SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Wolverhampton Wolves

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  • SWINDON ROBINS v Wolverhampton Wolves
  • ROBINS: Peter Kildemand, Nick Morris, Simon Gustafsson, Dakota North, Troy Batchelor (C), Nathan Greaves, Steve Worrall.
  • WOLVES: Michael Palm Toft (G), Justin Sedgmen (G), Cameron Woodward (G), Timo Lahti (G), Piotr Pawlicki R/R, Max Clegg (G), Tom Perry.
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  • Dan Barnes reports from the Abbey Stadium

9:22pm

Thanks for joining us tonight on Speedway Live. Don't forget to check out tomorrow's Swindon Advertiser for the full race report and reaction from tonight's victory.

 

9:22pm

SWINDON ROBINS BEAT WOLVERHAMPTON WOLVES 59-36

9:21pm

Heat 15: Gustafsson, Woodward, Morris, Lahti, 68.29 (59-36)

The final heat of the night is a cracker as the pack can't be separated. But Gustaffson makes great use of the outside to edge into the lead, with Morris almost pipping second-placed Woodward at the death.

9:13pm

Morris and Gustafsson are put forward for the final heat as they take on Lahti and Woodward in the final heat of the night

9:11pm

Heat 14: North, Lahti, Worrall, Clegg, 67.41 (55-34) 

North turns on the style with the move of the evening. The Aussie is third coming out of turn two but superbly sling-shots himself into the lead to claim a spectacular victory.

9:08pm

Heat 13: Kildemand, Batchelor, Lahti, Palm Toft, 67.12 (51-32)

It's another supreme ride from Kildemand and Batchelor, who make winning heat 13 look like child's play as they dominate Lahti and Palm Toft to press the issue home

9:02pm

Three heats to go - Kildemand and Batchelor are up against Palm Toft and Lahti

9:01pm

Heat 12: Morris, Sedgmen, Greaves, Perry, 67.45 (46-30) 

Morris' superb night keeps rolling on as he notches up his third heat win of the night. He Drifts into the lead early on and brings the win home, with Greaves claiming third place

8:56pm

Heat 11: Gustafsson, Lahti, Batchelor, Perry, 67.88 (42-29)

It's a crucial ride from Gustaffson as he keeps tactical rider Lahti at bay to limit the damage, with Batchelor third

 

8:53pm

No time to catch your breath - Nick Morris and Nathan Greaves take to the track against Sedgemen and Perry

8:53pm

Heat 11: Gustafsson, Lahti, Batchelor, Palm Toft, 67.88 (42-29)

It's a crucial ride from Gustafsson, who keeps tactical rider Lahti at bay to limit the damage. Batchelor is third, ahead of Palm Toft

8:49pm

After another intermission, we're finally ready for heat eleven, with Gustafsson and Batchelor taking on Palm Toft and Lahti

8:37pm

Heat 10: Morris, Kildemand, Woodward, Sedgemen, 68.29 (38-25)

It's the heat of the night and it's a super stuff from the Robins as they rack up another maximum.

In the early laps, Morris leads whilst Kildemand is fourth but after Sedgemen inexplicably loses pace, Kildemand goes past him before battling his way past Woodward to seal the 5-1. 

 

8:31pm

Kildemand and Morris are up in heat ten, taking on Woodward and Sedgemen - it's another false start though! 

8:30pm

Heat 9: Worrall, Perry, Clegg, Greaves, 68-18 (33-24)

In the re-run, Worrall brings home pole position with ease but Greaves is beaten by Perry and Clegg in only the second drawn heat of the night.

 

8:26pm

And here we go again!

8:23pm

It's a false start! 

8:23pm

Is that a lifeline for the Wolves? Heat nine is moments away

8:22pm

Heat 8: Woodward, Gustafsson, North, Sedgmen, 67.97 (30-21)

It's hell-for-leather stuff from Woodward who blazes into a commanding lead. Gustaffson gives chase in the later laps but the Wolves man notched up six points for his side.

8:19pm

It also looks like Woodward will be a tactical ride in this one

8:17pm

Here comes heat eight - it's Gustafsson and North against Sedgmen and Woodward 

8:12pm

Heat 7: Morris, Lahti, Worrall, Clegg, 68.44 (27-15).

Shaky start from Morris but he recovers well to bring home first place. Morris is locked in an almighty battle with Lahti and is eventually pipped at the final corner. 

 

8:08pm

We're straight into the seventh heat of the night now.

It's Morris and Worrall teaming up to take on Lahti and Clegg.

8:07pm

Heat 6: Gustafsson, North, Woodward, Palm Toft, 67.24, (23-13)

Lovely ride by Gustafsson, who with great support from North, makes it look all too easy for the Robins as they notch up another 5-1.

 

8:04pm

Heat six is up next - it's Gustafsson and North against Palm Toft and Woodward, replacing Pawlicki

8:02pm

Heat five: Batchelor, Kildemand, Lahti, Woodward, 68.98 (18-12)

It's delightful stuff from Kildemand and Batchelor as they dominate heat five to put the Robins in the box seat.

 

7:58pm

Heat five is up next - Kildemand and Batchelor against Woodward and Timo Lahti.

7:54pm

There's a short break before heat five as the track receives a bit of TLC.

7:50pm

Heat four: Sedgmen, North, Greaves, Perry, 68.14 (13-11)

The Wolves' Sedgemen cruises into the lead down the outside track and is pushed all the way by a spirited North but holds on to take the win, with Greaves holding off the challenge of Perry at the rear.

7:48pm

So maybe this isn't going to be as straightforward as you would have thought?

It's Dakota North and Greaves up next in heat four, taking on Sedgmen and Perry.

7:46pm

Heat three: Palm Toft, Woodward, Batchelor, Gustafsson, 67.74 (10-8)

The Wolves bite back as Palm Toft barges past Batchelor before the visitors bring home a 5-1, with Woodward second! 

 

7:44pm

It's a strong start from Rossiter's men. Skipper Troy Batchelor and Simon Gustaffson take on Cameron Woodward and Palm Toft, riding as a replacement for Pawlicki

7:41pm

Heat two: Worrall, Perry, Greaves, Clegg, 68.97 (9-3 ).

Worrall races into the lead and Greaves does well before being pipped to second place by Perry.

7:38pm

Heat Two sees Nathan Greaves and Steve Worrall take on Max Clegg and Tom Perry.

7:37pm

Heat one: Kildemand, Morris, Sedgmen, Toft, 68.89 (5-1).

Kildemand and Morris sublimely drift into the lead at the first corner, almost in unison, before bringing home a comfortable 5-1 to get Swindon off to the perfect start.

 

7:35pm

And we're off! 

7:35pm

The opening riders are at the tapes.

7:33pm

The pre-meeting ceremonies have been completed and we're not long away now from the opening heat of the night, where Peter Kildemand and Nick Morris kick things off against Michael Palm Toft and Justin Sedgmen.

7:27pm

The riders have just finished being paraded around the Abbey Stadium track and it's not long until the action gets underway.

7:14pm

As always, we'll be providing you heat-by-heat coverage here on swindonadvertiser.co.uk and don't forget to catch up tomorrow's Swindon Advertiser for the full race report and reaction.

Tapes-up is at 7.30pm.

7:13pm

Visitors Wolverhampton meanwhile name no less than five guests in their line-up:

WOLVES: Michael Palm Toft (G), Justin Sedgmen (G), Cameron Woodward (G), Timo Lahti (G), Piotr Pawlicki R/R, Max Clegg (G), Tom Perry.

7:11pm

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Robins chief Rossiter has stuck with the same line-up that cruised to victory against the Hammers last week.

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

7:02pm

Good evening from the Abbey Stadium and welcome to Speedway Live.

It's been a week since Alun Rossiter's side claimed a comfortable 57-35 win over Lakeside Hammers here and the Swindon Robins go looking to maintain their Elite League play-off push tonight as they host the Wolverhampton Wolves.

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