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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Belle Vue Aces
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- Swindon Robins 42 Belle Vue Aces 48
- SWINDON ROBINS: Hans Andersen (2-1-0-2) 5; Edward Kennett (0-3-3-1) 7; Peter Kildemand (3-FX) 3; Nick Morris (1-1-3-3-1') 9+1; Troy Batchelor (3-2-2-1'-2) 10+1; Ashley Birks (1-0-0-1') 2; Kyle Howarth (FX-2'-1-1-2-R) 6+1.
- BELLE VUE ACES: Matej Zagar (3-3-3-3-3) 15; r/r; Craig Cook (0-1-2'-3) 6+1; Kevin Wolbert (2-1'-3-3-1-2-0) 12+1; Magnus Zetterstrom (0-0-0) 0; Josh Grajczonek (1-2'-2-2-2-1) 10+1; Kevin Doolan (3-1-0-0-1-0) 5.
That is for this evening folks, but don't forget to pick up your copy of the Advertiser tomorrow for a full report and reaction from tonights meeting.
Speaking after tonight's meeting, Robins boss Alun Rossiter admitted the loss of Kildemand was a major blow to Swindon this evening.
“Peter went in really heavy and was a little bit dazed, and while it was a real shame to lose him I don’t blame him,” he said.
“He took a big hit to his leg and his shoulder and is battered and bruised, and you just won’t get the best out of someone when he’s like that.
“Whenever we lose Peter we lose, it’s a simple fact, and that shows how important he is to us. We have to make sure we all deliver and that our riders are fit."
Some reaction to follow, if anyone wants to talk after that one.
Heat 15: Zagar, Batchelor, Morris, Wolbert; 66.99 – 42-48
Another easy win for Zagar and all the points go to the Aces.
And they will be against Wolbert and Zagar.
Looks like Batchelor and Morris out in 15.
Heat 14: Morris, Wolbert, Grajzconek, Howarth R; 66.48 – 39-45
Howarth packs up with the Robins on a 5-1 and the victory belongs to the Aces.
Red lights on in 14
Heat 13: Zagar, Andersen, Batchelor, Zetterstrom; 67.18 – 36-42
Another imperious start from Zagar wins heat 15, and the Robins have no answer.
Tractors out again
Heat 12: Cook, Howarth, Birks, Doolan; 66.89 - 33-39
Both Robins make the gate and are on a 5-1, but Cook works his way through both to ensure a shred heat.
Birks takes the injured Kildemand's ride in heat 12.
Heat 11: Zagar, Batchelor, Doolan, Birks; 67.06 – 30-36
Zagar cuts back inside Batchelor in the first turn and takes the win as Birks is passed by Doolan.
Red lights on at the start of heat 11, and all four riders are asked back.
That was very poor indeed, especially from Hans.
Heat 10: Wolbert, Cook, Kennett, Andersen; 65.59 – 28-32
Woeful stuff from both Robins as they are left at the start and offer nothing during the rest of the race.
Peter Kildemand has withdrawn from the meeting.
Red lights on after Cook rolls at the start of 10.
Heat nine: Morris, Grajczonek, Howarth, Doolan; 66.33 – 27-27
Morris sweeps from third to first as the Robins have to do without the injured Kildemand.
No Kildemand in this race, with Howarth in in his place. Bad news for the Robins after the Dane's earlier clash.
More track grading going on, clearly not happy with the Blunsdon track this evening.
Heat eight: Kennett, Grajczonek, Howarth, Doolan; 66.53 – 23-25
Both Kennett and Howarth produce magnificent passes to turn a disappointing heat into a big positive.
Heat seven: Wolbert, Batchelor, Cook, Birks; 65.64 – 19-23
Wolbert wins from another superb gate, and the 3-3 slips away for the Robins as Cook bullies his way through after slip from Birks.
Tractors out for a bit of a track grade.
Heat six: Kennett, Grajczonek, Andersen, Zetterstrom R; 66.99 – 17-19
Kennett gates and goes, but Andersen can’t challenge Grajczonek.
Heat five: Zagar, Wolbert, Morris, Kildemand FX; 66.08 – 13-17
Kildemand loses control and hits the fence, and in the re-run Morris can’t make an impression despite battling with Wolbert.
KIldemand's up and looks fine, but is excluded from the re-run.
Red lights slammed on as Kildemand goes over his handle bars and slams into the fence. Paramedics with him now.
Heat four: Batchelor, Howarth, Doolan, Zetterstrom; 66.55 – 12-12
Batchelor streaks away and wins and Howarth does a great job to hold on to second.
Heat three: Kildemand, Wolbert, Morris, Cook; 65.58 – 7-11
Kildemand gates and wins.
Bit of work to do already for the Robins.
Heat two: Doolan, Grajczonek, Birks, Howarth FX; awarded – 3-9
The two Aces find themselves on a 5-1, which is awarded when Howarth slips off at the start of lap three.
Howarth slips off at the back at the start of lap three, and the heat is awarded.
Very easy from the former Robins man. Kennett looked very sloppy in the opener.
Heat one: Zagar, Andersen, Grajczonek, Kennett; 66.14 – 2-4
Andersen makes the gate but Zagar sweeps round the outside of him in turn one to take the win. Kennett endures a nightmare third lap and slips to the back.
Riders at the tapes for heat one...here we go!
Robins rider Peter Kildemand will ride in Saturday's GP Challenge at Poole after injury to Shaek Pawlicki.
Parade done, and the two minutes are about to go on for heat one.
The riders are now out on parade.
Having been down to the pits earlier, Hans Andersen, Edward Kennett, Peter Kildemand and Troy Batchelor are only running with one bike this evening. Make of that what you will.
The Elite League champions are at full strength tonight, and the parade is just a few minutes away.
Good evening and welcome to Blunsdon for tonight's clash between the Robins and the Aces.
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