JASON Doyle and Tobiasz Musielak produced a last heat 5-1 to rescue a 46-44 meeting victory for Swindon Robins on Thursday night.

Never ahead until the culmination of the meeting, Alun Rossiter’s men produced one of their most disappointing home performances of the season as they consistently struggled to gate in front.

However, as has often been the case this term, the Robins pulled some huge heat advantages out of the bag late on to pull the meeting result in their favour.

Following a vanilla start to the night courtesy of a 3-3 in the opener, the Robins found themselves in unfamiliar territory early on.

Kyle Howarth and Ryan Douglas ran out 5-1 winners in the second thanks to some brilliant defensive riding from Howarth while a couple of heat advantages followed for Pete Adams’ side.

Nick Morris looked very comfortable in his first ride of the night to take the heat win in heat three while the Robins' early gating issues continued in the fourth as both Batchelor and Vissing fishtailed out of the traps before the Australian slotted into second.

There was a response in heat five though as the home pair of Jensen and Musielak hit the front first.

And despite Musielak losing half of his front mudguard early on, the Polish rider managed to accompany Jensen around for the home side's first 5-1.

But the visitors continued to make starts and punish the Robins riders for the smallest mistake.

Masters hit the front first in heat six before Doyle, Howarth and Ellis all showed incredible bravery to keep the gas on and battle it out for position down the back straight.

The trio settled into their finishing positions with no real chance to pass by anyone from then on.

Batchelor produced an impressive ride in the seventh to charge to a heat win while Ellis Perks fishtailed once again at the start and finished a wayward last.

With the gap to Wolves at six after heat seven, nerves were beginning to jangle louder and louder on the Robins’ side of the pits and those nerves grew louder still as the second half of the meeting got underway.

Wolves’ sparkling reserve, Ryan Douglas made a great start and it appeared the heat would end all square, only for Becker to wind it on and pass Vissing to give the visitors another heat advantage.

Musielak took the win in heat nine while Jensen struggled to make ground at the back.

All four riders gated in very close proximity of each other before Musielak blasted around the outside down the back straight to take the lead.

Jensen gave everything to pass Howarth, but he couldn't find that elusive passing lane and it remained a frustrating drawn race.

But heat 10 signalled the start of the Robins’ ultimately successful comeback.

Doyle cantered away at the front while Adam Ellis, returning to the Abbey for the first time since breaking his collarbone last month, somehow held off Nick Morris to take a vital 5-1 and reduce the gap to four points with five heats remaining.

A bit of late drama preceded heat 11 as Troy Batchelor gained power on his spare bike with just a second to go on the track clock before wrestling second to limit the damage on his side.

Rossiter could take great credit for an inspirational piece of team management in heat 12, sending out Doyle alongside Musielak to bag a priceless 5-1.

The Robins pair were pushed out wide on the first bend, and while Musielak opted for the wide line, Doyle pretty much rode the fence to hit the front.

A couple of shared heats followed in 13 and 14, meaning Rossiter’s Robins had to pick up a 5-1 in the final race to keep their winning streak alive.

And that’s just what they did.

Skipper Doyle managed to hit the front out of gate one while Musielak found himself trailing from a spongy gate three.

Yet, incredible bravery and an unmatched desire to succeed helped the Pole scrape past his two rivals and pick up a priceless three points for Rossiter’s side ahead of another important trip to Belle Vue on Monday night.