Friday April 06, 2012
SWINDON collected a sensational Good Friday away win at Birmingham to make it six points out of a possible seven against the Brummies.

Alun Rossiter’s side had dropped a point at home on Thursday but were in awesome form at Perry Barr with Peter Kildemand turning on the style at reserve.

The Brummies took an early four-point lead with Hans Andersen and Troy Batchelor both no-scoring in their opening rides, but they quickly solved their problems and the Robins worked their way into the meeting.

They levelled with a 5-1 from Andersen and an impressive Nick Morris in Heat 5, and Morris was again involved in Heat 8 alongside that man Kildemand to put them in front for the first time.

It was then a containing job across four successive shared races, Kildemand riding superbly to win Heat 10 when Simon Stead crashed, but the Robins came up with a blistering finale.

They collected 5-1s in each of the final three races to give the scoreline an emphatic look, and make sure of all four points from the meeting.

Robins boss Alun Rossiter said: “It was nip-and-tuck for a while but we took the advantage in Heat 8 and after that we put the hammer down. It was pretty impressive from us, and an all-round good team performance.

“We’re still a bit rusty around the edges, Troy’s still having a few teething problems at the minute, and once he gets them sorted he’ll be fine, but this team was built to have depth, not just about two or three good riders.

“I haven’t seen many teams come away and win by sixteen points before so we’re really pleased with that, and obviously when I came back to Swindon Peter Kildemand was one person who I was desperate to sign!”

BIRMINGHAM 37: Sebastian Ulamek 9, Danny King 9, Martin Smolinski 7, Bjarne Pedersen 5+1, Josh Auty 5+1, Ben Barker 2+1, Chris Mills 0.

SWINDON 53: Peter Kildemand 15+1, Hans Andersen 11, Troy Batchelor 9+2, Nick Morris 8+2, Simon Stead 5+1, Sebastian Alden 3+2, Robin Aspegren 2+2.

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