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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Lakeside Hammers
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- The Robins opt to host Poole in the first leg of the play-off semi-final on Monday
- Swindon Robins 54 Lakeside Hammers 38 after heat 15
- SWINDON ROBINS: Hans Andersen (3-3-3-3-3) 15; Edward Kennett (0-0-3-2) 5+1; Peter Kildemand (3-3-3-3-1) 13; Nick Morris (2'-0-2'-3) 7+2; Troy Batchelor (2-2-3-2') 9+1; Ashley Birks (FX-0-0-0) 0; Kyle Howarth (2-0-2'-1) 5+1.
- LAKESIDE HAMMERS: Cameron Woodward (1'-2-1'-X) 4+2; Seb Ulamek (2-1'-1-4^-2); 10+1 Piotr Swiderski (1-3-R-2) 6; Davey Watt (0-1-1-2) 4; Lewis Bridger (1-2-1-1) 5; Tyson Nelson (1-1'-0-0) 2+1; Richard Lawson (3-3-0-1-0) 7.
- Lakeside need four points to make the play-offs
That's it for tonight, but don't forget to buy your copy of the Adver for all the action and reaction from tonight's meeting.
We'll be back on Monday for the mouth watering semi-final clash with Poole. See you then.
Captain Hans Andersen was naturally pleased with his maximum this evening.
“It wasn’t bad, a good win and it looked a little more difficult earlier on because they put up a bit of a fight,” he said.
“I’m pretty pleased because it’s nice to have been able to go through the card, especially at home, and I’ve been going reasonably well all season although there’s been a few dips.
“I’m pretty happy and this is a great way to go into the play-offs, and I was pleased with how I rode.
“Peter lacks a bit of heat 15 experience because he goes through the card but then misses out in heat 15, but he will have his maximum soon.
“We are looking forward to the play-offs but then we start from scratch, but we are confident we can win.”
Robins boss Alun Rossiter was a releaved man to see Troy Batchelor was okay after his crash tonight.
"The track caught us out because it was a bit slick, and we need it a little bit more grippy for next week.
"Troy's was a nasty crash and I had visions it was a collarbone or a shoulder injury and I freaked, and he laughed at me for running over there.
"We made the play-offs, that's what we wanted to do."
As I'm sure you have seen already, the Robins have chosen to host Poole in the first leg of the Elite League play-off semi-finals next Monday.
Good win for the Robins in the end after an early scare. Stay tuned for some reaction.
9:20pm Mon 16 Sep 13
morris 1 says
Well done lads. We need to replace Birks for playoffs
Unless he's injured, they can't
Heat 15: Andersen, Ulamek, Kildemand, Lawson; 68.30 – 54-38
Andersen wins it from the gate for his max but Kildemand can’t pip Ulamek on the line for his max.
Andersen, Kildemand, Lawson and Ulamek for heat 15.
Heat 14: Morris, Watt, Lawson, Birks; 68.71 – 50-36
Great ride from Morris as he works his way from the back to the front to take a win.
So we should be set for Andersen and Kildemand to be chasing full maximums in heat 15.
Heat 13 (re-run): Andersen, Batchelor, Bridger, Woodward; 67.77 – 47-33
After being left sprawled on the track after being hit by Woodward the Aussie gets up and helps his side to another maximum.
Batch out for the re-run.
Batchelor's up on his feet, and hopefully his collarbone is intact. He looks a little dazed but not showing any real sign of anything.
Rosco has charged out to be with his rider, and Kildemand is on his way too, and it has to be said the Robins boss doesn't look happy.
Woodward takes out Batchelor in turn one of heat 13, and is excluded. Batch getting medical treatment but doesn't look great.
That's it now, Poole are in the play-offs. They will be here next week for the first leg of the semi-final.
Heat 12: Kildemand, Swiderski, Howarth, Nelson, 68.60 – 42-32
KIldemand goes wide in the first turn and picks up drive to take the lead, and the win, down the back straight.
Heat 11: Batchelor, Ulamek (tactical), Woodward, Birks; 67.86 – 38-30
Ulamek goes out in black and white but Batchelor forces his way through while Birks slips to the back.
Seb Ulamek going out in black and white in the next one.
RT @SpeedwayBIKERfm: At Monmore tonight.... #playoffsdecidedthen http://t.co/IvEYDCTNZU— @amitchellecho 16 September 2013
A bit of an interval now, but that's 10 heats so whatever happens now we will have a result.
Heat 10: Andersen, Kennett, Watt, Swiderski R; 68.46 – 35-25
The Robins take the max from the gate.
That's more like it from the Robins, that's surely Lakeside's hopes of a four point win gone.
Heat nine: Kildemand, Morris, Bridger, Nelson; 68.43 – 30-24
Kildemand finds real drive to go from last to first on the back straight, and despite a couple of sticky corners Morris does well to join him.
8:27pm Mon 16 Sep 13
Kennett should either pull his finger out or go!!!
I think he chose the first options
Heat eight: Kennett, Howarth, Ulamek, Lawson; 68.58 – 25-23
Great ride from both Robins as they secure the max from the first turn, with Kennett winning by half a straight.
The surface is looking pretty slippy this evening, especially around the inside of turns one and two.
Didn't expect things to be this close at this stage. Still along way to go.
Heat seven: Swiderski, Batchelor, Watt, Birks; 68.59 – 20-22
Birks has bike trouble in turn one but still finishes, but the inside line doesn’t work for Batchelor as Swiderski wins.
Heat six: Andersen, Bridger, Nelson, Kennett; 68.27 – 18-18
Andersen misses the start but cuts back to win.
Kildemand is going to end the night with a max, I promise.
Heat five: Kildemand, Woodward, Ulamek, Morris; 68.63 – 15-15
Another supreme performance from Kildemand earns a 3-3, but try as he might Morris can’t pass Ulamek.
Heat four: Lawson, Batchelor, Bridger, Howarth; 68.73 – 12-12
Lawson is the clear winner but the Robins let a shared heat slip as Batchelor passes his own man and forces Howarth wide which allows Bridger in.
Swindon ahead for the first time, and surely they will stay there now.
Heat three: Kildemand, Morris, Swiderski, Watt; 68.52 - 10-8
Kildemand gates and goes but Morris cuts back in turn one to join him for the 5-1.
Heat two: Lawson, Howarth, Nelson, Birks FX; 68.61 – 5-7
After Birks falls on his own Lawson wins the re-run.
And Birks is excluded.
Birks falls on turn one of lap two after chasing Lawson really well, and surely he's about to be excluded. Howarth did well to miss him.
Pretty simple for Hans there, who is not overly happy with the temperature out there.
Getting too cold for speedway ❄⛄ http://t.co/93uyTOhz6w— @Hansi_Andersen 16 September 2013
@AndyWarren_ with a full Robins side, for once, there is no chance of Lakeside making the play offs. 60-30 Robins. #adverspeedway— @STFC1969 16 September 2013
Heat one: Andersen, Ulamek, Woodward, Kennett; 67.39 – 3-3
Kennett slips down in turn one but gets up again to allow partner Andersen to go on and win the race.
Riders at the tapes for heat one.
Birmingham Brummies lead King's Lynn 4-2 after heat one. The Brummies just need a point to top the table.
7:36pm Mon 16 Sep 13
morris 1 says
Should have put the price at £10 all round - might have got a few more through the gate.
Parade done, and we're nearly ready to go.
The riders are out on parade, all still pretty subdued here.
We launched our Rider of the Year competition today, and you can find all the details by clicking on the picture below.
Back for the re-staging. #robins v #hammers. No rain, no accidents, please. Play-offs around corner. #adverspeedway http://t.co/Ad54lTGYM7— @redmonster53 16 September 2013
It has to be said, the crowd is looking awful.
If you've not seen there are a couple of team changes today, with Kyle Howarth and Richard Lawson both becoming available to slot back into their teams after Workington's clash with Edinburgh.
KYLE HOWARTH AND RICHARD LAWSON
A bit later than normal, but we're nearly ready to go for the final regular season of the season. As long as the weather holds off that is.
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