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SWINDON ROBINS: Andersen: 'We should have rushed it'
CAPTAIN Hans Andersen believes more effort could have been made to complete 10 heats and ensure the score from last night’s abandoned meeting with Lakeside stood.
The Robins were leading 25-17 after seven heats when referee Graham Reeve called a halt to proceedings, with heavy rain making conditions impossible.
A number of riders having extra time for two races on the trot and a big crash involving Chris Harris and Piotr Swiderski slowed proceeding down, but Andersen believes a result could have come from the meeting.
“It was hammering down by the end, but we could have easily made it through to heat 10 but there was too much hanging around and rider replacement and things like that,” he said.
“It’s nice to have a bit of time, but everyone knew the rain was coming and maybe we should have rushed it through because there were only three races which needed to be run for the score to stand.
“When it’s drizzling down the visibility is really bad and that’s when it gets dangerous, it’s one of those things although if we had pushed harder maybe we could have got through it.
“It’s a shame because a few of us were due to ride in the memorial meeting which is being held on Monday at Wolverhampton, but now we can’t make it which is sad.
“At least I got a paid maximum, and even though it’s from two races instead of five I still have to be pleased with that one.”
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