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- Swindon Robins 56 Eastbourne Eagles 36
- ROBINS: Hans Andersen G (3-2'-1-1) 7+1; Dakota North (1-3-3-3-0) 10; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-0-2) 4; Nick Morris (3-0-2-3) 8; Troy Batchelor (3-3-0-3-3) 12; Nathan Greaves (1-2'-1-2') 6+2; Jason Garrity G (3-1-3-2') 9+1.
- EAGLES: Bjarne Pedersen (2-2^-3-2-2) 11+1; Timo Lahti (0-1-3-1) 5; Cameron Woodward G (1'-0-1-0) 2+1; Joonas Kylmakorpi (1-2-2^-1) 6; Mikkel Michelsen (2-3-2-0-1') 8+1; Joe Jacobs G (2-0-2) 4; Danny Halsey (0-0-0-0-0) 0.
That's it for tonight, but I'll be back for Coventry on Monday.
Hope you can join me.
Reserve Nathan Greaves, who is fast becoming a fans' favourite, was understandably pleased with another good display.
"It's coming together for me and I'm getting consistent now which is great but I need to keep going.
"Tonight was a good win for us but I need to do it next week too."
Awesome 56-36 win for @SwindonSpeedway tonight. Whole team looked to be enjoying their racing. Keep 'em on it @AJROSCO #adverspeedway— @redmonster53 14 August 2014
The Robins will be without number one Peter Kildemand again next week, after the doctor ruled the Dane out for another week following his crash in Poland on Sunday.
Rosco is working on a guest.
9:46pm Thu 14 Aug 14
J.Wood wrote:But we did have DAK !!!! well done and congratulations the Rockin Robins. Nice One .
This will be interesting, no Kilderman or Worrall
Captain Troy Batchelor was pleased to see his side bounce back so strongly from their defeat at Eastbourne on Monday, and praised the performance of Dakota North.
"Dak was on fire today and there were a lot of positives," he said.
"We got whooped on Monday but we came back strong, we've got a busy month coming up so we just need to keep on rolling.
"It was a good night for me and hopefully I can keep that going after I get back from the GP for Monday night."
Reaction to come
FINAL SCORE: Robins 56 Eagles 36
Heat 15: Batchelor, Pedersen, Michelsen, North; 68.21 – 3-3 (56-36)
Batchelor is clear and gone as North just loses out in a really good battle at the back for the final point.
Batchelor, North, Michelsen, Pedersen for heat 15
Heat 14: Morris, Garrity, Kylmakorpi, Halsey; 69.57 - 5-1 (53-33)
All the points are secure as the Robins pair win from the gate.
Heat 13: Batchelor, Pedersen, Andersen, Michelsen; 68.05 – 4-2 (48-32)
Batchelor comes out on top in a tough turn one, with Hans initially with him before falling behind Pedersen.
Heat 12: North, Greaves, Lahti, Halsey; 67.90 - 5-1 (44-30)
North wins by a mile as Greaves rides a superb race to beat Lahti, outstanding.
Heat 11: Pedersen, Gustafsson, Kylmakorpi tac, Batchelor R; 67.74 - 2-5 (39-29)
Kylmakorpi goes in black and white and after disposing of Batchelor at the back he can’t beat a fast Gustafsson for second.
Kylmakorpi goes in black and white
Time for some more track grading, following which, I imagine Joonas Kylmakorpi will emerge in black and white.
Heat 10: North, Michelsen, Andersen, Woodward; 67.31 – 4-2 (37-24)
North goes from last to first in the space of the opening lap to take the win, with Woodward caught by Andersen on the line.
Heat nine: Garrity, Jacobs, Greaves, Halsey; 68.99 - 4-2 (33-22)
After an unsatisfactory start in the first staging, Garrity wins from the tapes as Greaves passes Halsey for third.
Red lights on for an unsatisfactory start. All four back
Heat eight: Lahti, Morris, Woodward, Gustafsson; 68.24 - 2-4 (29-20)
A great move from Morris sees him round Woodward but he can’t catch Lahti.
Heat seven: North, Kylmakorpi, Garrity, Jacobs; 69.19 - 4-2 (27-16)
The hosts briefly hold a 5-1 but Garrity is passed by Kylmakorpi.
Heat six: Michelsen, Gustafsson, Pedersen (tac) Morris; 67.15 - 2-5 (23-14)
Pedersen goes in black and white but, after gating alongside Michelsen, is passed by Gustafsson on the first back straight.
Bjarne Pedersen on a tactical in the next one.
Heat five: Batchelor, Andersen, Kylmakorpi, Woodward; 66.61 - 5-1 (21-9)
The Robins top two take it from the gate.
Predicting close win for Robins tonight. Like I did last week. Happy to be proved wrong. Like I was last week. +7 always nice #adverspeedway— @redmonster53 14 August 2014
Really good start from the Robins, including some decent gates which has been rare of late.
We've got the tractors out for the first round of grading, which thankfully isn't as frequent as at Eastbourne on Monday night.
Heat four: Morris, Greaves, Lahti, Halsey; 68.46 - 5-1 (16-8)
Both Robins make the gate and stay close to one another, with Morris taking the win.
Heat three: Batchelor, Michelsen, Woodward, Gustafsson; 66.37 – 3-3 (11-7)
Batchelor makes the gate and runs away.
Heat two: Garrity, Jacobs, Greaves, Halsey; 67.55 – 4-2 (8-4)
Garrity makes the get and wins while Greaves shows got composure to pass Halsey.
Heat one: Andersen, Pedersen, North, Lahti; 66.58 – 4-2 (4-2)
Andersen makes a superb jump before North passes Lahti on lap two. He sets about Pedersen but no way through.
Introductions done and we're almost ready for heat one.
A few drops of rain in the air. They need to move on.
The visitors are without Lewis Blackbird, who broke his leg last week, meaning Joe Jacobs takes his place.
Parade is done and we're currently having a message from the mayor of Swindon, who is tonight's special guest.
Hans his wearing his old Robins suit tonight. Nice touch.
Steve Worrall is also missing, and was due to ride in the Premier League for Edinburgh, but that meeting was rained off.
He's been replaced by Jason Garrity.
The hosts will again be without Peter Kildemand following his crash in Poland on Sunday, with fprmer Swindon skipper Hans Andersen the guest replacement tonight.
HANS ANDERSEN HAS REPLACED PETER KILDEMAND
It's dark here in north Swindon but the rain is staying away for now.
These two sides met on Monday, with the Eagles running out 53-40 winners so the Robins are out for revenge.
Good evening and welcome to Blunsdon for the Robins' home clash with Eastbourne.