SPEEDWAY LIVE: Coventry Bees 41 Swindon Robins 49
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- Coventry Bees 41 Swindon Robins 49
- BEES: Hans Andersen (3-3-1-2'-0) 9+1; Aaron Summers (0-3-0-3) 6; Ryan Fisher (0-1-1-0) 2; Kenneth Hansen (2-0-0-3) 5; Chris Harris (2-1-1^-3-1) 8; Jason Garrity (3-0-2-1-2') 8+1; James Sarjeant (2'-1-0) 3+1.
- ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (2-3-3-1-3) 12; Dakota North (1'-1-TX-FX) 2+1; Nick Morris (1-2-3-2') 8+1; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-2'-0) 4+1; Troy Batchelor (3-2'-3-R-2') 10+2; Dan Greenwood (0-0-1) 1; Steve Worrall (1-3-2'-3-2-1) 12+1.
Time for me to head home after a stunning evening for the Robins, but remember you can read a full report and view some great pics in the Adver tomorrow.
We'll be back for Monday's visit to Wolves, hope you are too.
I spoke to Steve Worrall after the meeting, who was understandably very pleased with himself. What a display.
“I’ve been scoring points for everyone else so it was really nice to do it for Swindon,” he said.
“I spent a bit of money on a new clutch after my last meeting for Swindon and it really paid off because I made some great starts.
“It was great to help the team win and to score so many points is a great feeling.”
Time to speak to a happy Rosco.
BEES: Hans Andersen (3-3-1-2'-0) 9+1; Aaron Summers (0-3-0-3) 6; Ryan Fisher (0-1-1-0) 2; Kenneth Hansen (2-0-0-3) 5; Chris Harris (2-1-1^-3-1) 8; Jason Garrity (3-0-2-1-2') 8+1; James Sarjeant (2'-1-0) 3+1.
ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (2-3-3-1-3) 12; Dakota North (1'-1-TX-FX) 2+1; Nick Morris (1-2-3-2') 8+1; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-2'-0) 4+1; Troy Batchelor (3-2'-3-R-2') 10+2; Dan Greenwood (0-0-1) 1; Steve Worrall (1-3-2'-3-2-1) 12+1.
Heat 15: Kildemand, Batchelor, Harris, Andersen;60.7; 1-5 (41-49)
Robins gate to a max to take as superb win
Robins gate on a 5-1!
Gustafsson was pushing far too hard for the win there and went wide. Should have settled for second which would have won the meeting.
So, from nowhere, we have a last heat decider.
Heat 14: Hansen, Garrity, Worrall, Gustafsson; 62.5 – 5-1 (40-44)
Gustafsson does all the hard work but loses control on the final corner to allow Garrity through to force a last-heat decider.
Garrity and Worrall switch with their reserve partners to line-up in heat 14.
Heat 13: Harris, Andersen, Kildemand, Batchelor; 61.0 – 5-1 (35-43)
The Bees gate to a 5-1. Batch lifts and retires.
Heat 12: Summers, Worrall, Garrity, North (FX); 62.4 – 4-2 (30-42)
After North hits the fence, Worrall does enough to hold second in the re-run.
That leaves Steve Worrall to go it alone.
Dak looks to be fine.
North hits the deck in turn one and is excluded.
Heat 11: Kildemand, Gustafsson, Harris (tac) Fisher; 60.9 – 1-5 (26-40)
Harris goes in black and white but is boxed in at the start as Kildemand storms to victory, with Gustafsson rounding both Bees to follow him home. Great stuff.
Chris Harris wears black and white in heat 11, facing Kildemand and Gustafsson.
Interval time, with Bees now in tactical territory.
Heat 10: Batchelor, Morris, Andersen, Summers; 61.4 – 1-5 (25-35)
Great racing between Batchelor, Morris and Andersen, with Troy winning and Morris passing Andersen superbly on the final lap.
Red lights on at the start of 10. All four back.
Heat nine (re-run): Worrall, Garrity, Greenwood, Sarjeant; 62.1 – 2-4 (24-30)
Sarjeant touches the tapes and goes off 15 and can’t catch Greenwood for third as Worrall wins again.
Sarjeant touches the tapes this time and is excluded. He can't be replaced so goes off 15.
Heat eight (re-run): Morris, Worrall, Fisher, Hansen; 60.7 – 1-5 (22-26)
After North touches the tapes, Worrall comes in and makes a lightning start before following Morris home, Great ride.
Worrall comes in rather than putting North off 15
North touches the tapes at the start of heat eight and is excluded.
As predicted this one is all very tight.
Heat seven: Summers, Gustafsson, Sarjeant, Greenwood; 61.3 – 4-2 (21-21)
Sarjeant gates ahead of Gustafsson but the Swede quickly passes the reserve, although he can’t catch Summers.
Heat six: Kildemand, Batchelor, Fisher, Hansen; 60.4 – 1-5 (17-19)
Great stuff from the Robins top two. Kildemand goes outside, Batchelor in, and it’s an easy 5-1.
Heat five: Andersen, Morris, Harris, Gustsafsson; 60.9 – 4-2 (16-14)
Morris gets out of shape and almost comes to grief In turn one but holds on for second place. Gustafsson well back.
I'm reliably informed that is the fastes time of the season around Brandon. Very, very impressive from Worrall.
Heat four: Worrall, Hansen, North, Garrity; 60.1 – 2-4 (12-12)
What a gate from Worrall for the win. North is all over the back of Hansen but just can’t pass.
Heat three: Batchelor, Harris, Morris, Fisher; 60.5 – 2-4 (10-8)
Great start from Batch for the win but Morris is passed by Harris at the end of lap one.
Heat two: Garrity, Sarjeant, Worrall, Greenwood; 61.6 – 5-1 (8-4)
Worrall pushes Sarjeant all the way to the final corner but the home man just holds on.
Heat one: Andersen, Kildemand, North, Summers; 60.6 – 3-3 (3-3)
Andersen makes a great gate off the outside and out-muscles Kildemand going into turn three for the win. North gets the better of Summers.
Two minutes on
A few exploratory laps done and now it's back to the pits. Heat one coming up which sees Hans take on Pete. Should be a cracker.
Robins win the toss and take gates one and three.
We've just observed a few moments of silence for Carol Pratt, wife of former Bees boss Colin.
#adverspeedway im a robins fan , but cant see us getting anything from tonight , bees by 12— @robinsfan123 09 May 2014
Teams out on parade now.
Robins to win! 47-43 #adverspeedway— @tapesup1949 09 May 2014
7:13pm Fri 9 May 14
Di kanny oh says
Question for Andy, how can Poole be out to sign Benji Compton to replace Lee Smart surely Compton is higher up the draft riders list??. Seems Poole do what they like. Anyway good luck to the Robins tonight need all the riders firing to get anything.
Poole signed Ben Hopwood to ride at seven today so that one's off the board. I think Poole had questioned the timing of the draft order list being put up in regard to Compton.
The Bees also have former Robins Kyle Howarth in their team, but he's riding for Workington at Somerset tonight and is replaced by Aaron Summers.
Tonight's meeting of course sees the Robins up against former captain Hans Andersen. Should be a really good battle between him and fellow Dane Peter Kildemand.
HANS ANDERSEN AND PETER KILDEMAND
BEES: Hans Andersen (); Aaron Summers (); Ryan Fisher (); Kenneth Hansen (); Chris Harris (); Jason Garrity (); James Sarjeant ().
ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (); Dakota North (); Nick Morris (); Simon Gustafsson (); Troy Batchelor (); Dan Greenwood (); Steve Worrall ().
First thing to say is the internet connection here is utterly useless, so you'll have to stick with us through thick and thun tonight.
Good evening ladies and gents and welcome to Brandon for the Robins clash with Coventry Bees.
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