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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Lakeside Hammers v Swindon Robins

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  • Swindon Robins visit Lakeside Hammers in the Elite League.
  • The Robins are searching for their first win on the road this season.
  • Bjarne Pedersen comes in for Troy Batchelor and Benji Compton replaces Steve Worrall.

9:48pm

Heat 15: Kildemand (3, 59.5), Bridger (2), Morris (1), Watts (R).#

Hammers win 56-38

9:44pm

Kildemand and Morris go for the Robins in the final heat

9:40pm

Heat 14 (re-run): Bech (3, 60.4), Gustafsson (2), Greenwood (1’), Ellis (FX).

Hammers 54, Robins 34

9:31pm

Ellis is up and walking away from the track

9:28pm

Hammers’ Ellis has taken a heavy fall in lap two of heat 14.

9:24pm

Heat 13: Kildemand (3, 59.8), Bridger (2), Karlsson (1’), Pedersen (0).

Hammers 51, Robins 31

9:19pm

Heat 12: Lawson (3, 60.5), Morley (2’), Greenwood (1), North (R).

Hammers 48, Robins 28

9:14pm

Heat 11: Watt (3, 59.2), Bridger (2’), Kildemand (1), Gustafsson (0).

Hammers 43, Robins 27

9:11pm

Compton has been withdrawn from the meet due to the hand injury sustained in heat 2

9:11pm

Heat 10: Karlsson (3, 59.9), Morris (4^), Pedersen (1’), Lawson (0).

Hammers 38, Robins 26

9:00pm

Heat 9: Ellis (3, 61.0), Morley (2’), Greenwood (1), Compton (R).

Hammers 35, Robins 21

8:56pm

Heat 8: Watt (3, 59.5), Morris (2), North (1’), Bech (0).

Hammers 30, Robins 20

8:51pm

Heat 7: Gustafsson (3, 60.0), Lawson (2), Greenwood (1), Ellis (R).

Hammers 26, Robins 17

8:48pm

Heat 6 (re-run): Kildemand (6^, 59.7), Bech (2), Watt (1’), Pedersen (0).

Hammers 25, Robins 13

8:40pm

Kildemand goes for a tactical ride in heat 6

8:34pm

Heat 5: Karlsson (3, 59.8), Morris (2), Bridger (1), Gustafsson (0).

Hammers 22, Robins 7

8:29pm

Heat 4: Bech (3, 59.9), Bridger (2’), North (1), Compton (0).

Hammers 18, Robins 5

8:25pm

Heat 3 (re-run): Watt (3, 59.4), Bridger (2’), Pedersen (1), Morris (0).

Hammers 13, Robins 4

8:21pm

We have another re-run for heat 3

8:18pm

Heat 2 (re-run): Ellis (3, 60.8), Morley (2’), Compton (TX), Greenwood (0).

Hammers 8 Robins 3

8:16pm

Compton fails to make the tapes so the Hammers pair go it alone

8:14pm

Here come Compton, Ben Morley and Adam Ellis for the re-run of heat 2.

8:10pm

YOUR SAY

7:55pm Fri 25 Apr 14

gruntfuttocks says

the thing is Rovin Roin is that you appear to have put a lot more thought in this than the powers that be have done. and because your idea make sense it will probably never happen

8:08pm

Both Compton and Greenwood fell on bend 3 of the opening lap with the excluded.

Compton looks to have hurt his hand and is getting a bit of treatment before the re-run.

8:03pm

Heat 1: Kildemand (3, 59.2), Karlsson (2), Lawson (1’), North (0).

Hammers 3, Robins 3

7:58pm

Here come the riders for heat one

7:53pm

Robins have lost the toss and they will take gates 2 and 4

7:49pm

Here come the riders for the parade

7:45pm

There is quite a sparse crowd here at the Arena Essex. But the forecasted heavy showers for here didn't materialise, just a bit of light drizzle.

7:41pm

YOUR SAY

7:40pm

The Robins are looking for their first away win of the season, but it will be tough at Lakeside who have won all four of their home meets so far this term and are sitting pretty at the top of the Elite League.

7:38pm

Simon Gustafsson and Dan Greenwood will be looking for improved performances this evening after struggling in recent meets.

7:35pm

Tapes go up here at 8pm with the parade at 7.45pm

7:34pm

But with Batchelor away at the European GP, they will need a better performance from Pedersen than he showed for the Eagles last night.

7:34pm

The Robins are looking to make it two wins in two nights after their narrow 46-44 victory over Eastbourne Eagles was secured on the final heat.

7:33pm

YOUR SAY

6:41pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Rovin Robin says

As i have previously written that a close meeting such as this is a lot more exciting,i am not going to contradict myself.
OK i am probably going to make a complete screw up of this suggestion as i am not an expert of the SCB regulations.. It seems to me that a lot of supporters are getting fed up with the so called ELITE league and although i think it is a great idea to encourage the up and coming riders. Suddenly adding two riders to your team is too much .. "One" would have been a better idea..
I believe that currently a Team’s initial Declaration must include 5 Riders whose combined MA does not exceed 32.00 points..
Well doesn't that mean that if all the riders achieve their average it still leaves 13 points for the reserves ( from the British Speedway FTDP List ). in order for a draw to occur..
My idea would be for a declared team of 8 riders , Two from the ( British
Speedway FTDP List. ) With only one actually riding and the other ( on the books ) as a stand bye to cover for injury or unavailability.
Also the team Declaration should include 6 Riders whose combined MA does not exceed 42.00 points.
By strengthening the teams it would be more HONESTLY an ELITE league team . This is probably not the right forum to discuss this but it would be interesting to hear other peoples thoughts about it.
Long live Speedway!!!

7:32pm

TONIGHT'S TEAMS

LAKESIDE HAMMERS: Peter Karlsson, Richard Lawson, Davey Watt, Mikkel Bech, Lewis Bridger, Ben Morley, Adam Ellis.

SWINDON ROBINS: Peter Kildemand, Dakota North, Nick Morris, Simon Gustafsson, Bjarne Pedersen, Dan Greenwood, Benji Compton.

7:29pm

Good evening and welcome to Speedway Live as Swindon Robins take on Lakeside Hammers at the Arena Essex.

Robins are without captain Troy Batchelor for tonight's meet, as well as Steve Worrall.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon's Troy Batchelor

TROY BATCHELOR

Batchelor is replaced by Bjarne Pedersen, while Benji Compton comes in for Worrall.

6:28pm

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6:41pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Rovin Robin says...

As i have previously written that a close meeting such as this is a lot more exciting,i am not going to contradict myself.
OK i am probably going to make a complete screw up of this suggestion as i am not an expert of the SCB regulations.. It seems to me that a lot of supporters are getting fed up with the so called ELITE league and although i think it is a great idea to encourage the up and coming riders. Suddenly adding two riders to your team is too much .. "One" would have been a better idea..
I believe that currently a Team’s initial Declaration must include 5 Riders whose combined MA does not exceed 32.00 points..
Well doesn't that mean that if all the riders achieve their average it still leaves 13 points for the reserves ( from the British Speedway FTDP List ). in order for a draw to occur..
My idea would be for a declared team of 8 riders , Two from the ( British
Speedway FTDP List. ) With only one actually riding and the other ( on the books ) as a stand bye to cover for injury or unavailability.
Also the team Declaration should include 6 Riders whose combined MA does not exceed 42.00 points.
By strengthening the teams it would be more HONESTLY an ELITE league team . This is probably not the right forum to discuss this but it would be interesting to hear other peoples thoughts about it.
Long live Speedway!!!
As i have previously written that a close meeting such as this is a lot more exciting,i am not going to contradict myself. OK i am probably going to make a complete screw up of this suggestion as i am not an expert of the SCB regulations.. It seems to me that a lot of supporters are getting fed up with the so called ELITE league and although i think it is a great idea to encourage the up and coming riders. Suddenly adding two riders to your team is too much .. "One" would have been a better idea.. I believe that currently a Team’s initial Declaration must include 5 Riders whose combined MA does not exceed 32.00 points.. Well doesn't that mean that if all the riders achieve their average it still leaves 13 points for the reserves ( from the British Speedway FTDP List ). in order for a draw to occur.. My idea would be for a declared team of 8 riders , Two from the ( British Speedway FTDP List. ) With only one actually riding and the other ( on the books ) as a stand bye to cover for injury or unavailability. Also the team Declaration should include 6 Riders whose combined MA does not exceed 42.00 points. By strengthening the teams it would be more HONESTLY an ELITE league team . This is probably not the right forum to discuss this but it would be interesting to hear other peoples thoughts about it. Long live Speedway!!! Rovin Robin
  • Score: 6

7:55pm Fri 25 Apr 14

gruntfuttocks says...

the thing is Rovin Roin is that you appear to have put a lot more thought in this than the powers that be have done. and because your idea make sense it will probably never happen
the thing is Rovin Roin is that you appear to have put a lot more thought in this than the powers that be have done. and because your idea make sense it will probably never happen gruntfuttocks
  • Score: 2

7:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

gruntfuttocks says...

sorry about the b missing from your name. not very good at typing
sorry about the b missing from your name. not very good at typing gruntfuttocks
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Di kanny oh says...

In Reply to Rovin Robin I feel that bringing on these fast track Brits is certainly needed but in the Elite League?? Sorry but this has degraded the Elite League as much to say there is nothing Elite about it anymore and I felt that the Premier League wa the league to bring these kids through. What they could have done for the Elite league is state that two Brits have to ride at reserve and under a certain age but not young kids that are totally out of their depth. I personally want to see the worlds top riders and this is why I chose to see Elite League speedway but this season is a farce and not only are we now a development league for the young Brits but we have also lost some good riders which has diminished this league even further. I actually believe we have to bring the British kids through but I know many of the fans I stand with feel this has really been taken too far. Why are we bringing young kids through at the expense of riders like Josh Auty and Ashley Birks this surely is a contradiction to what was trying to be achieved. There does seem to be a vast difference in levels of these Fast track Brits and feel the system is very lop sided. This may well be the first time for years I will miss matches this season as I am far from happy at the product and paying £17 and £2 parking for a watered down product.
In Reply to Rovin Robin I feel that bringing on these fast track Brits is certainly needed but in the Elite League?? Sorry but this has degraded the Elite League as much to say there is nothing Elite about it anymore and I felt that the Premier League wa the league to bring these kids through. What they could have done for the Elite league is state that two Brits have to ride at reserve and under a certain age but not young kids that are totally out of their depth. I personally want to see the worlds top riders and this is why I chose to see Elite League speedway but this season is a farce and not only are we now a development league for the young Brits but we have also lost some good riders which has diminished this league even further. I actually believe we have to bring the British kids through but I know many of the fans I stand with feel this has really been taken too far. Why are we bringing young kids through at the expense of riders like Josh Auty and Ashley Birks this surely is a contradiction to what was trying to be achieved. There does seem to be a vast difference in levels of these Fast track Brits and feel the system is very lop sided. This may well be the first time for years I will miss matches this season as I am far from happy at the product and paying £17 and £2 parking for a watered down product. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 4

9:46pm Fri 25 Apr 14

speedwaytrucker says...

what happened to heat 5
what happened to heat 5 speedwaytrucker
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Di kanny oh says...

speedwaytrucker wrote:
what happened to heat 5
Its there, it came after heat 4
[quote][p][bold]speedwaytrucker[/bold] wrote: what happened to heat 5[/p][/quote]Its there, it came after heat 4 Di kanny oh
  • Score: 0

9:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

morris 1 says...

Should have read my comment yesterday and not bothered turning up - lambs to the slaughter. We cannot continue like this, team replacements needed, at this rate there will be no supporters. Will wait to see what the excuses are for tonight's performance, well done Kilderman.
Should have read my comment yesterday and not bothered turning up - lambs to the slaughter. We cannot continue like this, team replacements needed, at this rate there will be no supporters. Will wait to see what the excuses are for tonight's performance, well done Kilderman. morris 1
  • Score: 1

10:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Di kanny oh says...

What a flop Bjarne was especially after his 3 points last night at Blunsdon against us bet Roscoe is not happy after picking him. Killer got 16 of our points tonight but again this new fast track rider system is severely flawed. 9 points yet again to make up from the reserve birth makes it virtually impossible when two of our top five score just 4 points what a joke.
What a flop Bjarne was especially after his 3 points last night at Blunsdon against us bet Roscoe is not happy after picking him. Killer got 16 of our points tonight but again this new fast track rider system is severely flawed. 9 points yet again to make up from the reserve birth makes it virtually impossible when two of our top five score just 4 points what a joke. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

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