This live event has finished
- Eastbourne Eagles 53 Swindon Robins 40
- EAGLES: Bjarne Pedersen (3-2'-2-2'-3) 12+2; Timo Lahti (1-3-1'-2) 7+1; Cam Woodward (2-1-2'-3) 8+1; Joonas Kylmakorpi (3-3-3-2-1) 12; Mikkel Michelsen (0-3-1-3) 7; Adam Ellis G (2-1'-2-0) 5; Danny Halsey (1'-0-0-1') 2+1.
- ROBINS: Davey Watt G (0-0-2-1) 3; Dakota North (2-2-1-1-2) 8; Simon Gustafsson (3-1-0-0) 4; Nick Morris (0-2-FX-0) 2; Troy Batchelor (1-2-6^-R-0) 9; Steve Worrall (3-1'-3-3-3) 13+1 ; Nathan Greaves (0-0-1) 1.
That's it for tonight, but the teams will do battle again at Blunsdon on Thursday.
Until then, goodnight.
While it was Steve Worrall who led the way with 13+1, Dakota North also enjoyed a pleasing evening.
"I think the weather played a part with the track because they didn't do much to it as they thought it would rain, so it was hard to pass," he said.
"It's not a place the boys like going all that much but we didn't really make the starts, and if you do that you would be at the back.
"Eastbourne is Eastgbourne so we just need to concentrate and ride at home like we know we can."
Eastbourne skipper Cam Woodward was pleased with his side's win, on what he always anticipated would be a tricky night.
"It's good for us because so many of us were able to contribute, which was great," he said.
"We always thought Swindon would be hard and I was pretty worried about it to be honest, because they have some riders who can be dangerous around here.
"But we got the win, which was vitally important and we move on to Thursday night now."
Sorry for the delay, been driving around Sussex looking for some internet reception.
Some reaction from Robins' boss Alun Rossiter now.
“Steve was absolutely outstanding and Dak rode very well, but we carried a few too many passengers," he said.
“There was barely a passing move all night and we just weren’t quite quick enough from the gate on a lot of occasions.
“We’re involved in a four-team fight for the last two places in the play-offs and we certainly need to up our game, starting by taking all three points against Eastbourne on Thursday.”
FINAL SCORE: Eastbourne 53 Swindon 40
Heat 15: Pedersen, Noirth, Kylmakorpi, Batchelor; 58.2 4-2 - (53-40)
Pedersen wins by half a straight.
Pedersen, Kylmakorpi, Batchelor, North for heat 15. Eastbourne off one and three.
That's all the points secure for Eastbourne.
Heat 14: Worrall, Kylmakorpi, Halsey, Morris; 59.5 – 3-3 (49-38)
Great ride from Worrall wins it, but a 4-2 goes begging as Morris’s front wheel hits the curb in the final corner, and he falls to lose third place to Halsey.
Heat 13: Michelsen, Pedersen, Watt, Batchelor R: 59.1 – 5-1 (46-35)
Watt slips while second, gifting the hosts a maximum as Batchelor retires.
We're still going out for heat 13 after the shower passed
Here comes the rain
Heat 12: Worrall, Lahti, North, Ellis; 58.9 – 2-4 (41-34)
Worrall takes a decent scalp with a tough first corner win over Lahti.
Worrall in for Greaves.
Heat 11: Woodward, Watt, Michelsen, Morris FX; 58.6 – 4-2 (39-30)
After Morris is excluded for coming off under a little pressure, Watt charges through Michelsen but can’t catch Woodward.
Watt made the start and was clear at the front of that race. He'll need to do it again.
Morris hits a rut and goes over his handlebars it seems. He's excluded but up after a bit of treatment.
Back after the interval. Watt and Morris v Woodward and Michelsen in this one.
8:26pm Mon 11 Aug 14
Terrible choice of guest for PK - Lots have said it before, why oh why would Watt help the Robins defeat a play off contender who the Hammers would fancy beating in the play offs themselves ? Yes I know points make £'s but am sure the hammers would ensure Mr Watt is not out of pocket tonight.
Heat 10: Batchelor (tac), Pedersen, Lahti, Gustafsson; 58.0 – 6-3 (35-28)
Batchelor wins from the tapes but Gustafsson can’t back him up.
Red lights on before the start, with Gustafsson wearing the wrong helmet colour.
Batch going in black and white. Gustafsson his partner
Heat nine: Worrall, Ellis, Greaves, Halsey; 59.6 - 2-4 (32-22)
Superb start from Worrall wins it again, with Greaves taking advantage of Halsey locking up in turn one to take third.
Heat eight: Kylmakorpi, Woodward, North, Gustafsson; 58.1 – 5-1 (30-18)
Gate and go and the Eagles lead by 12.
Heat seven: Lahti, Morris, Worrall, Halsey; 59.2 – 3-3 (25-17)
Great ride from Worrall to pass Halsey for third on lap two.
@AndyWarren_ ..bit daft expecting Watt to help us put his own team out of the play-offs... ..I suppose...— @MarkBlackmore33 11 August 2014
@AndyWarren_ maybe I was wrong about watt ,,!!! #wrongmanforthejob— @robinsfan123 11 August 2014
Out for tractors #3
Heat six: Kylmakorpi, Batchelor, Woodward, Watt; 57.8 – 4-2 (22-14)
Kylmakorpi gets the better of Batchelor in their turn one tussle and takes the win. Watt nowhere.
7:45pm Mon 11 Aug 14
Poor choice of guest. Robins will be lucky to make it to 38.
Red lights on as Woodward slips off. All four back
Heat five: Michelsen, Pedersen, Gustafsson, Morris; 57.7 – 5-1 (18-12)
The Robins duo have no answer to the Eastbourne Danes from the gate.
Whenever Dugard comes out on his tractor (round two now going on) my internet drops out.
Heat four: Kylmakorpi, North, Ellis, Greaves; 58.4 – 4-2 (13-11)
Kylmakorpi gates and is gone, with Greaves briefly holding third before being passed on lap one.
Great ride from the Swede. He scored 15 last time he was here with the Robins.
Heat three: Gustafsson, Woodward, Batchelor Michelsen; 57.9 – 2-4 (9-9)
Rocket of a start for Gustafsson wins him the race, with Batchelor just able to keep the bike down on first back straight to take third.
Round one of the world tractor racing series has been and gone.
Heat two: Worrall, Ellis, Halsey, Greaves; 58.8 – 3-3 (7-5)
It’s third time lucky for Worrall as, after making the gate at the first two attempts of running the race, he wins from the start.
The second restart is because Nathan Greaves had his front wheel resting against the tapes as they went up
Another unsatisfactory start. Not sure why. Worrall made the gate again.
Halsey hits the deck after trying to sneak up the inside of Worrall exiting turn two, but in my opinion is a little lucky to be invited back.
Heat one: Pedersen, North, Lahti, Watt; 58.2 – 4-2 (4-2)
Pedersen makes the gate and wins. Watt pushes Lahti for three laps but no way through.
#adverspeedway tight with the Robins coming with a point:)— @tapesup1949 11 August 2014
No parade today, we're going straight into heat one it seems
Internet is worse than usual at Arlington so you might have to be patient for heat updates.
Cam Woodward wins the toss and takes the choice in heat 15. Troy takes one and three in the opener.
The Robins were almost without a team manager for the start of tonight's meeting, with Alun Rossiter stick in awful traffic on the M25. Here's here now though.
For the hosts, Adam Ellis is in for Lewis Blackbird who sadly broke his leg while riding in Denmark last Wednesday.
Watt is a former Eastbourne rider so should be a decent replacement.
Each team is without a rider due to injury this evening, with Davey Watt replacing Peter Kildemand after the Dane crashed in Poland yesterday. He's sitting things out this week.
It looks like it's been a wet day in Sussex but as I arrived, Bob Dugard was watering the track with a hose so it can't be that bad.
Perfect for tractor racing
The rain has passed and we're ready for some speedway