SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter felt his side are finally showing what they are capable of on their new-look track after they produced one of the biggest wins in recent memory on Thursday night.

Rossiter’s men never succumbed to a heat loss all evening as they dispatched King’s Lynn Stars 58-32 at the Abbey Stadium to reach the final of the SGB Premiership Supporters’ Cup.

They will now face northern group winners Belle Vue Aces in the final after topping their group with 13 points from six race meetings.

Rossiter made no secret of the fact he was disappointed with last week's away defeat to Peterborough Panthers, but felt his side responded in the best possible way against the Stars on Thursday night.

The Robins boss was also left feeling encouraged by the performance of the returning David Bellego as the Frenchman produced a fine win in heat eight to remind everyone at the Abbey what they had been missing in his absence.

Rossiter said: “We had to make up for our poor performance at Peterborough.

“It was a mistake by myself which I’ll live and learn by, but the heat leaders didn’t really have the best of days. The second strings did their jobs though.

“But (on Thursday night), even though David didn’t have the best of nights on his return – he had a broken engine bolt in one race and in his last race, his engine blew up.

“It wasn’t the best of starts, but he certainly showed in heat eight what he is capable of.”

As well as a strong performance from the main body of the team, the Robins’ reserves produced 12 points between them on a night where their counterparts recorded just one.

Ellis Perks begun his night by matching the winning time of former world champion Jason Doyle while Stefan Nielsen – guesting in place of Zach Wajtknecht – showed good speed before mechanical gremlins took hold following his third ride.

Rossiter felt the ferocity of his side’s convincing result was in no small part down to the ever-improving quality of the racing surface at the Abbey.

He said: “There’s no grumbles from me. Ellis (Perks) blew a bike up – he won heat two and he said ‘my bike is rattling’ but he was miles in front and we said it didn’t sound too bad.

“But then he’s gone out in the next one and blew it up, so he wasn’t too popular then.

“But Stefan has come in and done a great job too.

“It’s all about the track now – every week we were coming up here and having issues, but now the boys have got their act together and they’re riding it really well.

“There are some good racing lines now. Razza (Rasmus Jensen) showed us at the end to never give up when he pipped Thomas Jorgensen on the line.”