LiveSPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins 47 Leicester Lions 43

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Summary

  • Swindon Robins 47 Leicester Lions 43
  • ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (0-1'-2'-TX) 3+2; Dakota North (1-2-3-3) 9; Nick Morris (2-2-3-0-1) 8; Simon Gustafsson (2-1'-2'-F) 5+2; Troy Batchelor (1'-2-1-2-3) 9+1; Nathan Greaves (F-FX-1) 1; Steve Worrall (3-1'-3-2'-0-3) 12+2.
  • LIONS: Jason Doyle (3-3-2'-3-R) 11+1; Sam Masters 2'-3-FX-1) 6+1; Mads Korneliussen (R-R-1-1) 2; Nicolai Klindt (3-3-3-2-2) 13; Krzystof Buczkowski (3-0-X-1) 4; James Sarjeant (2-1-2-FX-1) 6; Max Clegg (1'-0-R) 1+1.

10:29pm

That's it for this evening, but remember to pick up your copy of the Adver tomorrow for all the action and reaction from tonight's meeting.

See you at Belle Vue on Monday

10:28pm

10:27pm

The last word tonight goes to captain Troy Batchelor.

Swindon Advertiser: Clive Fisher interviews Troy Batchelor

"It was a tough one for us because they have some guys who go fast round here," he said.

"The track was difficult here and pretty bumpy, so I just tried to finish my races and pick up the points I could. You have to finish races to get points.

"In heat 15, when it counted, we got that job done and that's what counts."

10:25pm

Speaking to Kildemand after the meeting, he insisted he was okay after his big crash in heat 11 which saw him pull out of the meeting.

Swindon Advertiser: Robins' number one Peter Kildemand

PETER KILDEMAND

"I'm a bit sore but I'll be okay," he said.

"I hit my head a bit and I feel a bit second hand but I'm sure I'll be okay.

"I'm riding in Russia on Sunday and will have a rest on Saturday and I'm sure I'll be okay."

10:22pm

Some quick reaction before home time.

9:24pm

Reaction to come.

9:23pm

FINAL SCORE: Swindon Robins 47 Leicester Lions 43

9:20pm

Heat 15: Batchelor, Klindt, Morris, Doyle R; 68.12 – 4-2 (47-43)

Batch passes Klindt, who made the gate, coming into turn two of the second lap and the Robins win.

9:16pm

Shared heat wins it for the Robins.

9:13pm

Morris, Batchelor, Doyle, Klindt for heat 15. Robins off one and three
 

9:10pm

Heat 14: Worrall, Klindt, Sarjeant, Gustafsson F; 69.52 – 3-3 (43-41)

Gustafsson muscles out the Lions pair at the start but loses control by bend four. Fortunately, Worrall is at his best to hold off Klindt.

9:08pm

At tapes for heat 14

9:06pm

Big race this heat 14. Gustafsson needs to produce the goods against a fast-starting Klindt.

9:03pm

Heat 13: Doyle, Batchelor, Buczkowski, Worrall; 67.64 – 2-4 (40-38)

Kildemand missed the two minutes and is replaced by reserve Worrall, who can’t make an impact as Batch splits the Lions.

8:59pm

Kildemand misses the two minutes and is penalised. Worrall is going off the line, rather than PK off 15.

8:57pm

Heat 12: North, Worrall, Masters, Sarjeant; awarded – 5-1 (38-34)

Robins lead again thanks to two good gates, with the race eventually awarded after Sarjeant slips under the fence.

8:56pm

Sarjeant is under the fence and is excluded, heat 12 is going to be awarded as a 5-1 to the Robins.

8:52pm

Heat 11: Klindt, Doyle, Batchelor, Morris; 67.42 – 1-5 (33-33)

Another gate, another win from Klindt. This time Doyle joins him and we’re level again.

8:48pm

YOUR SAY

8:47pm

This one's still there for both sides, but you'd think the Robins would go on and win from here. You'd think.

8:41pm

Heat 10: North, Kildemand, Korneliussen, Buczkowski X; awarded – (32-28)

Kildemand and Buczkowski come together and both hit the deck hard, with the Pole excluded and the race awarded with North long gone.

8:36pm

Both riders are now up.

8:36pm

Big hit as Kildemand locks up and and is run into by Buczkowski. He seemed to hit something. Both riders down.

8:31pm

Heat nine: Worrall, Sarjeant, Greaves, Clegg R; 68.86 – 4-2 (27-27)

Greaves cuts up the inside of Clegg in turn one to pick up a well-deserved point.

8:28pm

Red lights on, all four back for heat nine.

8:25pm

Heat eight: Morris, Gustafsson, Korneliussen, Masters; awarded – 5-1 (23-25)

Korneliussen looks to have packed up as Masters hits the fence, and is excluded. Race awarded, with Mads still under power to pick up the last point.

8:16pm

Some tractors out on the track.

8:15pm

8:12pm

Heat seven:  Klindt, North, Worrall, Clegg; 68.08 – 3-3 (18-24)

Another lightning start from Klindt does for the Robins duo.

8:09pm

Clegg in for Sarjeant in this one

8:08pm

Heat six: Doyle, Morris, Gustafsson, Buczkowski; 67.14 – 3-3 (15-21)

Gustafsson is quick but can’t catch Doyle before ultimately dropping behind his teammate.

8:04pm

Red lights on at the start of heat six, with all four invited back.

8:01pm

Heat five: Klindt, Batchelor, Kildemand, Korneliussen; 67.33 – 3-3 (12-18)

A great gate from Nicolai wins it.

7:52pm

Heat four: Masters, Gustafsson, Sarjeant, Greaves FX; 67.86 – 2-4 (9-15)

After Greaves is excluded for hitting the fence, thanks to a big shunt from his teammate, Gustafsson can only finish second behind Masters.

7:47pm

Greaves knocked really wide by his own teammate Gustafsson and he's excluded after going down. Quickly up and kicking the air fence.

7:44pm

Heat three: Buczkowski, Morris, Batchelor, Korneliussen R; 67.55 – 3-3 (7-11)

Korneliussen retires which allows the Robins to snatch a share of the points.

7:40pm

Heat two: Worrall, Sarjeant, Clegg, Greaves F; 69.49 – 3-3 (4-8)

Both Robins make great starts, with Greaves leading by a distance before coming off alone in the final corner. So unlucky from the teenager.

7:35pm

Heat one: Doyle, Masters, North, Kildemand; 67.65 -  1-5 (1-5)

Kildemand makes a lighting gate but loses it and falls going into lap two, gifting a max to the visitors.

7:29pm

Parade done and we're heading on for heat one.

7:28pm

Jason Doyle, Mads Korneliussen and Nicolai Klindt are the former Robins in the Leicester side tonight.

Swindon Advertiser: Jason Doyle is an injury doubtSwindon Advertiser: Mads KorneliussenSwindon Advertiser: Former Robins' rider and now guest Nicolai Klindt

JASON DOYLE, MADS KORNELIUSSEN AND NICOLAI KLINDT

7:25pm

Lions have gates one and three for heat one.

7:24pm

Tonight's teams are coming round on parade.

ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (); Dakota North (); Nick Morris (); Simon Gustafsson (); Troy Batchelor (); Nathan Greaves (); Steve Worrall ().

LIONS: Jason Doyle (); Sam Masters (); Mads Korneliussen (); Nicolai Klindt (); Krzystof Buczkowski (); James Sargeant (); Max Clegg ().

7:21pm

Right, this should be a close one this evening between a full-strength Robins side and a Leicester team full of riders who know the track here.

7:17pm

Apologies for the late start, the sun is shining and I got carried away.

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9:34pm Thu 17 Jul 14

payner says...

A win is a win, but that is another point thrown away!! What is the mater with Kildemand?
A win is a win, but that is another point thrown away!! What is the mater with Kildemand? payner
  • Score: 0

9:54pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Wise man says...

Klldemand was leading by a mile in his first ride, until he hit the deck. Then he fell after tangling with Buczkowsk. He had a tough night, but had it not been for his fall in heat one, it may have been a lot different. Gustafsson, North and Worral saw us through, and Batchelor came good when it counted, and thank goodness he beat that German gater. Mads, had a terrible night too, don't forget.The main question has to be over the track, because with so many falls, and so many riders losing control, something must be badly wrong.
Klldemand was leading by a mile in his first ride, until he hit the deck. Then he fell after tangling with Buczkowsk. He had a tough night, but had it not been for his fall in heat one, it may have been a lot different. Gustafsson, North and Worral saw us through, and Batchelor came good when it counted, and thank goodness he beat that German gater. Mads, had a terrible night too, don't forget.The main question has to be over the track, because with so many falls, and so many riders losing control, something must be badly wrong. Wise man
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Thu 17 Jul 14

swindonbob says...

I know most teams are struggling at reserve and I don't want to be hard on Nathan Greaves as he has great potential, but his inexperience probably cost us maximum points both this week and against Poole. To throw away a maximum in heat 2 with all the hard work done was hard to take. I know Simon Gustafsson did exactly the same thing in heat 14 and our top heat leaders never really joined the party. Still feel it's a point lost.
I know most teams are struggling at reserve and I don't want to be hard on Nathan Greaves as he has great potential, but his inexperience probably cost us maximum points both this week and against Poole. To throw away a maximum in heat 2 with all the hard work done was hard to take. I know Simon Gustafsson did exactly the same thing in heat 14 and our top heat leaders never really joined the party. Still feel it's a point lost. swindonbob
  • Score: -2

6:53am Fri 18 Jul 14

longtermrobin says...

swindonbob wrote:
I know most teams are struggling at reserve and I don't want to be hard on Nathan Greaves as he has great potential, but his inexperience probably cost us maximum points both this week and against Poole. To throw away a maximum in heat 2 with all the hard work done was hard to take. I know Simon Gustafsson did exactly the same thing in heat 14 and our top heat leaders never really joined the party. Still feel it's a point lost.
I know most teams are struggling at reserve and I don't want to be hard on Nathan Greaves

Then how is applying more pressure on him going to help him?
[quote][p][bold]swindonbob[/bold] wrote: I know most teams are struggling at reserve and I don't want to be hard on Nathan Greaves as he has great potential, but his inexperience probably cost us maximum points both this week and against Poole. To throw away a maximum in heat 2 with all the hard work done was hard to take. I know Simon Gustafsson did exactly the same thing in heat 14 and our top heat leaders never really joined the party. Still feel it's a point lost.[/p][/quote]I know most teams are struggling at reserve and I don't want to be hard on Nathan Greaves Then how is applying more pressure on him going to help him? longtermrobin
  • Score: 2

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