SPEEDWAY LIVE: Poole Pirates 55 Swindon Robins 38 - Poole win 97-90 on aggregate (From Swindon Advertiser)
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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Poole Pirates 55 Swindon Robins 38 - Poole win 97-90 on aggregate
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- Poole Pirates 55 Swindon Robins 38 after heat 15 (Poole win 97-90 on agg)
- POOLE PIRATES: Darcy Ward (3-3-2-2'-3) 13+1; Tomas H Jonasson (2'-1-1'-1'-2') 7+4; Greg Hancock (3-3-3-3-1) 13; r/r for Rohan Tungate; Maciej Janowski (0-3-2-3) 8; Josh Grajczonek (2-2'-3-0-2-FX-3) 12+1; Micky Dyer (0-T-0-1-1) 2.
- SWINDON ROBINS: Hans Andersen (0-2-3-1) 6; Nick Morris (1-1'-3-1-0) 6+1; Peter Kildemand (FX-1'-6^-2-2) 11; Edward Kennett (1-2-0-1) 4; Troy Batchelor (1'-2-2-0) 5+1; Kyle Howarth (3-2-0-0-0) 5; Lewis Kerr (1-0-0) 1.
- Robins lead by 10 after the first leg
RT @AJROSCO: You win some you loose some ,beaten by the better team on the night , one thing for sure it will make me stronger congrats pir…— @AndyWarren_ 30 September 2013
So, that's it for Speedway Live this evening and indeed for the season.
You can read a full report on tonight's meeting in tomorrow's paper and the fallout for the rest of the week.
10:31pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Captain Roo says
Is this sport about winning? To nearly all it is, so to reiterate a home defeat to Lakeside would see us riding Birmingham to retain the title. This would have been an almost certainty, taking on Poole was always going to be dodgy. Many could see this - why not you Rosco?
Four heat winners is just not good enough!
Captain Hans Andersen admitted his hand and wrist injuries hampered him tonight, but refused to use it as an excuse.
"It's a very flat feeling at the moment and I'm pretty peed off," he said.
"I was carrying an injury from the big crash I had yesterday and I tried my best because Rosco said there was no guest available, but my fingers and wrist meant my reflex was poor and I couldn't drop the clutch as quick as normal.
"That's no excuse, because I think the whole team really let itself down."
I've spoken to a very flat Alun Rossiter after tonight's loss, and you can hear more from the Robins boss in tomorrow's paper.
“We were hanging in there and scrapping around and it would be easy to make excuses, but I won’t do that because you should lose with dignity," he said.
“I’ve been in this situation and you need to take it when you lose, and that’s what I’ll do.
“Poole have some superb riders and I’m not going to pick holes in anybody, it’s not the time, because we are all feeling flat.”
A sad end to a spectacular season. Reaction to follow once newspaper deadlines have been hit.
Heat 15: Ward, Kildemand, Hancock, Morris; 60.12 – 55-38 (97-90)
Ward wins from the tapes as Kildemand rides the fence to pass Hancock, but it matters not.
10:15pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Di kanny oh says
Should have rode the away leg first me thinks. Poole deserved the win tonight far better than us. Some riders will not be back next season thank god lets get Jason Doyle back.
Robins need a very unlikely 5-0.
10:11pm Mon 30 Sep 13
morris 1 says
Well Poole was certainly up for this tonight, by far the better team.
Shame our number one rider could not ride like he did last night, you really let us down tonight Hans.
Rosco you showed no encouragement tonight can't believe we went there with a 10 point lead and lost.
To wrap it up we were totally crap. Glad I didn't go, I would be asking you to reimburse my entrance fee and travelling expenses.
What a total let down
What a final to look forward to.
Hancock, Ward, Morris, Kildemand for heat 15. Andersen has gone to get changed.
Heat 14: Grajczonek, Jonasson, Kennett, Howarth; 61.69 – 51-36 (93-88)
Two great gates do it again, and the Pirates are all but there.
A Poole 5-1 ends it.
Here we go then, a 5-1 ends it, while a Robins heat advantage would flip things on their head once again.
10:01pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Di kanny oh says
That's the end for us worst result possible with a certain 5-1 against in heat 15. Shame that we started badly and made too many mistakes and its a tall order now.
Heat 13: Janowski, Ward, Andersen, Batchelor; 60.69 – 46-35 (88-87)
Pirates take it from the gate, and lead the tie for the first time this evening.
Come on @SwindonSpeedway— @ashley_birks 30 September 2013
What a meeting this is. I still can't decide which way I think it will go.
Heat 12: Hancock, Kildemand, Dyer, Howarth; 61.00 – 41-34 (83-86)
Both Pirates gate but Hancock has Dyer by turn four and sets about Hancock. He almost gets the better of the American, but falls short and does well to stay on his bike after lifting on the run to the line.
Andersen steams past Grajczonek and the Aussie falls and is excluded. Andersen wins the re-run from a tough first corner, and Morris looked to have passed Janowski before lifting and just losing second.
@AndyWarren_ didn't touch him at all from any angle!!— @Viv_Hansford 30 September 2013
@AndyWarren_ Right decision. Hans was way in front when Josh fell— @TanyaAmott 30 September 2013
@AndyWarren_ commentator thought so but didn't look like contact to me— @fatbury 30 September 2013
Andersen, to me, had his elbows in Grajczonek all the way down the back straight.
Grajczonek hits the deck and is excluded. I think the Robins got a little lucky there. Anyone with a replay say any different?
9:10pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Captain Roo says
Lets go back to the Lakeside meeting: We new this could happen. Wrong call Rosco should have stuck up Matt Ford then.
9:23pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Didn't think that PK in as a tactical would work, proved me wrong.......but where was Kennett,,,,,,,AGAIN.
9:25pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Di kanny oh says
Did I hear the Poole fans booing Killer because he just thrashed Ward on his own track dear oh dear not very sporting down there are they.
I think it was more down to the fact he stayed down in heat three. Don't worry about him though, he loves it.
That could be huge from Kildemand, but there is still plenty of work to do. Both sides can still win this for sure.
Heat 10: Kildemand (black and white), Ward, Jonasson, Kennett; 59.72 – 35-28 (77-80)
Kildemand goes in black and white and when Ward misses the gate he charges off gate four for the victory.
Kildemand is set to go in black and white. Big moment.
An now we're in tactical territory.
Heat nine: Hancock, Batchelor, Dyer, Kerr; 60.65 – 32-22 (74-74)
Hancock levels it up with a win, and although Batchelor slows up to try and get Kerr past Dyer he can’t manage it.
Kerr in for Howarth, and Dyer in for Grajczonek.
Heat eight: Morris, Grajczonek, Jonasson, Howarth; 60.12 – 28-20 (70-72)
Morris rides one of the best heats you will see as he round both Pirates in turn one before slipping behind both. He then clattered through both Jonasson and Grajczonek’s handlebars to lead coming out of turn one lap two.
Morris wins heat eight, and that's a ridiculously good performance from the young Aussie.
Again I hope I'm wrong, but I can see the Pirates leading the tie after this heat. Jonasson and Grajczonek v Morris and Howarth.
Grajczonek in for Dyer again.
8:59pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Di kanny oh says
Looks like the event has got the better of our riders with some looking all at sorts. Killer looks shaken and Eddie making mistakes but with Poole strong in the last few heats I fear the worst.
I think the Robins could rue not taking a heat advantage there, a real chance.
Heat seven: Janowski, Kennett, Kildemand, Dyer; 59.91 – 25-17 (67-69)
Magic makes the start and it gone, with neither Robin able to do a thing about it.
And then the lead was only two. All very nervy stuff now.
Heat six: Ward, Batchelor, Jonasson, Kerr; 60.35 – 22-14 (64-66)
Two monster starts from the Pirates limit the Robins lead further, although Batchelor gets the better of Jonasson to limit the damage.
In fact it's Kerr who comes in for Howarth.
I fancy another heat advantage for the Pirates here. Ward and Jonasson v Batch and Howarth.
Heat five: Hancock, Andersen, Morris, Grajczonek; 60.15 – 18-12 (60-64)
Hancock gates and goes despite the best efforts of Andersen, but it’s all about Morris as he turns Grajczonek inside out before passing him in the final corner of lap three.
Hans is going off heat four, he hates gate four at Poole. Let's hope his wrist isn't hampering him too much.
8:29pm Mon 30 Sep 13
morris 1 says
What did Hans say no last places -well I think he should now start to practice what he preaches. Now Hans start encouraging the lads we need to win this not just attend the meeting, you all have had the first race, get the bikes set up to the track and show Poole how it is done
All getting pretty nervy here, the Pirates fans know the comeback is well and truly on.
Grajczonek will take his fourth ride on the trot for r/r in the next one.
Heat four (re-run): Grajczonek, Howarth, Batchelor, Janowski; 60.10 – 15-9 (57-61)
After replacing tape-toucher Dyer it’s Grajczonek who takes victory, while Batchelor keeps Janowski out of it at the back.
Dyer touches the tapes and is excluded, and Grajczonek is in to replace him.
Howarth in for Kerr
Heat three (re-run): Hancock, Grajczonek, Kennett, Kildemand FX; 59.78 – 12-16 (54-58)
After Kildemand crashes out and is excluded, Kennett finds every bump in the track and is passed by Grajczonek.
Eejit— @garypatchett 30 September 2013
The Robins' Dane just went in too hot there, as he has many times before. Kennett has a big job on in the re-run.
Kildemand is rightly excluded.
Kildemand spins in pursuit of Hancock and hits the fence, and stays down. Crowd 'chant cheat cheat'.
Grajczonek takes the r/r for Tungate in heat three.
And here's another wait as there's a crash at Birmingham. It's going to be a long night.
Great ride from Howarth, but also from Kerr. He looked like he had made it all the way round the two Pirates in turn one but just missed out and then looked very fast.
Heat two: Howarth, Grajczonek, Kerr, Dyer; 60.66 – 7-5 (49-57)
Howarth makes the start and does really well to fend off Josh Grajczonek, while Kerr looks really quick as he gets the better of Dyer.
This wait between heats is silly.
7:56pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Di kanny oh says
Hans has quite a swollen left hand could be regretting riding may be. What a time to get an injury and in the last race last night. Wonder if a guest or RR would have been better.
I think it's his wrist which is causing him more bother. Really unfortunate.
Andersen looked worryingly slow there, still struggling with his hand?
Well, well, well, we have a real battle on now. The Robins lead instantly cut to six.
Heat one: Ward, Jonasson, Morris, Andersen; 59.35- 5-1 (47-53)
Jonasson makes a huge start and Ward makes it off for to join him in turn one to take the lead and eventually pull four points back.
Pirates on a 5-1
Apparently Edward Morris is riding for the Robins tonight...
Riders out on track for heat one, and we're nearly ready to go.
Nerves are kicking in, come on @SwindonSpeedway! #swindon #poole #speedway #playoffs— @xxZoeLouxx 30 September 2013
Wishing @AJROSCO and the Swindon boys the best of luck #Playoffs 👊👊👊— @Simon_Stead 30 September 2013
Just a reminder that Lewis Kerr is in the Robins side tonight in place of Ashley Birks.
When I was down in the pits earlier Darcy Ward and the Pirates really weren't happy with the state of the Poole track, and it was promptly changed. Too slick apparently.
The Robins have won the toss and take one and three, and the Birmingham v Wolves match will be going first tonight.
Neil Middleditch is next on the microphone.
"Ten points is attainable but it's tough. We've had to battle to get here and it's an achievement, but now we're here we want more.
"We want to get back level early, and then we can see what's happening.
@AndyWarren_ 45-45— @MarkBlackmore33 30 September 2013
Rosco gets a boo when interviewed before the meeting.
"It's always a special place to come and a great atmosphere, and if it's booing or cheering it doesn't matter to me.
"I would rather be 10 up than 10 down, but there's no complacency on our part and it can all change after two races.
"The four boys who were here last year know what it's all about, and the other three know what it takes too.
A few spots of rain in the air, but nothing to worry about at all.
The Robins are out on parade here, with Kyle Howarth especially getting a few claps.
7:13pm Mon 30 Sep 13
Di kanny oh says
Hope Hans is OK what is it with this season and injuries, just seems to get worse. About time the powers that be have a serious look at the present bike set ups with the new silencers and it is a well known fact from sky presenters that the root cause is the unpredictable nature of these machines. Engines should breath not be stifled to stop the sound coming out. Good luck Robins lets hope its all ends safely for all those riders out there tonight.
Right, gremlins gone and we're ready to go. Parade in a few minutes.
A few technology gremlins striking again, will have them sorted soon and we will be back to normal.
Hans Andersen suffered a hand injury riding in Poland last night, but he is here and ready to race.
The Robins lead by 10 after last week's first leg, but will it be enough?
Here we go then! The Robins are looking to advance to the play-off final, but if they don't their season is over. Simple as that.
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