Swindon Robins book their final place

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon boss Alun Rossiter last night Swindon boss Alun Rossiter last night

SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter is licking his lips at the prospect of a two-legged clash with Poole after the Robins booked their place in the Elite League grand final with a 110-72 aggregate victory over Birmingham Brummies last night.

Simon Stead scored a maximum from his four rides in the 55-37 victory on the night, as the Robins put in a professional display to set up the contest with the Pirates which begins at Blunsdon on Monday evening.

The two sides have been talked about as potential grand final opponents for almost the entire season, and Rossiter is just pleased the moment has finally arrived.

“They really are going to be two great meetings, and we are pleased to be in the final because that was our goal at the start of the season,” he said.

“We have reached our goal, and it is a massive achievement for the club after finishing bottom last season.

“The supporters have backed us and they deserve this, and it goes to show they deserve a winning team, and the town is on the map now because us and the football club have done so well.

“I hope the town is proud of everything we have done, and we want to give them something else to cheer about now.”

Rossiter is expecting two tough meetings against a side which could include the world champion if Chris Holder wins the title in Torun tomorrow.

“We just need to get it on now, because over the four meetings we have had this year there is only one point in it,” he said.

“If it goes down to the last race it will be amazing, and they promise to be two great meetings.”

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8:59am Fri 5 Oct 12

oldlegtrailer says...

If it goes to the last race I fear. we have to go out and attack them early at the Abbey. Build up a lead and defend it with solid second and third places down there and nicking the reserve points. Mind you Kildemand could well bring off a few shocks if there is a dirt line. Great riding the last 2 meets. Stead looked real good last night - if he does that on Monday and score 6 or so at Poole we are in with a shout.
If it goes to the last race I fear. we have to go out and attack them early at the Abbey. Build up a lead and defend it with solid second and third places down there and nicking the reserve points. Mind you Kildemand could well bring off a few shocks if there is a dirt line. Great riding the last 2 meets. Stead looked real good last night - if he does that on Monday and score 6 or so at Poole we are in with a shout. oldlegtrailer
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9:10am Fri 5 Oct 12

Rovin Robin says...

Well done guys What a team of triers we have and well done Simon. I fancy we will take a few points from DW KK &CH Totally agree with oldlegtrailer Hit them hard early..
Well done guys What a team of triers we have and well done Simon. I fancy we will take a few points from DW KK &CH Totally agree with oldlegtrailer Hit them hard early.. Rovin Robin
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8:23am Mon 8 Oct 12

Bairdl says...

Although I do wish them good luck tonight, we shall be staying at home and watching on the TV - how on earth can they justify dropping the admission prices for the semi finals then not just putting them back to normal, but putting them up for the final, especially for the concessions - precisely the people that have stuck with the Robins for years and years through good times and bad - disgusting.
Although I do wish them good luck tonight, we shall be staying at home and watching on the TV - how on earth can they justify dropping the admission prices for the semi finals then not just putting them back to normal, but putting them up for the final, especially for the concessions - precisely the people that have stuck with the Robins for years and years through good times and bad - disgusting. Bairdl
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