SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins 46 Poole Pirates 43
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- Swindon Robins 46 Poole Pirates 43
- SWINDON: Peter Kildemand (2-2'-1-0) 5+1, Dakota North (1'-3-R-3) 7+1, Nick Morris (FX-1-1-1') 3+1, Simon Gustafsson (2-3-3-3-0) 11, Troy Batchelor (3-3-2-2-2) 12, Nathan Greaves (R-R-R) 0, Steve Worrall (R-2'-3-2'-1) 8+2.
- POOLE: Darcy Ward (3-0-3-3-3) 12, Josh Grajczonek (0-3-2-0) 5, Przemyslaw Pawlicki (1'-0-0-3) 4+1, Vaclav Milik (1-1-0-2) 4, Maciej Janowski (2-2-2'-1-1) 8+1, Kyle Newman (3-1-2-1-0) 7, Brendan Johnson (2'-0-1) 3+1.
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That's it for tonight I'm afraid, but don't forget to pick up tomorrow's Adver for a full report and reaction from tonight's meeting.
Captain Troy Batchelor’s attention now turns towards tomorrow’s British GP in Cardiff, and the Aussie is pleased to be going into round seven on the back of a good win over the Pirates.
“We knew it would be tough and they have guys in their team who can really pedal on their day, but we got the win we needed,” he said.
“In our last meeting (against King’s Lynn) we started bad and finished strong like we did tonight, although it’s been the other way for most of the season, but we’re getting things right.
“Poole were tough and rode good so we have to be happy to get the win.”
Reaction to come.
FINAL SCORE: ROBINS 46 PIRATES 43
Heat 15: Ward Batchelor, Janowski, Gustafsson; 67.05 – 2-4 (46-43)
Ward produces another stunning move to round Batchelor and secure a point for his side.
Batchelor, Gustafsson, Ward, Janowski for heat 15.
Heat 14: Gustafsson, Milik, Worrall, Newman; 68.22 - 4-2 (44-39)
Gustafsson rounds the lot in the first corner while Worrall backs him up in third to secure the win.
Classic Ward as he winds it on to round Batchelor in the final corner, great to watch.
Heat 13: Ward, Batchelor, Janowski, Kildemand; 67.14 - 2-4 (40-37)
With Kildemand nowhere to be seen, Batchelor does really well to hold off the Poole pair before Ward passes on the run to the line.
Simon Gustafsson is getting told off by the ref for coming out to have a look at the starting gates.
It's all four back. Kildemand fine but Janowski's getting treatment.
Red lights on as Kildemand and Janowski hit the deck in turn one of heat 13
Heat 12: North, Worrall, Newman, Grajczonek; 67.67 - 5-1 (38-33)
The two Robins exit the first corner ahead and hold on for a max.
Worrall and Newman in for Greaves and Johnson in heat 12.
Heat 11: Ward, Batchelor, Morris, Milik; 67.05 – 3-3 (33-32)
Masterful gate from Ward wins it by a straight but the Robins settle in for a shared heat.
Amarillo is being played over the speakers here. Get it off.
The tractors are having a long old go during this grading break.
Well, it could, they could be level, but you know what I mean.
Couldn't be closer at the interval
Heat 10: Pawlicki, Janowski, Kildemand, North; 67.02 - 1- 5 (30-29)
Pirates take it from the gate despite Kildemand giving it everything.
I guess it would be pretty easy to be criticial of Greaves this evening, and yes all his retirements seem to be of his own doing, but he's racing and pushing hard. Would rather that than tootling away the back.
Heat nine: Worrall, Newman, Johnson, Greaves R; 67.43 - 3-3 (29-24)
Robins are on a max but Greaves locks up and retires.
Johnson is left standing at the start and the red lights are on. All four back. Not sure what happened there. Newman warned to stay still.
Heat eight: Gustafsson, Grajczonek, Morris, Pawlicki; 66.37 - 4-2 (26-21)
Gustafsson is in a world of his own at the front as Morris does well to pass Pawlikci.
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A quick turnaround in this one as we welcome the tractors for the second time, but still a long way to go.
Heat seven: North, Worrall, Milik, Newman; 67.61 -5-1 (22-19)
Both Robins do it from the gate.
Brendan Johnson back in for the visitors in place of Newman.
Heat six: Gustafsson, Janowksi, Morris, Ward; 65.83 - 4-2 (17-18)
Sensational from Gustafsson as he uses every inch of the track to round Janoswki. Ward has mechanical issues at the back.
Heat five: Batchelor, Kildemand, Milik, Pawlicki; 66.58 - 5-1 (13-16)
Batch makes a great gate to win and, after snaking to the first corner and passing Pawlicki, Kildemand hunts down Milik.
Bit of track grading so there's time for Rosco to knock a bit of sense into the Robins.
Heat four: Grajczonek, Gustafsson, Newman, Greaves F; 66.23 – 2-4 (8-15)
Another fall for Greaves as he spins alone while leading Newman and narrowly avoids taking out the Poole man. Grajczonek wins from the gate.
Newman in for Johnson in heat four
Heat three: Batchelor, Janoswki, Pawlicki, Morris FX; awarded – 3-3 (6-11)
Great heat, with first Batchelor and then Morris cutting back to slice their way through. However, Morris pushes too hard and takes out Janowski, with the race awarded.
Morris pushes for too hard in pursuit of Janowski and is excluded.
Heat two: Newman, Johnson, Worrall R, Greaves FR; 69.11 - 0-5 (3-8)
Greaves falls alone in turn one before Worrall loses power in a disastrous heat for Swindon.
Heat one: Ward, Kildemand, North, Grajczonek; 65.05 - 3-3 (3-3)
Both Robins miss the start but Kildemand cuts back in turn one to come under Grajczonek, also allowing North through, but he can’t catch Ward.
Should be a really close match this evening, between two very evenly matched sides. At the tapes for heat one.
Former world champion Jason Crump is also here this evening, taking in the action before moving on to Cardiff to work for Eurosport.
Introductions done and the riders are on an exploratory lap, or two.
Former Birmingham boss Phil Morris takes Middlo's place, by the way.
Batch wins the toss and takes the choice of gates for heat 15
Both teams are at full strength this evening, although the Pirates are without team boss Neil Middleditch who I believe is at his 50th birthday party. No invite for Rosco, it seems.
Here comes the parade truck, as the crowd keeps on coming in.
Sorry for the slightly delayed start, but we're ready to go.
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