||Last Updated: Apr 10th, 2016 - 08:58:47
Belle Vue continued their nationwide rampage on Saturday night after decimating Leicester 41-52 at Beaumont Park and claiming yet another four league points to add to their campaign tally.
Already the favourites to walk away with the spoils, the Rentruck Aces would not be denied their second away win on the bounce and emphatically led proceedings from beginning to end.
With no other top flight action tonight, victory in the East Midlands sees the northern powerhouse leapfrog Poole into 2nd in the table where they now trail leaders Lakeside by just five points.
But despite struggling from the start, the opposition did not neglect their duty to defend their territory and made sure to keep the Belle Vue boys honest before they ran too far ahead.
The tactical duo of Szymon Wozniak and Paul Starke brought the scores back to within a more respectable boundary in Heat 8 after besting Max Fricke and Joe Jacobs, if only for a short while.
Captain Scott Nicholls produced a stunning performance at the Jordan Road Surfacing Stadium, delighting fans with a near-perfect display and dropping only a single point the entire evening.
Team boss Mark Lemon hailed the strong response of his team to recover their dominance of the meeting as “a job well done” and expressed his delight at solidity of their on-track efforts.
He said: “We came to Leicester to do a job. The boys were all really pumped up for it and they each gave 100% to their performance which is all I can ask of them as a team manager.
“We were pretty much solid all evening and the points were there for the taking. It’s a fantastic result that brilliantly echoes what we produced at King’s Lynn so yeah, I’m really happy.
“The Heat 8 tactical was a little bit of a concern but not enough to get us worried because I knew we had enough fire power with the heat leaders especially to recover the lead we built up.
“Everyone chipped in to that effect. Conditions were a bit tricky after that bit of rain we had but the boys adapted well, I mean Scott had a brilliant night dropping only a point from five rides.
“I’m sure that going forward everyone will start to analyse every meeting we have more closely because the more successful you are the more pressure you put on yourself to maintain that.
“It’s early doors and every match is important. Last season we experienced a late rush of form that mirrors our current form so that indicates that a lot of the issues we had have been addressed.
“We need to be getting these away points in the bag sooner rather than later. It’s a competitive league the Elite League so we have to be competitive ourselves, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Leicester ‘Paul Chapman & Sons’ Lions 41
Patrick Hougaard 11+1, Szymon Wozniak 10, Josh Auty 7+2, Paul Starke 6+2, Sebastian Ulamek 5+1, Nicolai Klindt 2, Grzegorz Walasek 0
Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces 52
Scott Nicholls 12+2, Chris Harris 9+3, Max Fricke 9, Richie Worrall 8+1, Craig Cook 8, Steve Worrall 6, Joe Jacobs 0
ELITE LEAGUE POINTS: LEICESTER 0 BELLE VUE 4
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