ALUN Rossiter was left cursing some divine intervention after his Swindon Robins side were prematurely stopped in their tracks at Coventry Bees last night following a late call-off due to wet weather.

Despite clear skies being forecast for the Elite League fixture throughout the evening at Brandon Stadium, a sudden downpour hit the area at around 7.10pm leaving the track soaked.

The meeting was abandoned just before the riders were due to parade at 7.30pm, much to the disappointment of the gathered crowds.

The rain promptly stopped after the announcement but it was deemed that the track would not recover sufficiently to allow racing to commence.

Rossiter was left cursing his luck after a second Friday night postponement in the space of a fortnight, following the cancellation of their proposed trip to Lakeside Hammers two weeks earlier.

Unlike that Lakeside fixture, the forecast had not predicted rain and Robins team boss Rossiter reckons the almighty has something against his sport at the moment.

“It’s frustrating but with the base that they have got here, I think it was the right call,” said Rossiter.

“It would be so greasy and slippery and I don’t think they have got any dry stuff that they can put down to help it.

“The rain stopped but I think it was too late already. With the base and the clay content, it would be just like an ice rink. It’s just one of those unfortunate things, there’s nothing we can do, really.

“The forecast was all good but it’s just down to God at the moment, he is playing hell with our weather. We have not even seen the summer yet and it’s pretty disappointing.”

No date has yet been set for the rescheduled fixture, although the two sides are due to do battle again on Monday anyway as the Bees travel to the Abbey Stadium.

Rossiter was left feeling sorry for the Swindon supporters who had made the two-hour trip north to Coventry and hopes they have better fortune for the next week’s home meeting, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

“It’s just a shame for the supporters but what can you do,” added Rossiter, whose side will go in search of a third straight league win.

“We’re all good at the moment and we have just got to make sure we keep that run going and beat Coventry on the TV on Monday now.”