Wednesday May 31, 2017
SWINDON walked away empty handed from a meeting on the road for the first time this season as they went down 52-41 at King's Lynn.

The Carpets4Less Robins were unable to add to the nine points they've managed on their travels so far on another frustrating night for the Abbey men.

Alun Rossiter's side were able to keep an in-form Stars outfit on their toes early doors. But a disappointing mid-meeting spell, which saw them concede four heat advantages in five races, proved costly for the Robins.

12 down with five races remaining, Jason Doyle went out and secured a double-points victory in Heat 11 while Bradley Wilson-Dean picked up third for a 7-2 to pull the scores back to 38-31.

And as the Robins sat on a comfortable 5-1 on the final lap of heat 13, it looked as though they were well on course to staging yet another late fightback to secure at least one consolation point.

But a rare mistake from Aussie ace Doyle saw him slide off into the air fence as Nick Morris took the chequered flag for a share of the spoils.

Morris dropped just one point as he continued his stunning run of form, but admits it was another tough night for the team.

"The boys were battling away all night but for some of them this season it just isn't happening when they need it to," said Morris.

"It's disappointing to be on the wrong end of things again but we just have to learn from it and move on.

"We've been going good in our away meetings before tonight and King's Lynn have been getting better around their own track.

"We still could have got something here tonight but Doyley's foot slipped off the peg on the final bend in heat 13, straightening him up and throwing him into the fence.

"Whether that was a big point of the meeting or not I don't know because there were other races we should have done better.

"The main thing is that Doyley was able to get up and walk away from it and he should be okay - he's just aching a bit right now.

"Tonight we were beaten by the better team and we can't complain too much.

"Personally it was another great night. I felt really good and it was another score I was happy with.

"As for the team, we really need this run of home meetings to hurry up now.

"Once that comes along I think we'll be okay and I don't think we should panic too much."

The Robins now take a two week break from action and return to racing at The Abbey against Rye House in the SGB Premiership on Thursday, June 15 (7.30).

KING’S LYNN 52: Robert Lambert 10+1, Troy Batchelor 10+1, Chris Holder 9+1, Lewis Rose 7+2, Simon Lambert 7+1, Kai Huckenbeck 6+2, Nicklas Porsing 3.

SWINDON 41: Nick Morris 14, Jason Doyle 12, Adam Ellis 7, Zach Wajtknecht 3, David Bellego 3, Bradley Wilson-Dean 2, James Sarjeant 0.

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