Thursday May 02, 2013
SWINDON were made to work extremely hard to maintain their unbeaten home record before eventually taking a 49-46 victory over King’s Lynn at the Abbey.

Yet the Excalibur Communications Robins were unable to take maximum points for the second consecutive home meeting despite building up a fourteen-point lead after ten races.

And boss Alun Rossiter was unhappy to see his side throw away a league point in the closing stages.

He said: “We were disappointing tonight.

“A few mechanical gremlins haunted us and at fourteen-points up it should have been over and done with.

“We had a bit of bad luck in the wrong places, but we’ll move on and hopefully we can improve next week against Belle Vue.”

Hans Andersen returned to lead from the front with another superb display – whilst Nick Morris saw his fortunes improve from the No.2 jacket by going unbeaten in his final two rides.

Peter Kildemand, Edward Kennett and Troy Batchelor all made solid contributions to complete a strong performance from the Swindon top five.

However, reserves Ashley Birks and Adrian Gomolski endured frustrating evenings – and the use of two tactical rides for King’s Lynn came back to haunt the home side.

SWINDON 49: Hans Andersen 14, Edward Kennett 8+2, Troy Batchelor 8, Nick Morris 7+1, Peter Kildemand 7, Kacper Gomolski 3+2, Ashley Birks 2.

KING’S LYNN 46: Niels-Kristian Iversen 16, Stuart Robson 11+1, Rory Schlein 10+1, Sebastian Alden 9, David Howe 0, Richie Worrall 0, Mads Korneliussen R/R.

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