ROBINS STAY TOP

Monday September 16, 2019
SWINDON stay top of the Premiership after a stunning 51-39 win at King’s Lynn.

And the result means Alun Rossiter’s men must wait on Poole’s visit to Lynn to establish whether they have choice of opponents in next week’s play-offs.

Rossiter said: “There is nothing worse than relying on another team to do a job, but whatever will be will be.

“King’s Lynn were on a bit of a downer, but I’m confident they can do something – it will be tough for them whatever happens.

“King’s Lynn were hit by injuries, but that’s the way it goes.

“Some people will say we were lucky, but then I could say Peterborough were lucky to have Ryan Douglas at reserve last week – it’s swings and roundabouts.”

The CFS Filtration Robins came on strong at the end with a string of heat wins to pull clear and claim all four points after the home side pushed them hard for the opening 10 heats with the scores at 30-30.

Swindon really turned the screw on the home side with back-to-back 4-2s in heats 11 and 12 to lead 34-38.

The real drama was in Heat 13 which was an all-action race between all four riders. Craig Cook led until turn three, last lap when he and Troy Batchelor fell. Cook was disqualified as a result of the stoppage and the race was awarded a Swindon 5-1 with Batchelor taking the win ahead of Jason Doyle and Lambert. With the scores now 35-43
to Swindon.

Yet more drama followed in Heat 14 as tactical substitute Lambert and Erik Riss gated on a 5-1 only for the German to suffer an engine failure which gifted the Robins a shared heat and the win on the night with the scores 38-46.

Doyle and Troy Batchelor wrapped up all four away points with a 5-1 in Heat 15 to complete a a fine win.

KING’S LYNN 39: Robert Lambert 14, Erik Riss 8, Craig Cook 8, Lewis Kerr 5+2, Ty Proctor 4, Nicklas Porsing 0, Thomas Jorgensen R/R.
SWINDON 51: Jason Doyle 13+1, Troy Batchelor 11+2, Tobiasz Musielak 7+1, Adam Ellis 6+1, Rasmus Jensen 6+1, Claus Vissing 5+1, Ellis Perks 3+2.

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