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ELITSERIEN | LINDGREN STARS AS SMEDERNA STUN ROSPIGGARNA

Freddie Lindgren stormed to 11 paid 12 points as Smederna stunned Rospiggarna 52-38 in Hallstavik to join Dackarna in the Elitserien final.

18 / 09 / 2018, 23:01

Swedish star Freddie Lindgren stormed to 11 paid 12 points as Smederna stunned Rospiggarna 52-38 in Hallstavik to join Dackarna in the Elitserien play-off final.

Smederna lost their home leg 51-39 last week, but fought back in style – just as they did against Vetlanda 12 months ago to clinch the 2017 title; this time getting the verdict 91-89 on aggregate.

Lindgren has been battling a hand injury in recent weeks, but continues to overcome it as he racked up three wins, with only Michael Jepsen Jensen trumping his score on 11 paid 13.

SGP 2019 star Niels-Kristian Iversen also impressed on nine paid 11, leading MJJ to the 5-1 that sealed their final spot in heat 14.

World champion Jason Doyle was Rospiggarna’s top performer on 14, with Max Fricke and Tero Aarnio adding seven paid eight each.

In the other semi-final, Polish racer Krzysztof Kasprzak made a delightful debut for Dackarna, racing to 12 points as they won 50-40 away to Vastervik to book their place in the title decider.

With world No.2 Patryk Dudek sidelined as he recovers from a broken arm, KK was drafted in and stormed to four race wins as the Malilla men took victory 99-81 on aggregate.

He was nicely backed up by compatriot Maciej Janowski on nine paid 12, while Hans Andersen notched nine paid 10, Oliver Berntzon added eight paid 10 and four-time world champion Greg Hancock scored seven.

Triple world champ Nicki Pedersen led the way for Vastervik on 11, with Bartosz Smektala tallying 10 and Martin Vaculik accruing eight paid nine.

For full details of the evening’s results and scorers, click here: http://bit.ly/2uwbumo.

 

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