Thursday July 07, 2016
SWINDON closed the gap on Wolverhampton at the top of the Elite League to just two points with a 50-41 home win over the leaders.

The Robins picked up their second impressive victory at the Abbey this week as they extended their winning streak to four straight meetings.

Alun Rossiter's side bounced back from early mistakes to launch a mid-meeting assault on the Wolves and send the visitors back to the Midlands with nothing to show for their efforts.

Said Rossiter: "It was a bit slicker than what we're used to early on and it took the boys a bit longer than normal to get into it.

"But it was a good all-round team effort, especially covering for Stefan from heat two.

"I don't think Wolves are quite on top of their game like they were at the start of the year; don't get me wrong they're still an exceptional team but I always felt we could win this one tonight.

"We've got time now to take stock, get engines and equipment sorted and then try and establish our strong position in a busy period for the team."

Jason Doyle continued his spectacular form dropping just one point on another inspiring night from the Robins skipper.

Charles Wright proved to be a busy man, taking six rides following Stefan Nielsen's withdrawal after suffering a thumb injury in heat two.

Josh Grajczonek earned the Rider of the Night award after a number of impressive manoeuvres saw him secure paid double figures from the No. 5 position.

Justin Sedgmen enjoyed another positive display while Rohan Tungate also showed plenty of encouraging signs picking up six points from three rides after recovering from a first heat exclusion.

Meanwhile it was another frustrating night for Nick Morris, however he pulled off a great ride in heat ten to take the chequered flag in a 5-1 with Grajczonek over Wolves No. 1 Freddie Lindgren.

The Robins have a break from racing now until Monday, July 18 when an away trip to Monmore Green against Wolverhampton kickstarts a crucial, hectic period for the Robins of four meetings in five days.

SWINDON 50: Jason Doyle 14, Charles Wright 10+1, Josh Grajczonek 9+3, Justin Sedgmen 8, Rohan Tungate 6, Nick Morris 3, Stefan Nielsen 0

WOLVERHAMPTON 41: Freddie Lindgren 10, Scott Nicholls 7+2, Nicolai Klindt 7+1, Kyle Howarth 6+1, Sam Masters 6, Ashley Morris 5+1, Peter Karlsson R/R.

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