Brummies roar into the final

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 02 October 2013 Updated: 09/10 17:26

Birmingham Brummies 55 Wolverhampton Wolves 38

Elite League Play-Off Semi-Final second leg

Brummies win 101-82 on aggregate

A SENSATIONAL Brummies display saw them oust local rivals Wolves on Monday night when securing a place in the Grand Final and a two-legged meeting with Poole Pirates.

Brummies held a two-point advantage from the first leg and roared to a comprehensive victory in front of the Sky Sports cameras, much to the delight of the packed Perry Barr terraces.

There was a fantastic buzz around the stadium throughout the meeting, the like of which Brummies will hope to match when they host the second leg of the final on October 14, the first leg taking place on Monday.

Brummies made the best of starts as Jason Doyle powered to an unbeaten four rides throughout his scheduled starts.

A heavy tumble for Nico Covatti was a part of a disappointing night for the Italian - though he received a great response when holding off Nicolai Klindt in heat 14.

Chris Harris was consistent throughout and received strong back up from fellow Brits Ben Barker and Danny King.

A 7-2 in favour of Wolverhampton in heat seven was not enough for the Monmore side to make any significant inroads on the Brummies - with nine heat advantages overall, the hosts proved too strong.

After the match, thrilled team manager Phil Morris said: “I’m delighted for everyone involved at Birmingham Speedway and in particular the fans. This has been a long time coming and we are so close to glory with only Poole in our way.”

Co-promoter Alan Phillips said: “Poole have had a superb end to the season so we are taking nothing for granted. I wish we could have gone on to race them straight after tonight’s match as the lads were on fire under huge pressure and the team spirit and feelgood factor was simply brilliant.”

Team captain King added: “The atmosphere with all the boys in the pits tonight was out of this world. We all we want it so bad.

“The mechanics and all of our teams were on top form helping each other out and I want to thank them for all their efforts throughout this year in getting us to the final.”

Birmingham Brummies 55 (101): Martin Smolinski 6+2; Jason Doyle 14; Daniel King 12+1; Ben Barker 6+1; Chris Harris 10; Nicolas Covatti 1; Josh Auty 6+2.

Wolverhampton Wolves 38 (82): Craig Cook 2; Fredrik Lindgren 10; Ricky Wells 5; Adam Skornicki 10; Ludvig Lindgren 3+1; Nicolai Klindt 8.

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