23rd Oct, 2017

James Sarjeant suffers fall as Bees fall short at King's Lynn

Coventry Editorial 30th May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

JAMES Sarjeant was taken to hospital after crashing heavily as Bees lost 54-35 at Elite League rivals King’s Lynn on Thursday evening.

Sarjeant clashed with home rider Darren Mallett in Heat 9 and the resultant accident forced both riders to withdraw from the meeting which caused an hour-long delay.

Sarjeant, who initially walked into the medical vehicle after treatment on-track, suffered concussion and an arm injury whilst Mallett was also hurt, with pelvic and hip problems reported.

Bees had competed well before accident but after the resumption the visitors faded against a very impressive King’s Lynn side.

And they were reliant on their top two in terms of keeping the scoreline respectable, with Hans Andersen and Chris Harris twice combining for 5-1s whilst Harris also notched a superb tactical ride win in Heat 10 when he got the better of Niels-Kristian Iversen and Nicklas Porsing from the back,

Harris said: “King’s Lynn is one of my favourite tracks and we were trying something different with some new frames and I enjoyed it. I haven’t felt that comfortable on the bike for a long time, so hopefully those changes will work.

“The team kept battling but King’s Lynn are a good side, they aren’t top of the league for nothing and I can’t see them being beaten here this year.

“We wish Sarj and Darren Mallett well, we don’t like to see anyone injured and a big thanks to the crowd for sticking with it during that delay.”

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