LAKESIDE 48 - SWINDON 45

Friday August 07, 2009
SWINDON picked-up one Elite League point after falling to a slender 48-45 defeat at Lakeside.



Friday 7 August 2009, Sky Sports Elite League ‘B’
Lakeside Hammers 48 – Swindon Robins 45

LAKESIDE
Lee Richardson (C) 1* 2 3 R - - - 6 (1)
Joonas Kylmakorpi 2 0 3 1 - - - 6
Kauko Nieminen 2* 1 1* 3 - - - 7 (2)
Jonas Davidsson 3 3 2 1 1* - - 10 (1)
Piotr Swiderski 2 3 3 1 2 - - 11
Robert Mear 3 R 1 0 - - - 4
Stuart Robson 1 1* 2* 0 - - - 4 (2)
Team manager: Jon Cook

SWINDON
Leigh Adams (C) 3 2 2 3 3 - -13
Jurica Pavlic 0 0 0 F - - - 0
Simon Stead 1 2 0 1* - - - 4 (1)
Travis McGowan 0 1* 2 2*- - - 5 (2)
Matej Zagar 3 3 6 2* R - - 14 (1)
Luke Bowen 0 1 0 - - - - 1
Paul Hurry 2 0 1 2 3 - - 8
Team manager: Alun Rossiter
Referee: Jim McGregor

Ht 1: Adams, Kylmakorpi, Richardson, Pavlic, 57.6 (3-3)
Ht 2: Mear, Hurry, Robson, Bowen, 59.5 (7-5)
Ht 3: Davidsson, Nieminen, Stead, McGowan, 58.3 (12-6)
Ht 4: Zagar, Swiderski, Robson, Hurry, 58.2 (15-9)
Ht 5: Davidsson, Adams, Nieminen, Pavlic, 57.2 (19-11)
Ht 6: Zagar, Richardson, Bowen, Kylmakorpi, 57.7 (21-15)
Ht 7: Swiderski, Stead, McGowan, Mear (f, rem, ret), 58.3 (24-18)
Ht 8: Kylmakorpi, Robson, Hurry, Pavlic, 58.6 (29-19)
Ht 9: (Re-Run) Zagar (TR), Davidsson, Nieminen, Bowen, 57.8 (32-25)
Ht 10: Richardson, McGowan, Kylmakorpi, Stead, 58.6 (36-27)
Ht 11: Swiderski, Adams, Mear, Pavlic (fell), 58.5 (40-29)
Ht 12: Nieminen, Hurry, Stead, Robson, 58.3 (43-32)
Ht 13: Adams, Zagar, Swiderski, Richardson (ret), 58.5 (44-37)
Ht 14: Hurry, McGowan, Davidsson, Mear, 59.3 (45-42)
Ht 15: Adams, Swiderski, Davidsson, Zagar (ret), 58.8 (48-45)

Programme changes:
Ht 9: TR Zagar (Double points); Ht 12: Hurry replaced Bowen.

NOTE: Under the league scoring system introduced for 2009, Lakeside gained 2 points and Swindon received 1.

DESPITE a spirited late charge, Swindon were unable to overhaul Lakeside in a feisty Elite league 'B' encounter at the technical Purfleet raceway.

Swindon trailed for the majority of the encounter and found themselves eleven points down after the conclusion of race twelve.

However, a late surge saw the Robins register successive 5-1 race advantages in heats thirteen and fourteen. The maximum hauls from Adams/ Zagar in thirteen and Hurry/McGowan in fourteen propelled Alun Rossiter’s side into contention for overall victory.

A tense and controversial last heat decider ensued as Matej Zagar and Lakeside’s lively Pole Piotr Swiderski clashed on the back straight of the second lap.

Immediately before the incident, Zagar had charged through to join Leigh Adams out front for what looked to be a match winning 5-1 advantage.

However, Swiderski moved alongside Zagar on the straightaway and the two riders appeared to touch. The contact dislodged the Slovenian’s chain and caused the Swindon heat leader to immediately retire from the race.

Zagar was forced to watch the remainder of the race from the centre green, clearly frustrated by Swiderski’s second lap charge.

The resultant points share maintained Lakeside’s three point advantage and ensured the Essex side registered victory

The Swindon scorecard was headed by an excellent paid 15 point haul from Matej Zagar. The Slovenian’s double figure contributions included a heat nine tactical ride victory alongside three other wins. Leigh Adams chipped in with a characteristically impressive tally of thirteen whilst an eight point contribution from Paul Hurry certainly caught the eye.

Lakeside were fronted by double figure scores from Jonas Davidsson and Piotr Swiderski, the heat leader duo received solid support from Kauko Nieminen (7 + 2), Lee Richardson (6 + 1) and Joonas Kylmakorpi (6).


Lakeside started the meeting strongly and nurtured a six point advantage after the first three races. A heat four points share halted the Hammers’ charge before a race five 4-2 moved the home side into an eight point lead.

The super-fast Matej Zagar collected a comfortable race six victory to ensure a 3-3 before an identical score ensued in race seven.

Lakeside shuffled their advantage to a ten point margin as Joonas Kylmakorpi and Stuart Robson combined in heat eight. Matej Zagar was able to slash the Hammers' lead to seven points with an impressive victory whilst nominated for a tactical ride in heat nine.

Successive Lakeside 4-2 race advantages followed in heats ten and eleven as Jon Cook's side moved into an eleven point lead. Kauko Nieminen notched a heat twelve race win to maintain the home side's advantage as the meeting appeared to be slipping away from Swindon's grasp.

However, the Robins' big two of Leigh Adams and Matej Zagar combined wonderfully in heat thirteen to out gun the Lakeside pairing and register a 5-1 advantage. The four points gained reduced Lakeside's lead to seven points and swung the momentum in Swindon's direction.

Travis McGowan and Paul Hurry gated perfectly in heat fourteen and team rode to an excellent 5-1 race advantage.

With Swindon trailing by three points tension levels were high before heat fifteen. Lakeside's Joonas Davidsson held the ascendancy in the early stages but was quickly passed by a hard charging Leigh Adams.

Matej Zagar also conjured a route into second spot as Swindon briefly held a 5-1 position. However, Zagar's aforementioned clash with Swiderski forced the Robins' rider to retire on the second lap and maintained Lakeside's three point overall advantage.





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