Friday April 25, 2014
SWINDON remain on the lookout for their first away win of the season after they suffered a disappointing 56-38 defeat at Lakeside.

Without the services of skipper Troy Batchelor and Steve Worrall, the patched up Robins were condemned to a heavy defeat on their second trip of the season to the Arena-Essex Raceway.

A miserable start to the meeting left the Abbey outfit 15 behind after just five heats - and although they improved as the meeting wore on they could not prevent a comprehensive defeat.

And team boss Alun Rossiter admitted he was disappointed with the performance of his side.

Said Rossiter: "Obviously we are bitterly disappointed with the performance because we wanted to try and come away with something.

"We are struggling a bit at reserve at the moment and Bjarne (Pedersen) normally would be good for a lot more than 2+1.

"It was a frustrating night but we just need to regroup and pick ourselves back up."

Danish star Peter Kildemand continued his impressive form to top score for the visitors - yet he received minimal support in the absence of GP star Batchelor.

Aussie racer Nick Morris did put in a solid showing from the tough No.3 position - but guest Bjarne Pedersen endured a tough evening in the other heat-leader position.

Robins new-boy Dakota North failed to make any substantial impact around the tricky Lakeside circuit on a frustrating night - whilst fellow second string Simon Gustafsson proved inconsistent despite an impressive heat seven win.

The visitors were also hit by the loss of guest Benji Compton who was eventually forced to withdraw after three rides having felt the effects of a heavy crash in heat two - and with reserve partner Dan Greenwood also struggling Swindon were unable to challenge for a consolation point.
Lakeside 56: Davey Watt 10+1, Lewis Bridger 9+2, Peter Karlsson 9+1, Ben Morley 8+4, Mikkel Bech 8, Richard Lawson 6+1, Adam
Ellis 6

Swindon 38: Peter Kildemand 16, Nick Morris 9, Simon Gustafsson 5, Dan Greenwood 4+1, Dakota North 2+1, Bjarne Pedersen 2+1, Benji Compton 0

Elite League points: Lakeside 3 Swindon 0

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