Robins win abandoned clash
Updated 10:26pm Monday 26th May 2014 in By Andy Warren, Deputy sports editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, @AndyWarren_
SWINDON Robins’ home meeting with Belle Vue was abandoned after 12 heats but the hosts had already done enough to claim all three Elite League points.
The Robins took the meeting 42-33 with Simon Gustafsson and Nick Morris leading the way on eight points, as well as good contributions from the remaining five riders.
Trickles of rain descended on the track throughout the meeting with a lack of visibility the eventual reason for calling off the televised clash.
Speaking afterwards, Robins boss Alun Rossiter said: “The result was what we needed and I’m really pleased we’ve got it but it is a shame we didn’t get the match finished,” he said.
“The main thing is that everyone’s in one piece because all it would have taken was for someone to slip off and they would have got injured. The main thing was visibility, the track was fine.
“Belle Vue wanted to carry on because they thought they had a sniff of a point but half their team didn’t want to ride.
“At the end of the day we have to take that because we’ve struggled a bit and we’re more than happy to take the three points.
“All the riders contributed and we looked really good out there so there’s plenty of positives.”