SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins 55 Lakeside Hammers 38
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- Swindon Robins 55 Lakeside Hammers 38
- SWINDON ROBINS: Hans Andersen (3-3-2'-1-0) 9+1, Nick Morris (1-1-0-3) 5, Peter Kildemand (3) 3, Jason Doyle (2'-2-2-0) 6+1, Troy Batchelor (2-3-3-3-2)13, Simon Stead (3-1'-2-1-2'-3) 12+3, Dawid Lampart (0-1'-2-1-3) 7+2.
- LAKESIDE HAMMERS: Davey Watt (2-3-2-0-1) 8, RR, Ryan Fisher (FX-FX-1-1-1) 3, Kauko Nieminen (1-0-0-0-1)2+1, Scott Nicholls (3-2-6^-3-2-3) 19, Justin Sedgmen (2-0-0-0-0) 2, Robert Mear(0-1'-1-2) 4+1.
Just spoken to Peter Kildemand , who was up and about after the meeting following his crash with Ryan Fisher
"I was taken out a little bit and it was quite a bog crash and I hit the deck hard, but I will be okay," he said.
"I smashed my head and I was a bit dizzy, but I think I will be okay.
"I am in Poland at the weekend, so I am sure I will be fine to ride for the Robins on Wednesday."
Robins boss Alun Rossiter revealed Peter Kildemand received a bang on the head after his collision with Ryan Fisher, but he was up and about after the meeting and will be fit to ride in Poland over the weekend.
“Losing Peter was a big blow for us, but the other riders stepped up and did their jobs,” he said.
“Pulling him out was a bit of a precaution although he was a bit dazed too, and there is no point taking any chances and we want him to be fit for the play-offs and Birmingham on Wednesday.
“Steady and Troy scored well, and Hans ran a last in heat 15 which wasn’t great, but earlier in the night he looked quick which is a good sign for us.”
“The meeting dragged on and it was a bit crazy, and I think we need to start using a bit of discretion because it spoiled it for some of the young riders who were going to have a bit of a race after the meeting, which was cancelled.”
Right, that's it, the Robins have taken all three points to close the gap at the top to two points.
Heat 15: Nicholls, Batchelor, Watt, Andersen. 67.45 (55-38)
Batchelor leads for two laps before being passed by Nicholls.
Heat 14: Stead, Mear, Nieminen, Doyle. 67.96 (53-34)
Stead wins from the gate
Heat 13: Batchelor, Nicholls, Andersen, Watt. 67.15 (50-31)
Andersen is forced to go off 15-metres after moving at the start for the second time, and pips Watt for the point after Batchelor claimed the win.
Birmingham have beaten Eastbourne 56-34 to strengthen their case for a play-off place. They host both Poole and the Robins next week
Hans is going off 15-metres
Red lights on again............for the eighth time.
Hans Andersen is disqualified for delaying the start having already received a warning.
Heat 12 (re-run): Lampart, Stead, Fisher (tactical) Sedgmen. (68.30) 46-29
Fisher hits the fence again but gets up for the re-run, where he is beaten out by Stead and Lampart as the Robins take another 5-1.
And Fisher goes flying into the fence in turn one. Another restart with all four riders
Ryan Fisher going in black and white
Heat 11: Batchelor, Watt, Stead, Nieminen. 67.80 (41-28)
Batchelor wins with ease, and after Stead passes Nieminen he chases down Watt but can’t pass the Aussie.
Heat 10 (re-run): Morris, Andersen, Fisher, Nieminen. 68.05 (37-26)
This time it is Andersen warned for moving at the start, and even though Fisher leads from the tapes, the Robins duo pass him on the back straight for the maximum.
This is getting silly now, red lights on again as Andersen is warned for moving at the start
Heat Nine (re-run): Nicholls, Doyle, Lampart, Sedgman. 67.40 (32-25)
After the red lights were put on for the fifth time, Nicholls stormed to the win despite being out-trapped by Doyle.
Red lights on again here, and it is all four back
Peter Kildemand has withdrawn from the meeting, and will be replaced by Dawid Lampart in the next one
Heat Eight: Nicholls (tactical), Lampart, Mear, Morris. 69.53 (29-22).
Nicholls wins with ease to close the gap after Morris loses his chain while chasing.
Nicholls takes the RR in the next one, and does so in black and white as the Hammers usde their first tactical
Heat Seven: Batchelor, Stead, Fisher, Nieminen. 67.83 (27-15)
Batchelor goes inside, Stead goes outside, and the Robins have a 5-1.
Heat Six: Andersen, Nicholls, Morris, Sedgmen. 67.21 (22-14)
Nicholls cuts back will in the first turn to take the lead, but Andersen hunts his old foe down, and uses the white line to pass glide up the inside of the guest to take the win.
Heat Five (re-run): Watt, Doyle, Stead, Fisher FX. 67.71 (18-12)
Fisher is excluded after taking out Kildemand and is replaced by Stead, but the reserve locks up in turn one and Watt eases to victory.
The referee has pressed the wrong button, and the red lights are on..........again
Simon Stead in for Kildemand in this one, just a precaution
Another incident involving Ryan Fisher here, and he is excluded again. The American crept across the track to take out Kildemand's front wheel, and the Dane is now receiving treatment on the track after coming off the front of his bike.
Heat Four (re-run): Nicholls, Batchelor, Lampart, Sedgmen. 67.36 (15-9)
After movement at the start in the first staging of the race, Batchelor and Nicholls produce four laps of quality racing before the guest eventually takes the win.
Undsatisfactory start and it's all-four back. Rider told to keep still at the start
Sedgmen in for Mear in heat four for the Hammers
Heat Three: Kildemand, Doyle, Nieminen, Fisher FX. 67.74 (12-6)
Fisher is excluded after tangling with Doyle in turn one, and the Robins pair win the re-run with ease.
Maybe a little harsh on Fisher, but the Robins won't be complaining
Ryan Fisher and Jason Doyle tangle in the second bend, and the American is excluded.
Heat Two: Stead, Sedgmen, Mear, Lampart. 67.65 (7-5)
Lampart touches the tapes and goes off 15 metres, but his partner Stead wins the re-run as the points are shared.
Lampart touches the tapes, and is set to go from 15 metres.
Heat One: Andersen,, Watt, Morris, Mear. 66.65 (4-2)
Andersen pops out the gate first and eases the quartet round. Mear is off the pace at the back.
Robert Mear is taking the RR ride for the Hammers in heat one.
And some words from Alun Rossiter before we get going, his Robins are going off one and three in heat one.
“I thought we were thoroughly professional in beating Belle Vue here last Thursday and we need a similar performance against Lakeside,” he said.
“We were all disappointed to miss out on a league point at Poole on Monday, we could and should have got it but it just slipped away from us.
“Now we have to be professional against Lakeside and claim the full three points.”
The parade is done, and we should be getting underway in the next few minutes
Peter Kildemand believes he is beginning to return to form at just the right time
“I have been struggling a little bit with engines recently but it all seems to be okay now, and that is good,” he said.
“It is very frustrating when you have problems with your bikes, but it is good to get it sorted.
“All of my equipment is pretty good and pretty new, so it is all bad luck really, but I am glad it seems to be over.
“I have started riding well again recently and I am trapping well, so it is all good.
“I am starting to get thing right now, and it is a good time to do it because the play-offs are coming up soon, which is the best time.”
Robins skipper Hans Andersen wants his side to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible after the loss at Poole on Monday night.
“We need to get back to winning ways as quickly as we can, because we were not happy to come away from Poole with nothing to show for our efforts,” he said.
“We were not too bad down there, but it always hurts to lose and we need to get back to winning ways again going into the play-offs.
“Nothing is easy in speedway at all because when you start underestimating your opponent that is when things start to go wrong for you.
“We did that earlier in the season against King’s Lynn and we ended up only drawing at home, so we need to avoid doing that again because it is going to be tough.
“They have got riders who go well around Swindon, but it just depends who turns up for them because we know what our riders are capable of.”
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Good evening and welcome to this evening's live coverage of the Robins meeting with the Lakeside Hammers. Alun Rossiter's men need maximum points to keep the pressure on Poole at the top of the table
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