Thursday May 05, 2016
SWINDON extended their winning run to three successive meetings with a hard-fought 50-40 win over top of the table Lakeside at the Abbey.

Skipper Jason Doyle struck a stunning 15-point maximum to lead the M&S Van Rental Robins to an excellent victory against a resilient Hammers side.

The Grand Prix star reeled off five straight race wins with a dominant display, joining forces with Nick Morris in heat 13 to wrap up victory before triumphing in heat 15 to deny the visitors a point.

It was another stunning display from Doyle, but he was quick to sing the praises of his colleagues following a fine all-around team performance.

Said Doyle: “It was my first maximum of the season, but it wasn’t just myself, it was a really good team effort once again.

“It just shows what a great bunch of guys we’ve got in the team, and we are already looking forward to the next meeting.

“After the first two matches we were on a massive downer, but nobody gave us a chance to get into our stride and now we are getting a bit of confidence and showing what we are made of.”

Although Doyle stole the show with a majestic showing, he received vital support from throughout the side.

Nick Morris came on strong to bag 8+1 and earn a well-deserved heat 15 appearance, whilst Rohan Tungate struck three wins from his four rides to notch double figures at reserve.

Heat-leader Josh Grajczonek was involved in some scintillating action, brilliantly holding off Andreas Jonsson to partner Justin Sedgmen for a second consecutive Swindon 5-1 in heat six.

Sedgmen added a solid seven points plus Charles Wright delivered the Robins their breakthrough alongside Tungate in heat five after a tense start.

Stefan Nielsen endured a night to forget at reserve, but he could take plenty of encouragement from his final ride where he appeared set to strike a 5-1 alongside Rohan Tungate before encountering bike problems.

It was another impressive display from the Abbey outfit to move them up to fourth in the Elite League table.

They will now have a break from action before travelling to King’s Lynn on Wednesday, May 18 then hosting the Stars in the return fixture 24 hours later.

SWINDON 50: Jason Doyle 15, Rohan Tungate 10, Nick Morris 8+1, Justin Sedgmen 7, Josh Grajczonek 6+2, Charles Wright 3+1, Stefan Nielsen 1

LAKESIDE 40: Kim Nilsson 11+1, Richard Lawson 8+1, Robert Mear 6, Andreas Jonsson 5, Lewis Kerr 4+2, Lewis Bridger 3, Piotr Swiderski 3

Elite League points: Swindon 3 Lakeside 0

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