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SPEEDWAY: Rosco admits 'best team won'
ALUN Rossiter admitted his Robins were beaten by the better side after Poole overturned a 10 point deficit to end their reign as Elite League champions in dramatic fashion last night.
The Pirates started and finished the evening strongly to win the meeting 55-38 and triumph 97-90 on aggregate, on a night where the Robins only managed four race winners before their fate was finally sealed with back to back 5-1s in heats 13 and 14.
Speaking immediately after the meeting Rossiter admitted he had been left numb by the loss, but accepted his side were beaten by the better team on the night.
“I’m gutted and a bit numb, but we were beaten by the better side on the night,” he said.
“I wouldn’t say they were the better side over the season, but on the night they deserved it.
“Four race winners was not good enough, nowhere near enough, and they seemed to want it more.
“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.
“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.”
Poole will now face Birmingham in the final after the Brummies beat Wolves in last night’s other semi-final.
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