LiveSPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins 46 Poole Pirates 43

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  • Swindon Robins 46 Poole Pirates 43
  • SWINDON: Peter Kildemand (2-2'-1-0) 5+1, Dakota North (1'-3-R-3) 7+1, Nick Morris (FX-1-1-1') 3+1, Simon Gustafsson (2-3-3-3-0) 11, Troy Batchelor (3-3-2-2-2) 12, Nathan Greaves (R-R-R) 0, Steve Worrall (R-2'-3-2'-1) 8+2.
  • POOLE: Darcy Ward (3-0-3-3-3) 12, Josh Grajczonek (0-3-2-0) 5, Przemyslaw Pawlicki (1'-0-0-3) 4+1, Vaclav Milik (1-1-0-2) 4, Maciej Janowski (2-2-2'-1-1) 8+1, Kyle Newman (3-1-2-1-0) 7, Brendan Johnson (2'-0-1) 3+1.
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10:33pm

That's it for tonight I'm afraid, but don't forget to pick up tomorrow's Adver for a full report and reaction from tonight's meeting.

10:32pm

Captain Troy Batchelor’s attention now turns towards tomorrow’s British GP in Cardiff, and the Aussie is pleased to be going into round seven on the back of a good win over the Pirates.

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“We knew it would be tough and they have guys in their team who can really pedal on their day, but we got the win we needed,” he said.

“In our last meeting (against King’s Lynn) we started bad and finished strong like we did tonight, although it’s been the other way for most of the season, but we’re getting things right.

“Poole were tough and rode good so we have to be happy to get the win.”
 

9:27pm

Reaction to come.

9:27pm

FINAL SCORE: ROBINS 46 PIRATES 43

9:25pm

Heat 15: Ward Batchelor, Janowski, Gustafsson; 67.05 – 2-4 (46-43)
Ward produces another stunning move to round Batchelor and secure a point for his side.

9:20pm

Batchelor, Gustafsson, Ward, Janowski for heat 15.

9:18pm

Heat 14: Gustafsson, Milik, Worrall, Newman; 68.22 - 4-2 (44-39)
Gustafsson rounds the lot in the first corner while Worrall backs him up in third to secure the win.

9:14pm

Classic Ward as he winds it on to round Batchelor in the final corner, great to watch.

9:12pm

Heat 13: Ward, Batchelor, Janowski, Kildemand; 67.14 - 2-4 (40-37)
With Kildemand nowhere to be seen, Batchelor does really well to hold off the Poole pair before Ward passes on the run to the line.

9:04pm

Simon Gustafsson is getting told off by the ref for coming out to have a look at the starting gates.

9:03pm

It's all four back. Kildemand fine but Janowski's getting treatment.

9:02pm

Red lights on as Kildemand and Janowski hit the deck in turn one of heat 13

9:00pm

Heat 12: North, Worrall, Newman, Grajczonek; 67.67 - 5-1 (38-33)
The two Robins exit the first corner ahead and hold on for a max.

8:56pm

Worrall and Newman in for Greaves and Johnson in heat 12.

8:55pm

Heat 11: Ward, Batchelor, Morris, Milik; 67.05 – 3-3 (33-32)
Masterful gate from Ward wins it by a straight but the Robins settle in for a shared heat.

8:45pm

Amarillo is being played over the speakers here. Get it off.

8:43pm

The tractors are having a long old go during this grading break.

8:34pm

Well, it could, they could be level, but you know what I mean.

8:34pm

Couldn't be closer at the interval

8:30pm

Heat 10: Pawlicki, Janowski, Kildemand, North; 67.02 - 1- 5 (30-29)
Pirates take it from the gate despite Kildemand giving it everything.

8:28pm

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon's Nathan Greaves

I guess it would be pretty easy to be criticial of Greaves this evening, and yes all his retirements seem to be of his own doing, but he's racing and pushing hard. Would rather that than tootling away the back.

8:26pm

Heat nine: Worrall, Newman, Johnson, Greaves R; 67.43 - 3-3 (29-24)
Robins are on a max but Greaves locks up and retires.

8:22pm

Johnson is left standing at the start and the red lights are on. All four back. Not sure what happened there. Newman warned to stay still.

8:19pm

Heat eight: Gustafsson, Grajczonek, Morris, Pawlicki; 66.37 - 4-2 (26-21)
Gustafsson is in a world of his own at the front as Morris does well to pass Pawlikci.

8:15pm

They certainly needed to, and they did!

8:15pm

8:14pm

A quick turnaround in this one as we welcome the tractors for the second time, but still a long way to go.

8:08pm

Heat seven: North, Worrall, Milik, Newman;  67.61 -5-1 (22-19)
Both Robins do it from the gate.

8:05pm

Brendan Johnson back in for the visitors in place of Newman.

8:04pm

Heat six: Gustafsson, Janowksi, Morris, Ward; 65.83 - 4-2 (17-18)
Sensational from Gustafsson as he uses every inch of the track to round Janoswki. Ward has mechanical issues at the back.

8:00pm

Heat five: Batchelor, Kildemand, Milik, Pawlicki; 66.58 - 5-1 (13-16)
Batch makes a great gate to win and, after snaking to the first corner and passing Pawlicki, Kildemand hunts down Milik.

7:51pm

Bit of track grading so there's time for Rosco to knock a bit of sense into the Robins.

7:47pm

Heat four: Grajczonek, Gustafsson, Newman, Greaves F; 66.23 – 2-4 (8-15)
Another fall for Greaves as he spins alone while leading Newman and narrowly avoids taking out the Poole man. Grajczonek wins from the gate.

7:45pm

Newman in for Johnson in heat four

7:43pm

Heat three: Batchelor, Janoswki, Pawlicki, Morris FX; awarded – 3-3 (6-11)
Great heat, with first Batchelor and then Morris cutting back to slice their way through. However, Morris pushes too hard and takes out Janowski, with the race awarded.

7:42pm

Morris pushes for too hard in pursuit of Janowski and is excluded.

7:38pm

Oh dear

7:38pm

Heat two: Newman, Johnson, Worrall R, Greaves FR; 69.11 - 0-5 (3-8)
Greaves falls alone in turn one before Worrall loses power in a disastrous heat for Swindon.

7:33pm

Heat one: Ward, Kildemand, North, Grajczonek; 65.05 - 3-3 (3-3)
Both Robins miss the start but Kildemand cuts back in turn one to come under Grajczonek, also allowing North through, but he can’t catch Ward.

7:30pm

Should be a really close match this evening, between two very evenly matched sides. At the tapes for heat one.

7:27pm

Former world champion Jason Crump is also here this evening, taking in the action before moving on to Cardiff to work for Eurosport.

Swindon Advertiser: Jason Crump

JASON CRUMP

7:26pm

Introductions done and the riders are on an exploratory lap, or two.

7:25pm

Former Birmingham boss Phil Morris takes Middlo's place, by the way.

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PHIL MORRIS

7:24pm

Batch wins the toss and takes the choice of gates for heat 15

7:24pm

Both teams are at full strength this evening, although the Pirates are without team boss Neil Middleditch who I believe is at his 50th birthday party. No invite for Rosco, it seems.

Swindon Advertiser: Poole boss Neil Middleditch, left, with Swindon counterpart Alun Rossiter

7:21pm

Here comes the parade truck, as the crowd keeps on coming in.

7:18pm

Sorry for the slightly delayed start, but we're ready to go.

5:48pm

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11:05pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

Very puzzled why Nathan Grieves was not out practicing after the meeting this kid needs it and I do not understand why Roscoe or even one of the riders was not out with the lad after the meeting. Its quite obvious the kid has talent and was in good positions in each race when he looked to be locking up too hard and came off three times but does anyone at the club actually care? I just don't know what is going on at the club and Kildemand who oozes talent obviously has better engines abroad than he is riding here and has been poor for many weeks yet Roscoe does nothing. Morris is another that is all at see and struggling with the track and equipment but we do know he has spent a fortune on changes to his bikes yet he seems to be no further forward. Dakota North rode very well tonight and deserved more but at least this should shut some of his critics up and 7 paid 8 when on a 4.31 average is very good in my book. Batch was excellent again and Steve and Simon very consistent and keeping the team together at the moment. I think Simon clocked his fastest time of the season in heat 6 with 65.8. Come on Roscoe give the young lad Grieves some track time as he has the speed now and just needs help with the track craft.
Very puzzled why Nathan Grieves was not out practicing after the meeting this kid needs it and I do not understand why Roscoe or even one of the riders was not out with the lad after the meeting. Its quite obvious the kid has talent and was in good positions in each race when he looked to be locking up too hard and came off three times but does anyone at the club actually care? I just don't know what is going on at the club and Kildemand who oozes talent obviously has better engines abroad than he is riding here and has been poor for many weeks yet Roscoe does nothing. Morris is another that is all at see and struggling with the track and equipment but we do know he has spent a fortune on changes to his bikes yet he seems to be no further forward. Dakota North rode very well tonight and deserved more but at least this should shut some of his critics up and 7 paid 8 when on a 4.31 average is very good in my book. Batch was excellent again and Steve and Simon very consistent and keeping the team together at the moment. I think Simon clocked his fastest time of the season in heat 6 with 65.8. Come on Roscoe give the young lad Grieves some track time as he has the speed now and just needs help with the track craft. Di kanny oh
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