SWINDON 59 - BELLE VUE 34!

Thursday April 30, 2009
SIMON STEAD collected a fabulous paid fifteen point maximum as Swindon notched an impressive 59 - 34 victory over Belle Vue.

The result means the Robins now assume top spot in the Sky Sports Elite league.


Thursday 30th April 2009, 7.30pm
Sky Sports Elite League A
Swindon Robins 59 Belle Vue Aces 34

Swindon 59
Leigh Adams (C) 3 3 3 3 - - - 12
Travis McGowan 2* 0 0 1 - - - 3(1)
Jurica Pavlic 3 0 1 1 - - - 5
Simon Stead 2* 3 3 3 2* - - 13 (2)
Troy Batchelor 2 2* 3 1 3 - - - 11 (1)
Krzysztof Stojanowski 2* 3 1 1 - - - 7 (1)
Cory Gathercole 3 0 2 3 - - - 8
Team Manager: Alun Rossiter

Belle Vue 34
Krzysztof Kasprzak 1 4! 0 2 - - - 7
James Wright 0 1* 3 2 0 - - 6 (1)
Ulrich Ostergaard 1 0 0 - - - 1
Billy Forsberg R 1 2 2 - - - 5
Charlie Gjedde (C) 3 2 2 0 1 - - 8
Steve Boxall 0 1* 0 0 - - - 1 (1)
Patrick Hougaard 1 1 2! 2 0 - - 6
Team Manager: Chris Morton
Referee: Mr C Durno

Programme Changes:
Heat 5: Kasprzak TR!, Ht 8: Hougaard TR!, Ht 12: Hougaard replaces Ostergaard

Belle Vue win the toss & take 1/3

Ht 1: Adams, McGowan, Kasprzak, Wright, 65.34, (5-1)
Ht 2: Gathercole, Stojanowski, Hougaard, Boxall, 67.15, (10-2)
Ht 3: (re-run) Pavlic, Stead, Ostergaard, Forsberg ret. 66.52, (15-3)
Ht 4: (re-run) Gjedde, Batchelor, Hougaard, Gathercole, 67.39 (17-7)
Ht 5: Stead, Kasprzak TR!, Wright, Pavlic, 65.55 (20-12)
Ht 6: Adams, Gjedde, Boxall, McGowan, 66.08 (23-15)
Ht 7: Stojanowski, Batchelor, Forsberg, Ostergaard, 68.24 (28-16)
Ht 8: Wright, Gathercole, Hougaard TR!, McGowan, 66.61 (30-21)
Ht 9: Stead, Gjedde, Pavlic, Boxall, 66.71 (34-23)
Ht 10:Adams, Forsberg, McGowan, Ostergaard, 67.43 (38-25)
Ht 11: Batchelor, Wright, Stojanowski, Kasprzak, 65.99 (42-27)
Ht 12: Gathercole, Hougaard, Pavlic, Boxall, 67.36 (46-29)
Ht 13: Adams, Kasprzak, Batchelor, Gjedde, 66.24 (50-31)
Ht 14: Stead, Forsberg, Stojanowski, Hougaard, 68.02 (54-33)
Ht 15: Batchelor (R) Stead (B) Gjedde (G) Wright (Y) 66.39 (59-34)

SWINDON moved to top spot in the Sky Sports Elite league after notching a commanding twenty five point victory against Belle Vue.

The Robins held the ascendancy throughout and provided race winners in fourteen of the fifteen heats. Simon Stead registered a fantastically acquired paid fifteen point maximum and the British International rode with confidence and flair throughout.

Robins’ captain Leigh Adams collected a flawless four ride full maximum whilst Troy Batchelor amassed d a paid twelve point score.

Whilst the top five contributed as a characteristically performance, it was from the reserve berths that Swindon really excelled.

Both Cory Gathercole and Krzysztof Stojanowski enjoyed nights to member providing the Blunsdon faithful with excitement throughout.

The in form Gathercole acquired a well deserved eight pioint haul while the tenacious Stojanowski, a firm fans favourite, collected two paid wins en route to a popular paid eight contribution.

Indeed, the Pole inflicted defeat on compatriot and Polish International Krzysztof Kasprzak in what was a fabulous heat eleven.

Belle Vue’s score chart was headed by former Swindon favourite Charlie Gjedde whose eight point score included a solitary race victory in heat three. Support was lacking for the Dane as tactical rides for Krzysztof Kasprzak and Patrick Hougaard failed to reap rewards for the Manchester septet.

The result means Swindon now nurture a three point advantage at the top of the Sky Sports Elite league as Alun Rossiter's side embark on a hectic month of on track action in May.

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