Thursday May 12, 2011
SWINDON continued their recent improved Elite League form with a deserved 50-45 victory over Wolverhampton at the Abbey Stadium.

It was the Robins third home win over fancied opposition in recent weeks and they are now beginning to put their early season disappointments firmly behind them.

Ronnie Russell’s men were good value for their success, but they did allow Wolves to come back in the latter stages to steal a consolation league point by keeping the victory margin to just five-points.

Swindon started well and led 23-13 after six races had been completed and they even managed to withstand a Freddie Lindgren tactical ride in heat 8. Jesper B Monberg on his way to an impressive 11+3 score beat the Swede to the chequered flag and the race was shared at four-apiece, with Cory Gathercole following them home in third.

Scott Nicholls and Monberg raced to a 5-1 in heat 10, but Peter Karlsson (tactical ride) and Lindgren’s 8-1 in heat 11 kept the Wolves in the hunt.

Successive 4-2s then put Swindon 47-36 ahead and seemingly well-placed to take all three league points, but Wolves strong finish earned them some consolation from an entertaining evening’s action.

SWINDON 50: Scott Nicholls 12+1, Jesper B Monberg 11+3, Nikolai Klindt 10, Maciej Janowski 7+2, Cory Gathercole 7, Josh Grajczonek 3+1, Simon Stead R/R

WOLVERHAMPTON 45: Freddie Lindgren 17+1, Peter Karlsson 14, Ricky Wells 6+1, Ty Proctor 6, Ludvig Lindgren 2+1, Todd Kurtz 0

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