hot favourites Poland stormed to Monster Energy World Cup glory in Leszno on Saturday.

Former Stars rider Maciej Janowski led the Polish charge with 14 points.

Team Great Britain trailed in last, scoring 15 points. Stars captain Robert Lambert only managed to score one point. That came in the last race when he led the race for two laps before being passed by Janowski and Russian captain Emil Sayfutdinov.

World Cup final – 1 Poland 50:
(P Dudek 10, M Janowski 14, P Pawlicki 13, B Zmarzlik 13).

2 Sweden 42: (A Lindback 20, F Lindgren 11, L Sundstrom 4, A Jonsson 7).

3 Russia 18: (E Sayfutdinov 11, V Tarasenko 3, A Kudriashov 1, G Chugunov 3).

4 Team GB 15: (S Worrall 6, C Harris 7, R Lambert 1, C Cook 1).