SWINDON Robins co-promoter Lee Kilby felt every one of his riders delivered the goods as they earned a 52-38 SGB Premiership victory at home to Wolverhampton Wolves tonight.

Kilby, the son of Swindon legend Bob, oversaw the action at the Abbey Stadium in the absence of team manager Alun Rossiter, who is away on duty with Great Britain in Russia at the Speedway of Nations Finals.

Troy Batchelor top scored for the hosts with 13+3 points from six rides, capped by a stunning last-lap pass in the final race of the evening to seal a 5-1 maximum behind Rasmus Jensen.

Swindon had also started the night with a 5-1 victory led by Jason Doyle and they led by 14 points overall after 10 heats.

Robins skipper Doyle was not beaten by a visiting rider all night in his 11+1 from four outings, while Jensen also notched 12 from a half-dozen rides.

Kilby admitted it was a dream come true to manage the Robins and was thrilled with how things turned out.

“It ended marvellously. I was a little bit worried for a couple of heats, but the boys were magic, all of them,” said Kilby.

“They all dug in and did exactly what we asked of them. I couldn’t ask for more, really.

“Heat 15 was most definitely the race of the night. Troy was up for it from the start and Jason just said: ‘Look, when we get to heat 15, we will see what the score is and see if we want to give a few of the other boys a bit more time’.

“We did that and Rasmus was superb all night, as he always is. He never gives up and gives 100 per cent. And Troy’s race was superb.

“It was a dream come true. I didn’t think it would ever happen, I hoped I would have some kind of involvement with the club at some point, but to actually manage the team and win was amazing.

“And to manage that calibre of rider as well. When we did the track walk, I said: ‘I will encourage you but the last thing I am going to do is tell you how to ride the bike’.

“It was amazing. Dad is in my mind 24/7 and I am sure he will be looking down quite proud that I have done what I have. It’s terrific.”

Swindon return to action next Thursday when they host Belle Vue Aces at the Abbey.


SWINDON: Jason Doyle 11+1 (3-3-3-2’), Adam Ellis R/R, Tobiasz Musielak 7 (3-0-3-1), Rasmus Jensen 12 (1-3-R-3-2-3), Troy Batchelor 13+3 (3-2’-2’-1-3-2’), Ellis Perks 6+1 (2-3-0-0-1’), Claus Vissing 3+1 (2’-0-0-0-1)

WOLVERHAMPTON: Rory Schlein 9 (1-2-3-3-0), Ryan Douglas 6+2 (0-1’-2-2’-1), Jacob Thorssell 2 (2-0-R), Nick Morris 5 (0-1-1-3), Sam Masters 5+2 (1’-1’-2-1), Kyle Howarth 3 (1-2-0), Luke Becker 8+2 (3-2-1’-2’-0-0)