SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Lakeside Hammers - meeting abandoned after heat seven (From Swindon Advertiser)
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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Lakeside Hammers - meeting abandoned after heat seven
Updated 9:45pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
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- MEETING ABANDONED AFTER HEAT SEVEN
- Swindon Robins 25 Lakeside Hammers 17 after heat seven
- SWINDON ROBINS: Hans Andersen (2'-3); Edward Kennett (3-1); Peter Kildemand (3-3); r/r for Nick Morris; Troy Batchelor (2-3); Ashley Birks (R-2'-1); Kyle Howarth (1-0-1).
- LAKESIDE HAMMERS: Chris Harris (1-2); r/r for Seb Ulamek; Piotr Swiderski (1-FX-0); Davey Watt (F-0); Lewis Bridger (0-3-2); Tyson Nelson (2'-0); Richard Lawson (3-1).
- Swindon can go top of the Elite League with three points
- Lakeside need all four points to make the play-offs
The meeting will be re-run on Monday, with word on the price of admission coming in the next couple of days. It will of course be at a reduced rate.
All of the riders were quick to agree that the right decision was made to call off tonight's meeting, with Peter Kildemand insisting the track was okay prior to the heavier rain falling.
“It was pretty good and the track was pretty good before it started raining, and the was no other options really," he said.
“If it wasn’t raining we would have raced, but as long as it is raining you can’t really race because you can’t see.
“We have to come back on Monday and do it again now, and we need to make sure we do well again like we did the first time.”
The rain has definitely got heavier, and we now have the tractors out.
Heat seven: Batchelor, Swiderski, Birks, Watt; 68.11 – 25-17
Birks makes a superb first corner to round Watt, but as he strives to join Batchelor for the 5-1 he goes very wide and does well to hold onto his machine.
Heat six: Andersen, Bridger, Kennett, Nelson; 69.02 – 21-15
After sliding off his line through turn one, Andersen barges through to the front before Kennett slices up the inside of Nelson for the heat advantage.
The riders all looked very nervous through that race.
Heat five: Kildemand, Harris, Howarth, Swiderski FX; 68.55 17-13
Harris and Swiderski both walk away from a big turn one crash, and in the re-run after a break for bad weather Kildemand wins a tentative race.
Swiderski excluded from the re-run.
Two minutes back on and we're racing again.
We are having a 10 minute break for the weather to clear up. Hope it does.
It's certainly more than spitting, and there's no sign of any riders for the re-run of heat five.
The internet is terrible at Blunsdon this evening, but the weather looks even worse.
Chris Harris and Swiderski both hit the floor hard after Swiderski spun on the inside, with Howarth doing well to avoud him before Harris hit the fence hard. Looked very nasty, but both have walked away.
Red lights on after a big incident in turn one of heat five.
Time for some track grading
Heat four: Bridger, Batchelor, Lawson, Howarth; 67.24 – 13-11
Good start from both Hammers, and although Batchelor is able to get the better of Lawson he can’t catch Bridger.
Red lights on straight away after the start.
Riders up at tapes for heat four though.
A few brollies going up here.
Very harsh on Watt that one.
Heat three: Kildemand, Birks, Swiderski, Watt F; 67.39 – 11-7
Kildemand runs Watt very high and the Aussie hits the dirt, and despite his protests to the contrary the race is continued and the Robins take a 5-1. Very harsh on Watt, he had nowhere to go.
Ashley Birks up in the next one, so a little bit of extra time before the start of heat three.
Heat two: Lawson, Nelson, Howarth; Birks R; 68.87 – 6-6
Howarth almost loses it in turn one before nearly taking out Birks a lap later, but the Robins duo are never in contention.
Pretty easy for the Robins there, a sign of things to come.
Heat one: Kennett, Andersen, Bridger, Harris; 66.99 – 5-1
Both Robins make the start and Andersen drops in behind Kennett for the 5-1 to open the meeting.
Riders at the tapes for heat one
@AndyWarren_ Swindon to win by four and then Pirates to win the Elite League title. #adverspeedway— @ianwadleyecho 12 September 2013
@ianwadleyecho @AndyWarren_ Lakeside to win by eight to create the mother of all stinks #adverspeedway— @amitchellecho 12 September 2013
Here come the Robins, led by Hans Andersen.
Riders out on parade now, with the Lakeside riders coming round on their bikes.
@AndyWarren_ Swindon 40 lakeside 50 and #speedway supporters across the land rejoice. #anyonebutpoole.— @panthers2006 12 September 2013
If the Robins win tonight and take full points they go back top of the Elite League, with Birmingham having one more chance to topple them when they host King's Lynn in a rearranged meeting on Monday night.
Whoever finishes top get first pick for the play-offs, with the highest placed remaining side choosing whether or not they are home or away first in the other semi
First home meeting @SwindonSpeedway for a while. Thanks @ExcaliburCom @PebleyBeach, nice one. #discount #adverspeedway— @redmonster53 12 September 2013
Peter Kildemand took a knock last night in Denmark, but is okay to ride this evening. When I asked him if he was okay earlier, he simply put his thumb up and said "I'm always okay."
Can't see anything other than a home win....57-35 (couple of tac rides to boost lakesides points total!) #adverspeedway— @MarcHiett 12 September 2013
#adverspeedway a win would be nice round of the regular season and take some winning momentum into the play-offs— @MrsSayfutdinov 12 September 2013
And for the Robins, Kyle Howarth is in the team having originally been due to miss the meeting on Monday to ride for Workington, but Nick Morris is absent as he's with Somerset.
A big meeting for both teams this evening, but more so the Hammers of course as they bid to make the play-offs. Chris Harris is in as a guest for Peter Karlsson, while rider replacement is in operation for former Robin Seb Ulamek.
6:50pm Thu 12 Sep 13
Rovin Robin says
Well we have beaten the Hammers 3 times this season so i predict aaother win just hope it's a good meeting with no accidents and exciting racing/..
Right, a few minutes later than planned but here we go.
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Good evening one and all and welcome to the Advertiser's live coverage of tonight's Elite League encounter between Swindon Robins and Lakeside Hammers.
Alun Rossiter's side can go top of the Elite League if they take all three points available to them this evening, while Lakeside need to secure all four points to make the play-offs at the expense of Poole Pirates.
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