SWINDON Robins asset Anders Rowe helped Great Britain to third place in Saturday’s European Under-19 Pairs Final at Gdansk.

Ipswich and Eastbourne star Drew Kemp was the stand-out man for Neil Vatcher's youngsters on his home Polish track, winning five of his six races to score 15 points.

Rowe and reserve Dan Gilkes contributed 4+1 and 2 respectively as GB finished on 21 points, seven adrift of winners Latvia and level with the hosts, Poland.

Unfortunately for GB, Mateusz Cierniak got the better of Kemp in the bronze-medal run-off race and the British boys had to settle for third.

Meanwhile, former Robins signing Jordan Stewart had successful surgery on his shoulder on Friday after suffering several injuries at Birmingham last Wednesday, and it is estimated he will be out for six weeks.

Stewart suffered a broken collarbone, dislocated shoulder and broken ribs after being clipped by the Brummies' Valentin Grobauer on the first bend of Heat 10.

Wednesday’s meeting had been subject to an hour-long delay to the start anyway whilst remedial track work was carried out before the late crash caused the result to be abandoned.