Wednesday April 10, 2013
SWINDON'S superb start to the defence of their Elite League title continued with a brilliant win at in-form Birmingham last night.

Danish star Peter Kildemand was the star man with a stunning 13+1 haul to top the Excalibur Communications Robins scorechart - but it was a fine all-round team performance.

And boss Alun Rossiter says the team still has the potential to improve.

He said: "This is a hard place to come and obviously we are all thrilled with the result, it's brilliant.

"But I also have great faith in young Nick Morris who has changed a lot with his machinery and is still getting familiar with it and you must remember it's Ashley Birks' first season in the Elite League. Those two boys will only get better as the season goes on.

"When I looked at the last race I was always confident of getting what was needed because Peter (Kildemand) and Batch (Troy Batchelor) were in great form. I'm very happy."

The meeting was tense and close throughout but Swindon came on strong towards the end.

Former GP man Chris Harris kept the home side in the contest with a win from the inside in Heat 13 but Ben Barker was kept at the back – and the Brummies took the meeting to a last-heat decider in a frantic penultimate race with Martin Smolinski and Josh Auty both battling their way past Eddie Kennett, but the superb Kacper Gomolski was out-front once again.

And Kildemand was the last heat hero with a brilliant ride to secure the win and three valuable points for the Blunsdon boys.

BIRMINGHAM 43: Jason Doyle 10+1, Martin Smolinski 9+2, Chris Harris 9, Josh Auty 5+2, Danny King 4+1, Ben Barker 4, Nico Covatti 2+1.

SWINDON 47: Peter Kildemand 13+1, Troy Batchelor 10, Kacper Gomolski 9+1, Hans Andersen 7+1, Edward Kennett 5+1, Nick Morris 2, Ashley Birks 1.


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