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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Leicester Lions 45 Swindon Robins 47

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  • Leicester Lions 45 Swindon Robins 47
  • LIONS: Kenneth Hansen G (0-0-0^-2') 2', Simon Stead (1-3-3-3) 10, Rory Schlein G (3-4^-3-2'-2') 14+2, Ashley Birks G (1-0-0-0) 1, Krzysztof Buczkowski (1-1-3-3-3) 11, Josh Bates (3-0-2-0-2) 7, Max Clegg (0-0-0) 0.
  • ROBINS: Peter Kildemand R/R (SG 3-DN 1-SM 1-NM 0) 5, Dakota North (2'-3-1-2-1'-0) 9+2, Nick Morris (FX-2'-1'-2-R-1) 6+2, Simon Gustafsson (3-3-2-0-1) 9, Sam Masters G (2-3-1'-1-1) 8+1, Nathan Greaves (2-1'-1') 4+2, Steve Worrall (1'-2'-3-2-3) 11+2.
  • Peter Kildemand, Troy Batchelor, Nicolai Klindt, Jason Doyle and Mads Korneliussen all missing due to GP qualifying

9:46pm

Right, that's it from Leicester. What a night for the Robins, which you can relive over the next couple of days online as well as in Tapes-Up on Monday.

Night.

9:44pm

Stand-in skipper Nick Morris is rightly proud of his team and is a little shaken up following his crash in his first ride.

Swindon Advertiser: Robins' rider Nick Morris

NICK MORRIS

"It's a great win for us," he said. "There were two deplted sides here but it's good for us to win.

"I'm a bit beaten up but I'll be fine. I 180'd it going into the corner and got run over on my head and arm, but I'll be fine.

"I've got a week off now and I'll come back like it's a new season."

9:41pm

Peter Kildemand is through to the GP Challenge having scored nine in Gorican, but Troy Batchelor bows out after a tapes exclusion in his last ride leaves him on seven.

9:40pm

Just spoken to Robins boss Alun Rossiter who, despite obviously being pleased to have got the win, was frustrated not to have taken all the points.

Swindon Advertiser: Robins' boss Alun Rossiter

ALUN ROSSITER

"The boys did great tonight, they really did, we had a really depleted team and were missing out top two but everyone contributed.

"We need to stop fading at the end of meetings though, it's really frustrating and we need to stop it.

"Getting the win tonight was massive but it's something we need to address."

9:16pm

Reaction to come

9:15pm

FINAL SCORE: Leicester Lions 45 Swindon Robins 47

Three league points for the Robins

9:14pm

Heat 15: Buczkowski, Schlein, Morris, North; 61.87 – 5-1 (45-47)
Both Lions gate and hold the line. Just the three points for the Robins then, but still a good night..

9:08pm

Buczkowski, Schlein, Morris and North for heat 15.

9:03pm

Heat 14: Worrall, Bates, Gustafsson, Birks; 63.44 – 2-4 (40-46)
A masterful ride from Worrall gets him in front by turn three as Gustafsson passes Birks to secure the win.

8:58pm

Heat 13: Buczkowski, Hansen, Master, Morrs R; 62.12 – 5-1 (38-42)
Morris retires on the first lap.

8:54pm

Morris takes the final r/r ride

8:53pm

Heat 12: Stead, Worrall, North, Bates; 62.12 – 3-3 (33-41)
Worrall makes the gate but Stead rounds him in the first bend to win. North easily beats Bates for a 3-3.

8:49pm

Heat 11: Buczkowski, Schlein, Masters, Gustafsson; 61.37 – 5-1 (30-38)
The Lions come alive from the gate to take their first max. Masters runs into the side of Schlein on the second lap.

8:44pm

Masters takes his turn as the r/r in heat 11

8:42pm

Tractor still going round as we wait for heat 11.

8:40pm

Rosco's on the mic now talking about the World Cup, urging the Lions fans to travel to Norfolk to support Team GB.

8:33pm

What an odd decision that was, using Hansen rather than Steady in black and white.

8:31pm

Heat 10: Stead, Morris, Masters, Hansen (tac); 62.0 – 3-3 (25-37)
Stead wins for the Lions but tactical man Hansen is at the back.

8:28pm

Hansen takes the second tactical for the Lions

8:26pm

Heat nine: Worrall, Bates, Greaves, Clegg; 62.75 - 2-4 (22-34)
Worrall takes Bates coming out of turn four for the first time to take the win. Greaves beats Clegg again.

8:25pm

Second reserves heat coming up and, if it's a 3-3 or a Leicester advantage, the Lions won't have a chance to use their second tactical tonight.

8:25pm

Second reserves heat coming up and, if it's a 3-3 or a Leicester advantage, the Lions won't have a chance to use their second tactical tonight.

8:23pm

Heat eight: Schlein, North, Morris, Birks; 61.87 - 3-3 (20-30)
Schlein makes the gate but the Robins duo edge ahead of Birks to hold onto second and third.

8:20pm

We're back after a bit of an interval for heat eight. Schlein and Birks v North and Morris.

8:20pm

Well, well well. Bjarne's absence was certainly a blessing for the Robins but still didn't expect this.

8:10pm

Heat seven: Stead, Gustafsson, Greaves, Clegg; 61.62 - 3-3 (17-27)
Another victory from the gate, but Greaves looked fast ahead of Clegg.

8:06pm

Heat six:  Masters, Schlein (tac), North, Birks; 61.62 – 4-4 (14-24)
Masters makes the jump and, with little room to pass, tactical man Schlein can’t pass him. Great ride from the Aussie.

8:01pm

Schlein goes in black and white for Leicester in heat six while Dakota North goes in white as r/r.

8:01pm

This wasn't supposed to happen.

8:00pm

Heat five: Gustafsson, Morris, Buczkowski, Hansen; 61.0 – 1-5 (10-20)
Two more superb gates and another max!

7:57pm

Nick Morris is coming out for his second ride after that crash. Good to see.

7:55pm

Heat four: North, Worrall, Birks, Bates; 62.44 - 1-5 (9-15)
Two more good starts and it’s another Robins max.

7:48pm

Heat three: Schlein, Masters, Buczkowski, Morris FX; awarded – 4-2 (8-10)
Morris and Buczkowski come together, with the Robins skipper excluded. Both riders get medical attention but walk away. Race awarded.

7:46pm

After being looked at by the medics, Nick is up on his feet and walking back to the pits.

7:44pm

Big crash involving Morris and Buczkowski

7:41pm

Good ride from Greaves there, always in control.

7:40pm

Heat two: Bates, Greaves, Worrall, Clegg; 63.1 - 3-3 (4-8)
Robins trap second and third before Worrall drops to the back, but he works his way past Clegg well.

7:36pm

Heat one: Gustafsson, North, Stead, Hansen; 60.7 - 1-5 (1-5)
Gustafsson makes a really good start to get over Stead and is joined by North for a max. Great start.

7:32pm

Simon Gustafsson takes the first r/r ride.

7:30pm

Anyway, heat one is not far away.

7:30pm

That's it for the live video, apologies for the quality, the internet here is poor. Can't show racing either which is a shame.

7:29pm

Robins have won the toss and take gates one and three

7:29pm

Robins have won the toss and take gates one and three

7:27pm

Here come the Robins

7:26pm

7:26pm

Here come the riders for parade!

7:25pm

YOUR SAY

5:32pm Sat 21 Jun 14

lawnmower man says

absolute farce that this meeting is going ahead I hope that the Leicester fans don't turn up and watch this. I know I wouldn't pay any money to watch a meeting devoid of 5 top riders. gota blame the bspa for allowing this farce to go ahead in the first place

7:25pm

Nick Morris captains the Robins tonight in the absence of Batchelor, with (very) popular former Robin Simon Stead leading the hosts.

Swindon Advertiser: Robins' rider Nick MorrisSwindon Advertiser: Back on track: Simon Stead

SKIPPERS

7:23pm

We'll pick that up again for the parade. Not allowed to show the racing on there, even if the quality was good enough.

7:20pm

Just trying out the live video below. Quality isn't great but you get the point...

7:15pm

7:14pm

Also in the Leicester team tonight is Josh Bates, who was drafted by the Robins in the winter but released to allow him to ride for home club Sheffield. His grandfather part owns the club there.

Swindon Advertiser: Josh Bates, talking to Ashley Birks, has left the Robins

JOSH BATES

7:13pm

For the hosts, we have Kenneth Hansen, Rory Schlein and Ashley Birks.

7:09pm

In their place, the Robins will be running rider replacement for Kildemand and Aussie Sam Masters in place of Batch.

Swindon Advertiser: Sam Masters. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

SAM MASTERS

7:06pm

As I'm sure you all know by now, we are without five riders tonight due to their participation in GP qualifying. They are Peter Kildemand, Troy Batchelor, Jason Doyle, Mads Korneliussen and Nicolai Klindt.

Swindon Advertiser: Robins' number one Peter KildemandSwindon Advertiser: Troy BatchelorSwindon Advertiser: Jason Doyle is an injury doubtSwindon Advertiser: Confident: Mads KorneliussenSwindon Advertiser: Former Robins' rider and now guest Nicolai Klindt

7:03pm

Bikes are warming up and there's less than half an hour before the start of the meeting.

7:03pm

For those who have not been here before, this track is in the middle of a park and is pretty secluded. There's a wooden fence all the way around the outside of it, with two makeshift stands on the home straight and one more permanent one on the back straight.

7:01pm

Good evening one and all and welcome to Beaumont Park for tonight's meeting between the Robins and Leicester.

2:06pm

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5:32pm Sat 21 Jun 14

lawnmower man says...

absolute farce that this meeting is going ahead I hope that the Leicester fans don't turn up and watch this. I know I wouldn't pay any money to watch a meeting devoid of 5 top riders. gota blame the bspa for allowing this farce to go ahead in the first place
absolute farce that this meeting is going ahead I hope that the Leicester fans don't turn up and watch this. I know I wouldn't pay any money to watch a meeting devoid of 5 top riders. gota blame the bspa for allowing this farce to go ahead in the first place lawnmower man
  • Score: -1

9:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

morris 1 says...

Well done lads, to come away with 3 points under the circumstances is brilliant. A good all round effort.
Well done lads, to come away with 3 points under the circumstances is brilliant. A good all round effort. morris 1
  • Score: 5

10:08pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Bristols says...

morris 1 wrote:
Well done lads, to come away with 3 points under the circumstances is brilliant. A good all round effort.
Good guest in Sam Masters too ! Well done the "Patched up Robins" A win is a Win especially when it is unexpected !! Nice One !!!
[quote][p][bold]morris 1[/bold] wrote: Well done lads, to come away with 3 points under the circumstances is brilliant. A good all round effort.[/p][/quote]Good guest in Sam Masters too ! Well done the "Patched up Robins" A win is a Win especially when it is unexpected !! Nice One !!! Bristols
  • Score: 2

9:48pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Di kanny oh says...

Amazing win by the rest of the depleted Swindon boys and obviously rammed it back up Leicesters management who surely have damaged the fragile fanbase of speedway yet again with their desperate antics. Boy does this sport need some major surgery this winter and hope the clowns running the show wake up and smell the coffee, Monday nights only for Elite clubs, stop this farce of guest riders and lets have top 7 rider teams even if it may have to feature a couple of brits in each team which would be good for England. Lets have a better points limit of say 43/44 so teams can be better equipped and get rid of this tactical double points and go back to bringing in a tactical rider when 10 points down. Riding on a same evening is paramount to stopping this guest farce and will attract more top riders to our top league for sure.
Amazing win by the rest of the depleted Swindon boys and obviously rammed it back up Leicesters management who surely have damaged the fragile fanbase of speedway yet again with their desperate antics. Boy does this sport need some major surgery this winter and hope the clowns running the show wake up and smell the coffee, Monday nights only for Elite clubs, stop this farce of guest riders and lets have top 7 rider teams even if it may have to feature a couple of brits in each team which would be good for England. Lets have a better points limit of say 43/44 so teams can be better equipped and get rid of this tactical double points and go back to bringing in a tactical rider when 10 points down. Riding on a same evening is paramount to stopping this guest farce and will attract more top riders to our top league for sure. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 1

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