SPEEDWAY LIVE: Lakeside Hammers v Swindon Robins

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  • FINAL SCORE: Lakeside Hammers 47 Swindon Robins 44
  • Hammers: Peter Karlsson (0-1-1-0) 2; Richard Lawson (3-3-0-3) 9; Davey Watt (3-0-3-2-1) 9; Mikkel Bech (3-3-0-3-0) 9; Lewis Bridger (1-3-1'-1) 6+1; Ben Morley (2'-1-3) 6+1; Adam Ellis (3-1-F-2'-R) 6+1.
  • Robins: Peter Kildemand (2-2^-3-3-3) 13; Nicolai Klindt (1'-2-1'-1) 5+2; Troy Batchelor (2-2-2-3-2') 11+1; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-0-2) 4; Nick Morris (0-2-2'-2) 6+1; Darryl Ritchings (1-0-2-0) 3; Matt Williamson (0-0-1'-1') 2+2.
  • Rosco's Robins open the season at Lakeside

10:39pm

Thanks for your company this evening, we'll be back on Thursday for the visit of Coventry.

Don't forget to pick up your copy of tomorrow's Adver for a match report and pictures, and Monday's paper for the first weekly Tapes-Up of the season.

Have a good weekend.

10:38pm

Sorry for the delay in online reaction this evening, newspaper deadlines needed to be hit.

10:38pm

Speaking after tonight's meeting, Robins boss Alun Rossiter insisted the loss felt like a win for his side. Click here to read the full story.

This Is Wiltshire: Alun Rossiter

ALUN ROSSITER

“We were missing Steve Worrall tonight and if he was here I think we possibly could have won the meeting. Even though we did eventually lose this wasn’t really a loss for us to be honest, I think it’s as good as a win.”
 

9:43pm

RIDER SCORES

Hammers: Peter Karlsson (0-1-1-0) 2; Richard Lawson (3-3-0-3) 9; Davey Watt (3-0-3-2-1) 9; Mikkel Bech (3-3-0-3-0) 9; Lewis Bridger (1-3-1'-1) 6+1; Ben Morley (2'-1-3) 6+1; Adam Ellis (3-1-F-2'-R) 6+1.

Robins: Peter Kildemand (2-2^-3-3-3) 13; Nicolai Klindt (1'-2-1'-1) 5+2; Troy Batchelor (2-2-2-3-2') 11+1; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-0-2) 4; Nick Morris (0-2-2'-2) 6+1; Darryl Ritchings (1-0-2-0) 3; Matt Williamson (0-0-1'-1') 2+2.

9:39pm

Heat 15: Kildemand, Batchelor, Watt, Bech; 60.1 – 1-5 (47-44)
Kildemand goes outside, Batchelor goes inside, and the Robins have a point. Superb.

9:34pm

Bech and Watt v Kildemand and Batch in heat 15. Robins have one and three.

9:30pm

All on heat 15 as the Robins bid to take a point from this one.

9:28pm

Heat 14: Bech, Gustafsson, Williamson, Ellis (ret); 60.0 – 3-3 (46-39)
Bech gates and wins but all the action is behind him as both Ellis and Williamson lose control to allow the other through, before Ellis packs up.

9:24pm

Williamson in for Ritchings in heat 14

9:23pm

Heat 13: Kildemand, Morris, Bridger, Karlsson; 60.1 – 1- (43-36)
Kildemand takes Bridger very, very wide in turns one and two for a 5-1.

9:18pm

Heat 12: Lawson, Ellis, Klindt, Ritchings; 59.9 – 5-1 (42 -31)
A reserve beats a top five rider for the first time as the Hammers take a 5-1.

9:18pm

Ritchings in for Williamson and Ellis for Morley in heat 12

9:14pm

Heat 11: Kildemand, Watt, Bridger, Gustafsson: 60.0 – 3-3 (37-30)
Kildemand gates and wins.

9:09pm

This is how our earlier poll finished.

9:09pm

Two minutes on for the start of heat 11. Five big heats coming up for the Robins as they bid to take a losing bonus from this meeting.

9:03pm

Time for the interval.

9:03pm

Heat 10: Batchelor, Morris, Karlsson, Lawson; 60.4 – 1-5 (34-27)
Batchelor puts in all on the line to round Karlsson but wobbles on the exit of turn four. His slip is enough to put Karlsson off sufficiently to allow Morris through for a 5-1.

8:59pm

All four back but Nick Morris warned to stay still. He was doing a Hans.

8:58pm

Red lights on at the start of heat 10

8:58pm

Really nice from Darryl in that one. He had Ellis beaten well before he fell.

8:56pm

Heat nine: Morley, Ritchings, Williamson, Ellis (fell); 60.2 – 3-3 (33-22)
Ritchings gates really well and goes about Morley before Ellis falls while in pursuit on the final lap to gift a 3-3.

8:52pm

Heat eight: Watt, Batchelor, Klindt, Bech; 59.4 – 3-3 (30-19)
Watt passes Batchelor to win in the fastest time of the night while Klindt does well to get the better of Bech.

8:43pm

Heat seven: Lawson, Gustafsson, Ellis, Ritchings; 60.0 – 4-2 (27-16)
Lawson gets the better of Gustafsson while Ritchings pushes Ellis but can’t pass

8:39pm

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

8:38pm

Heat six: Bech, Morris, Kildemand, Watt; 9.8 – 3-4 (23-14)
Bech gates and wins with ease but Kildemand, going in black and white, is livid at the end of the race as Morris fails to let him through.

8:34pm

Peter Kildemand goes in black and white in heat six

8:33pm

Heat five: Bridger, Batchelor, Karlsson, Gustafsson; 59.9 – 20-10
Batch makes the gate but is passed by Bridger before having to hold off Karlsson.

8:29pm

Bit of a track grade before heat five.

8:25pm

Uphill task for the Robins already as they throw away a few points early one with slips away from the line.

8:23pm

Heat four: Bech, Klindt, Morley, Williamson; 60.0 - 16-8

Two races in one as Bech gates to beat Klindt and Morley eventually beats Williamson. The length of a straight between the two pairs.

8:18pm

Heat three: (re-run) Watt, Batchelor, Bridger, Morris; 59.9 – 12-6

After an unsatisfactory start Watt gates and wins, with Bridger capitalises on Morris’ slip to take a heat advantage.

8:14pm

Red lights on at the start of heat three and it's all four back.

8:11pm

Heat two: Ellis, Morley, Ritchings, Williamson; 60.2 – 8-4
The Hammers gate to win with Ritchings giving chase well.

8:09pm

What a great opening heat that was.

8:08pm

Heat one: Lawson, Kildemand, Klindt, Karlsson; 60.1 – 3-3.

Kildemand makes a fantastic gate from the outside but slips on lap two to let Lawson through, and although Lawson and although the Robins pair briefly hold a 5-1, Lawson gets in on the line.

7:59pm

Davey Watt wins the toss and takes gates one and three

7:56pm

The riders are now being introduced to the crowd.

7:56pm

7:50pm

While all of the Robins team are looking forward to tonight's meeting, it no doubt means more to Darryl Ritchings than the rest. The Purton teenager has been a Robins fan since he was able to walk and tonight makes his debut for his hometown club.

This Is Wiltshire: Darryl Ritchings signs his contract with the BSPA

DARRYL RITCHINGS

“It would be amazing if I could end up like Leigh Adams and be Mr Swindon Speedway but that’s a little way off for me at the moment. If I can just score a few points for Swindon I will be very happy," he said.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

7:46pm

PREDICTIONS

7:45pm

PREDICTIONS

Much better, well done Melvin

7:43pm

TRACK TROUBLE

The tricky Lakeside track is not one enjoyed by an awful lot of riders, not least Peter Kildemand who told the Adver of his dislike in today's paper. Click here to read the full article.

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Robins star Peter Kildemand

PETER KILDEMAND

7:40pm

PREDICTIONS

7:39pm

Swindon are without reserve Steve Worrall this evening, as he's riding for Premier League club Edinburgh, and use Scunthorpe and Cradley rider Matt Williamson in his place.

This Is Wiltshire: Steve Worrall is not available at Lakeside tomorrow night

ABSENT: STEVE WORRALL

7:35pm

PREDICTIONS

7:35pm

7:34pm

PREDICTIONS
Doesn't quite add up but I can see what you're hinting at!

7:33pm

GET INVOLVED

You can leave your predictions, comments and observations in the comment box below or tweet me using #adverspeedway. Can the Robins get their season off and running with a win?

 

7:30pm

Good evening one and all and welcome to another season of speedway action.

We at the Adver will be at every Robins meeting, home and away, so stick with us for updates from across the country.

6:40pm

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Comments (2)

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8:08pm Fri 28 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

It will be interesting to see how the reserves fare in this new system. Could be the deciding factor,

Good luck to Daryl tonight.
It will be interesting to see how the reserves fare in this new system. Could be the deciding factor, Good luck to Daryl tonight. mancrobin
  • Score: 1

10:12pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Fantastic point after taking some heavy 5-1s against. Don't think many teams will get much from this trick track this season with a very good home side and two excellent reserves it seems. Well done Robins great comeback when it seemed we were in for a heavy defeat.
Fantastic point after taking some heavy 5-1s against. Don't think many teams will get much from this trick track this season with a very good home side and two excellent reserves it seems. Well done Robins great comeback when it seemed we were in for a heavy defeat. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

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