Front: Robert Lambert won the first heat of the night, with Erik Riss just behind him. Photos: Ian Burt

The Tru Plant Stars beat the Pirates 51-39 at the Adrian Flux Arena but ran out silver medalists as they lost out 92-88 on aggregate.

Despite a fierce battle, they just couldn’t dominate the stubborn Pirates to overturn the 16-point deficit from the first leg on Monday night.

Co-promoter Robin Brundle said: “It goes without saying that we would’ve loved to have got our hands on that trophy, but we’re still very proud of what we’ve done this year.

“We’ve enjoyed a great season overall as we made history by finishing top of the regular top league standings for the first time in the 53 year existence of this club.

“We’re the silver medalists in the end but it takes two great teams to create a classic final and we take our hats off to Poole and congratulate them on their win.

“You cannot fault the effort of our riders and we pushed them all the way, but I feel we did sadly miss our two regular riders in Niels-Kristian Iversen and Michael Palm Toft who missed out through injury and they would have made a difference you feel.

“We’ve still got the Knockout Cup to aim for next week though, but for now it’s congratulations to Poole on their Premiership success.”

The Tru Plant Stars managed six 5-1 maximum heat wins in total, including the first and last races from top scorers Robert Lambert and Erik Riss, but it wasn’t quite enough for the Stars and their championship dream was over with a race to spare.

Despite home rider Thomas Jorgensen taking the chequered flag, Frederik Jakobsen and Nicolai Klindt kept Simon Lambert at the back in Heat 14 to wrap it up for the Pirates, their eighth title in 16 years.

Pirates guest Nick Morris outscored Lynn’s two guests, Adam Ellis and Kyle Howarth.

Lynn travel to Somerset next Wednesday (October 17, 7.30) for the first leg of the Knockout Cup Final with the return on Thursday, 7.30.

Lynn: Erik Riss 13+2, Robert Lambert 13+1, Ty Proctor 10, Thomas Jorgensen 6, Simon Lambert 4+1, Adam Ellis 3, Kyle Howarth 3.

Poole: Josh Grajczonek 8, Nick Morris 7, Nicolai Klindt 6+1, Richie Worrall 6, Chris Harris 5+2, Frederik Jakobsen 5+1, Kacper Woryna 2+1.

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