Monday September 07, 2015
BRAVE Swindon pulled off one of their best results of the season with a 45-45 draw at league leaders Poole.

It was an emotional night of racing with fans chanting Darcy Ward's name in support of the injured racer who made such a big impression in a short space of time with the M&S Van Rental Robins.

And boss Alun Rossiter said: "It's a great result for us because it ends a long run of bad results for Swindon here at Poole.

"But in many ways that's irrelevant because Darcy is a Poole legend and a hero to Swindon fans. His Dad, George, took to the microphone and was brilliant, then everyone in the stadium chanted Darcy's name. It was a bit emotional.

"But we had a job to do and we are looking forward to the play-offs. Nick Morris looked much better and that was good to see, Darcy's his best mate, and if we have to come back here in the play-offs we know what we can do."

Poole made the better start and threatened to dominate the meeting when they were 19-11 ahead early on.

Troy Batchelor and Grzegorz Zengota bounced back, however, and launched a Robins recovery and Alun Rossiter's men levelled at 27-27.

Grand Prix duo Chris Holder and former Robins man Maciej Janowski broke the deadlock again with a maximum 5-1 in Heat 13 over Zengota and Batchelor to make it 41-37.

But Nick Morris pulled off a stunning win in Heat 14 to lead ex-Robin Gomolski home ahead of Peter Kildemand for a Swindon 4-2 to leave it nicely poised at 43-41 going into the last heat.

But Kildemand pulled off a stunning success in the last and with Zengota third Swindon were delighted to bag two league points for an away draw.

POOLE 45: Maciej Janowksi 13+1, Chris Holder 9+1, Davey Watt 8, Kyle Newman 7+1, Kacper Gomolski 5, Paul Starke 3+1, Dakota North 0.

SWINDON 45: Peter Kildemand 10, Charles Wright 9, Nick Morris 8+1, Grzegorz Zengota 7+3, Troy Batchelor 6, Aaron Summers 5+2, Lewis Rose 0.

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