Wednesday September 09, 2015
SWINDON slipped to a 51-39 defeat in their final regular league fixture at King's Lynn on Wednesday.

The Robins put up a brave showing initially to see them fight back from 10-2 down with two races gone to lead by two-points with after nine heats.

But the Abbey outfit conceded five consecutive heat advantages at the end of the meeting and went down by 12-points.

Robins boss Alun Rossiter admits he was disappointed with his side's performance ahead of the all important play-offs next week.

Said Rossiter: "We showed a few encouraging signs here and there but overall I think that was quite a poor performance from us as a team tonight.

"After the way we rode at Poole on Monday and with the first play-off next week I expected much more from some of our riders.

"But we need to regroup and make sure the boys get back in form very quickly for the most important part of the season."

Scott Nicholls proved a fine choice of guest for Peter Kildemand as he top scored for the Robins.

Aaron Summers continued his run of fine form on what was otherwise a frustrating night for Rossiter's men.

Charles Wright had a steady night at reserve but heat leaders Troy Batchelor and Nick Morris both rode below par.

Lewis Rose's bright start faded away while Grzegorz Zengota endured a night to forget at the Adrian Flux Arena.

KING'S LYNN 51: Jason Doyle 14+1, Robert Lambert 10+1, Nicklas Porsing 7+1, Simon Lambert 6+2, Kenneth Bjerre 5+1, Ashley Morris 5, Ulrich Ostergaard 4.

SWINDON 39: Scott Nicholls 10, Aaron Summers 8+1, Charles Wright 5+1, Nick Morris 5, Troy Batchelor 5, Lewis Rose 3+1, Grzegorz Zengota 3.

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