Monday September 08, 2014
SWINDON turned on the style in front of the Sky TV cameras to fire a warning to their play-off rivals with a stunning 60-31 demolition of in-form Coventry at the Abbey.

The result and performance saw Alun Rossiter's men rocket from outsiders to title favourites with some bookmakers as six of the seven riders notched wins.

Nick Morris and Steve Worrall both went through the card unbeaten by a Coventry rider as Swindon put three more points on the board to bolster their chances of a top four finish.

Boss Rossiter said: "I'm proud of the boys, they gave it everything and they can feel very pleased with their efforts.

"For us to beat Coventry in this fashion is impressive to say the least, but there will be no complacency in our camp, I will make sure of that.

"Our boys are happy, especially at home. The track is to their liking and there is confidence throughout the team, but we will continue to take things one meeting at a time.

"Having said that, I'm pleased with the run of results we are on, we are flying and the challenge now is to keep it going."

Visiting number one Hans Andersen, back at his old home track, struggled with two last places before admitting his bike let him down. He changed machines and win two heats.

Simon Gustafsson was involved in some of the best racing of the night and Troy Batchelor's pass on visiting star Chris Harris in Heat three was worth to admission money alone.

Morris made a rare Heat 15 appearance but was fortunate to take his place I the rerun after jumping the start. He took advantage to win it with Batchelor alongside him and Andersen third.

SWINDON 60: Nick Morris 14+1, Steve Worrall 10+2, Simon Gustafsson 10, Troy Batchelor 9+4, Dakota North 9+2, Peter Kildemand 8, Nathan Greaves 0.
COVENTRY 31: James Sarjeant 8+1, Max Fricke 8, Hans Andersen 7, Kyle Howarth 3, Jason Garrity 2+2, Chris Harris 2, Kenneth Hansen 1.
Elite League points: Swindon 3 Coventry 0

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