SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Lakeside Hammers

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  • Swindon Robins 5 Lakeside Hammers 3
  • Alun Rossiter's side take the three points in a comfortable win at the Abbey Stadium
  • Hammers' captain Davey Watt is injured just seconds into the first heat of the night

9:19pm

FINAL SCORE

Swindon Robins 57 Lakeside Hammers 35

9:19pm

And a final 5-1 of the night puts the cherry on the cake for the Robins.

Batchelor wins it, Kildemand is second and Bridger is third - that was as comfortable as they come for the home riders.

 

9:15pm

Danny King is excluded in the final heat for tearing through the tapes, so we'll have a re-start

9:11pm

It's Batchelor and Kildemand v King and Bridger in the final heat of the meet.

 

9:08pm

In the penultimate heat of the night, a blazing start from Dakota North sees the Aussie shoot into a comfortable lead before bringing the win home in style.

Nathan Greaves secures a well-earned third place.

Robins 54 Hammers 34

9:03pm

That looks to be that.

Batchelor is out on front from the early stages but Kildemand fights his way past King to scorch into second place, securing a fourth maximum of the night for the hosts.

Robins 48 Hammers 32

8:59pm

Fantastic work from the Robins' Morris there to help his side stretch their lead to 12 points going in to round 13.

8:59pm

It's a real bettler between Morris and Cook, who are neck and neck for the majority of the heat.

But the Robins man keeps his nerve to close off every avenue and take the win.

Team-mate Worrall is third.

Robins 43 Hammers 31

8:56pm

Rossiter's men look as though they could be closing in on a victory tonight. They're ten points ahead going in to heat 12.

Nick Morris and Steve Worrall are up next, against Cook and Compton

8:55pm

Another assured ride from Batchelor sees him take pole, with Gustaffson finishing last behind King and Howarth.

Robins 39 Hammers 29

8:50pm

So the Robins stretch their lead back out to ten points. 

Simon Gustaffson and skipper Batchelor are up next for Rossiter's men - they'll be racing the Hammers' King and Howarth

8:48pm

That's Robins 36 Hammers 26

8:48pm

Heat ten is another closely-fought one, but once again, it's a Robins rider that crosses the line first.

Nick Morris wins it, with Lewis Bridger second, Kildemand third and Danny King last  

8:46pm

We'll keep it brief for Heat nine:

 

3, Steve Worrall 

2, Paul Starke 

1, Benji Compton

R Nathan Greaves

 

Robins 32 Hammers 24

8:41pm

The Hammers' Cook starts well but North recovers well to ensure that he doesn't take pole, with the tactical rider second, and Bridger third, with Gustaffson fourth.

Robins 29 Hammers 21

8:36pm

Simon Gustaffson and Dakota North are up next, taking on Craig Cook, who'll ride the tactical, and Lewis Bridger.

 

8:32pm

A short delay now whilst the track gets some TLC.

It's been a pretty dramatic evening so far and the Robins seem to have just gotten into their swing. 

With a pretty hefty advantage, it surely won't be long until we see a tactical ride from the Hammers. 

Heat eight coming up soon 

8:27pm

Another super heat from the Robins. Nick Morris leads throughout but Steve Worrall superbly passes by Craig Cook midway through to steal into second place and secure a 5-1 win.

Robins 26 Hammers 16

8:22pm

A superb drift from Simon Gustaffson sees him slide straight into the lead around the opening bend and bring it home to help the Robins to their second 5-1 heat of the night.

Dakota North comes in second, with Craig Cook third and Danny King retiring.

Robins 21 Hammers 15

8:19pm

It's a great start from Kildemand and Batchelor but the Dane loses his balance midway through the heat and falls from his bike.

Robins captain Batchelor still brings home the win, with Lewis Bridger and Kyle Howarth coming in behind.

Robins 16 Hammers 14

8:16pm

Heat five is on the way shortly 

8:15pm

Heat four sees Craig Cook take it for Lakeside, with the Robins' Dakota North second.

Benji Compton finishes third as the Robins' Nathan Greaves appeares to suffer mechanical problems, retiring after less than a lap

Robins 13 Hammers 11

8:10pm

It's a Robins one-two as the home side move into the advantage.

Troy Batchelor wins in, with Simon Gustaffson close behind.

Danny King is third whilst there's a retirement from Lewis Bridger.

Robins 11 Hammers 7

8:07pm

An assured ride from Steve Worrall sees him take heat two but Nathan Greaves retired.

Benji Thompson was second, with Paul Starke third.

Robins 6 Hammers 6

8:03pm

Craig Cook leads from the first corner and comfortably takes the victory, with Kildemand second, Morris third and Howarth, who appeared to be having problems throughout, fourth

Robins 3 Hammers 3

7:59pm

It's going to be a re-run of heat one after all that delay, with Kyle Howarth replacing the injured Watt

7:54pm

And he's finally up on his feet, tentatively making his way back to the pits.

The Robins' Dakota North has made his way all the way over to the scene of the crash to check in on his counterpart

7:52pm

Watt has his helmet off now and is perched up against the same barrier he collided with

7:51pm

The officials are crowding round the Hammers rider, who hasn't moved from his position yet - there looks to be some concern form the Lakeside man

7:50pm

And at the first corner, Lakeside captain Davey Watt takes a heavy fall, crashing straight into the barriers

7:49pm

And we're underway! 

7:48pm

It's time for Heat One.

Peter Kildemand and Nick Morris take on Davey Watt and Craig Cook

7:45pm

It's not tapes up yet - but we can't be far off at the Abbey 

7:34pm

Understand that there'll be no parade tonight - we're getting straight into the swing of things at around 7.45pm. 

Stick with Speedway Live for all of the action as it happens.

7:33pm

Tonight's line-up:

ROBINS: Peter Kildemand, Nick Morris, Simon Gustafsson, Dakota North,Troy Batchelor (C), Nathan Greaves (Res), Steve Worrall (Res).

HAMMERS: Davey Watt (C), Craig Cook (G), Lewis Bridger, Kyle Howarth, Danny King, Paul Starke (Res), Benji Compton (Res).

7:27pm

The Robins name the same seven that rode against the Stars yesterday, with Nathan Greaves and Steve Worrall swapping positions.

Tonight's programme was intended as a double-header ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, so there are quite a few changes to the Hammers line-up predicted a few days ago

7:25pm

Alun Rossiter's men suffered a controversial 44-43 loss at leaders King's Lynn Stars last night - can the Robins bounce back against one of the sides they're locked on 41 points in the table with?

7:23pm

We'll bring you live updates of tonight's clash right here on swindonadvertiser.co.uk.

Don't forget to have your say in the comment box below - but please keep your language clean!

7:23pm

Good evening from the Abbey Stadium.

The Swindon Robins are in Elite League action for the second time in two days as they take on Lakeside Hammers this evening.

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