BELLE VUE 40 - SWINDON 50!

Monday July 06, 2009
SWINDON registered a ninth successive Elite League victory courtesy of an impressive 10-point success at Belle Vue.

The Robins trailed in the early stages, levelled the encounter in the middle-sector, before a late surge saw Alun Rossiter’s side seize all 4 points on offer.


Monday 6 July, Sky Sports Elite League 'A'
Belle Vue Aces 40 - Swindon Robins 50

BELLE VUE
Krzysztof Kasprzak 3 2 3 2 1 - - 11
James Wright 2* 1* D 1 - - - 4 (2)
Patrick Hougaard 0 1 0 2 - - - 3
Morten Risager 3 0 2 0 - - - 5
Charlie Gjedde (C) 1* 3 1 1* 0 - - 6 (2)
Kevin Doolan 3 1 0 2 - - - 6
Ulrich Ostergaard 2* 2 1 0 - - - 5 (1)
Team manager: Chris Morton

SWINDON
Leigh Adams (C) 1 3 3 3 2* - - 12 (1)
Jurica Pavlic R/R
Travis McGowan 1* 0 2* 2 1 - - 6 (2)
Simon Stead 2 2* 2 0 3 - - 9 (1)
Matej Zagar 3 3 3 0 3 - - 12
Richard Sweetman 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Ryan Fisher 0 1 3 1 2* 3 1 11 (1)
Team manager: Alun Rossiter
Referee: Darren Hartley

Ht 1: Kasprzak, Wright, Adams, Fisher, 58.3 (5-1)
Ht 2: Doolan, Ostergaard, Fisher, Sweetman, 59.1 (10-2)
Ht 3: Risager, Stead, McGowan, Hougaard, 59.7 (13-5)
Ht 4: Zagar, Ostergaard, Gjedde, Sweetman, 59.4 (16-8)
Ht 5: Adams, Stead, Hougaard, Risager, 58.8 (17-13)
Ht 6: Zagar, Kasprzak, Wright, Sweetman, 59.2 (20-16)
Ht 7: (Re-Run) Gjedde, Stead, Doolan, McGowan, 60.6 (24-18)
Ht 8: (Awarded) Fisher, McGowan, Ostergaard, Wright (f, disq), No Time (25-23)
Ht 9: Zagar, Risager, Fisher, Hougaard, 59.8 (27-27)
Ht 10: Kasprzak, McGowan, Wright, Stead, 61.0 (31-29)
Ht 11: (Re-Run) Adams, Fisher, Gjedde, Doolan, 61.1 (32-34)
Ht 12: Fisher, Hougaard, McGowan, Ostergaard, 60.4 (34-38)
Ht 13: Adams, Kasprzak, Gjedde, Zagar, 59.8 (37-41)
Ht 14: Stead, Doolan, Fisher, Risager, 60.5 (39-45)
Ht 15: (Nominated) Zagar (g), Adams (y), Kasprzak (b), Gjedde (r), 60.3 (40-50)

Programme changes:
Ht 1: R/R Fisher; Ht 4: Sweetman replaced Fisher; Ht 5: R/R Stead; Ht 8: R/R McGowan; Ht 9: Fisher replaced Sweetman; Ht 11: R/R Fisher; Ht 12: Fisher replaced Sweetman.

NOTE: Under the league scoring system introduced for 2009, Swindon gained 4 points and Belle Vue received 0.

SWINDON have moved 5 points clear in the Sky Sports Elite League standings after registering a hard-fought 10-point victory at Belle Vue.

Alun Rossiter’s men made a slow start to the contest by conceding successive 5-1 race advantages in the opening two heats. However, the Robins regrouped and limited the home side to just two more advantages in the remaining thirteen races.

Swindon levelled the scores in heat nine, slipped behind in race ten, but finished the meeting strongly by scoring 21 points in the closing four races.

A paid 13-point haul from Swindon captain Leigh Adams headed the Robins’ score-chart. The Australian received solid support from a typically tenacious Ryan Fisher who notched paid 12, whilst Solovenian thrill merchant Matej Zagar scorched to four race wins en route to a 12-point tally.

The middle-order duo of Travis McGowan and Simon Stead displayed tenacity to notch a combined paid 18-point haul and their workmanlike contributions were integral to Swindon’s eventual success.

Krzysztof Kasprzak's 11 points topped the Belle Vue score-card and the Polish international was the only home teamster to card a double-figure haul. Charlie Gjedde contributed paid 8, whilst James Wright amassed paid 6 along with Ulrich Ostergaard.



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