THE DRAMA, tension and nerve-jangling energy generated from Ipswich Witches’ last visit to the Abbey Stadium couldn’t be further from what happened at the Abbey Stadium tonight.

Jason Doyle’s jaw-dropping last lap blast around Krystian Pieszczek was required for Swindon to poach a 46-44 victory on that mid-summer evening last month.

But paid double figure returns for Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Rasmus Jensen, Claus Vissing and Troy Batchelor guided the Robins to their biggest win of the season.

You have to turn the clocks back to July 2 2015 to source the last time Alun Rossiter’s Robins registered 60 points at home.

On that occasion, they defeated Wolverhampton Wolves 60-32.

In addition, tonight’s win was the largest margin victory in all SGB Premiership meetings this season.

The result has placed Swindon firmly in the SGB Premiership play-off frame – with the Robins accumulating 39 points from 20 meetings.

The pre-meeting atmosphere built up by live music, a rider treasure hunt and a grandstand bike display was rather dampened by the meeting’s opening.

Seven starts were required to complete the first two heats – poor Ellis Perks found himself at the tapes for six of them.

It followed tapes exclusions for Adam Ellis and Chris Harris while Krystian Pieszczek and Edward Kennett were warned for movement at the start – Vissing and Kennett also crashed in a tight first turn in the second re-run of heat two.

Once these incidents passed, Swindon emerged with an early 10-point lead before the first track grade.

This was largely thanks to maximums in heats three and four, with Perks and Batchelor taking the flag. Robins’ maximum theme extended to heats five and six.

Such was the margin of victory for Jensen and Ellis in those two races, it would appear – to the naked eye – that Alun Rossiter’s septet were racing a Championship team.

Visiting heat leaders Jake Allen, Richard Lawson and Chris Harris simply had no answer to the hosts’ advances, and Swindon led by a huge 18 points with nine heat still to complete.

Even Witches’ off-track issues impacted the action on-track. Jake Allen exceeded the two-minute time allowance prior to heat seven – prompting Swindon’s sixth race advantage of the evening as Batchelor led home King.

By time heat eight concluded, three points had been all but wrapped up – Vissing and Ellis landing the hosts’ fifth 5-1 of the evening.

Musielak and Jensen teamed up for their third maximum as a pair in heat nine, the latter fighting from the back to better tactical substitute Harris and Pieszczek as Robins’ lead stretched to a huge 28 points.

At this point, thoughts of breaking seasonal records must’ve entered Rossiter’s mind – Edinburgh’s 67-23 victory over Scunthorpe in the Championship Knockout Cup second round stood as the biggest victory in Britain this year prior to tapes up.

Breaking that record was still on after heat 10, despite Doyle dropping points to Witches’ King having lost second place after fighting his way through from third.

But the two races that followed ended any hopes of breaking the Monarchs’ record. Perks ran a rare last in heat 11 before Witches’ Pieszczek split Jensen and Vissing in heat 12.

Robins’ free-flowing run of race advantages was added to in the meeting’s concluding three meetings.

Wins for Jason Doyle, Claus Vissing and Adam Ellis wrapped up a huge 32-point win – next up, Peterborough.