LiveSPEEDWAY LIVE: Coventry Bees 41 Swindon Robins 49

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor, awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @AndyWarren_

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Summary

  • Coventry Bees 41 Swindon Robins 49
  • BEES: Hans Andersen (3-3-1-2'-0) 9+1; Aaron Summers (0-3-0-3) 6; Ryan Fisher (0-1-1-0) 2; Kenneth Hansen (2-0-0-3) 5; Chris Harris (2-1-1^-3-1) 8; Jason Garrity (3-0-2-1-2') 8+1; James Sarjeant (2'-1-0) 3+1.
  • ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (2-3-3-1-3) 12; Dakota North (1'-1-TX-FX) 2+1; Nick Morris (1-2-3-2') 8+1; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-2'-0) 4+1; Troy Batchelor (3-2'-3-R-2') 10+2; Dan Greenwood (0-0-1) 1; Steve Worrall (1-3-2'-3-2-1) 12+1.

10:17pm

Time for me to head home after a stunning evening for the Robins, but remember you can read a full report and view some great pics in the Adver tomorrow.

We'll be back for Monday's visit to Wolves, hope you are too.

10:16pm

I spoke to Steve Worrall after the meeting, who was understandably very pleased with himself. What a display.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Robins rider Steve Worrall

STEVE WORRALL

“I’ve been scoring points for everyone else so it was really nice to do it for Swindon,” he said.

“I spent a bit of money on a new clutch after my last meeting for Swindon and it really paid off because I made some great starts.

“It was great to help the team win and to score so many points is a great feeling.”

9:21pm

Time to speak to a happy Rosco.

9:21pm

RIDER SCORES

BEES: Hans Andersen (3-3-1-2'-0) 9+1; Aaron Summers (0-3-0-3) 6; Ryan Fisher (0-1-1-0) 2; Kenneth Hansen (2-0-0-3) 5; Chris Harris (2-1-1^-3-1) 8; Jason Garrity (3-0-2-1-2') 8+1; James Sarjeant (2'-1-0) 3+1.

ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (2-3-3-1-3) 12; Dakota North (1'-1-TX-FX) 2+1; Nick Morris (1-2-3-2') 8+1; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-2'-0) 4+1; Troy Batchelor (3-2'-3-R-2') 10+2; Dan Greenwood (0-0-1) 1; Steve Worrall (1-3-2'-3-2-1) 12+1.

9:17pm

Heat 15: Kildemand, Batchelor, Harris, Andersen;60.7; 1-5 (41-49)
Robins gate to a max to take as superb win

9:15pm

Robins gate on a 5-1!

9:11pm

Gustafsson was pushing far too hard for the win there and went wide. Should have settled for second which would have won the meeting.

9:10pm

So, from nowhere, we have a last heat decider.

9:08pm

Heat 14: Hansen, Garrity, Worrall, Gustafsson; 62.5 – 5-1 (40-44)
Gustafsson does all the hard work but loses control on the final corner to allow Garrity through to force a last-heat decider.

9:04pm

Garrity and Worrall switch with their reserve partners to line-up in heat 14.

9:04pm

Heat 13: Harris, Andersen, Kildemand, Batchelor; 61.0 – 5-1 (35-43)
The Bees gate to a 5-1. Batch lifts and retires.

8:59pm

Heat 12: Summers, Worrall, Garrity, North (FX); 62.4 – 4-2 (30-42)
After North hits the fence, Worrall does enough to hold second in the re-run.

8:55pm

That leaves Steve Worrall to go it alone.

8:53pm

Dak looks to be fine.

8:53pm

North hits the deck in turn one and is excluded.

8:50pm

Heat 11: Kildemand, Gustafsson, Harris (tac) Fisher; 60.9 – 1-5 (26-40)
Harris goes in black and white but is boxed in at the start as Kildemand storms to victory, with Gustafsson rounding both Bees to follow him home. Great stuff.

8:46pm

Chris Harris wears black and white in heat 11, facing Kildemand and Gustafsson.

8:38pm

Interval time, with Bees now in tactical territory.

8:36pm

Heat 10: Batchelor, Morris, Andersen, Summers; 61.4 – 1-5 (25-35)
Great racing between Batchelor, Morris and Andersen, with Troy winning and Morris passing Andersen superbly on the final lap.

8:31pm

Red lights on at the start of 10. All four back.

8:28pm

Heat nine (re-run): Worrall, Garrity, Greenwood, Sarjeant; 62.1 – 2-4 (24-30)
Sarjeant touches the tapes and goes off 15 and can’t catch Greenwood for third as Worrall wins again.

8:25pm

Sarjeant touches the tapes this time and is excluded. He can't be replaced so goes off 15.

8:20pm

Heat eight (re-run): Morris, Worrall, Fisher, Hansen; 60.7 – 1-5 (22-26)
After North touches the tapes, Worrall comes in and makes a lightning start before following Morris home, Great ride.

8:16pm

Worrall comes in rather than putting North off 15

8:15pm

North touches the tapes at the start of heat eight and is excluded.

8:14pm

As predicted this one is all very tight.

8:08pm

Heat seven: Summers, Gustafsson, Sarjeant, Greenwood; 61.3 – 4-2 (21-21)
Sarjeant gates ahead of Gustafsson but the Swede quickly passes the reserve, although he can’t catch Summers.

8:04pm

Heat six: Kildemand, Batchelor, Fisher, Hansen; 60.4 – 1-5 (17-19)
Great stuff from the Robins top two. Kildemand goes outside, Batchelor in, and it’s an easy 5-1.

7:59pm

Heat five: Andersen, Morris, Harris, Gustsafsson; 60.9 – 4-2 (16-14)
Morris gets out of shape and almost comes to grief In turn one but holds on for second place. Gustafsson well back.

7:53pm

I'm reliably informed that is the fastes time of the season around Brandon. Very, very impressive from Worrall.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Robins rider Steve Worrall

7:52pm

Heat four: Worrall, Hansen, North, Garrity; 60.1 – 2-4 (12-12)
What a gate from Worrall for the win. North is all over the back of Hansen but just can’t pass.

7:48pm

Heat three: Batchelor, Harris, Morris, Fisher; 60.5 – 2-4 (10-8)
Great start from Batch for the win but Morris is passed by Harris at the end of lap one.

7:43pm

Heat two: Garrity, Sarjeant, Worrall, Greenwood; 61.6 – 5-1 (8-4)
Worrall pushes Sarjeant all the way to the final corner but the home man just holds on.

7:39pm

Heat one: Andersen, Kildemand, North, Summers; 60.6 – 3-3 (3-3)
Andersen makes a great gate off the outside and out-muscles Kildemand going into turn three for the win. North gets the better of Summers.

7:35pm

Two minutes on

7:32pm

A few exploratory laps done and now it's back to the pits. Heat one coming up which sees Hans take on Pete. Should be a cracker.

7:29pm

Robins win the toss and take gates one and three.

7:29pm

We've just observed a few moments of silence for Carol Pratt, wife of former Bees boss Colin.

7:26pm

YOUR SAY

7:25pm

Teams out on parade now.

7:17pm

7:15pm

YOUR SAY

7:14pm

7:13pm Fri 9 May 14

Di kanny oh says

Question for Andy, how can Poole be out to sign Benji Compton to replace Lee Smart surely Compton is higher up the draft riders list??. Seems Poole do what they like. Anyway good luck to the Robins tonight need all the riders firing to get anything.

Poole signed Ben Hopwood to ride at seven today so that one's off the board. I think Poole had questioned the timing of the draft order list being put up in regard to Compton.

7:13pm

The Bees also have former Robins Kyle Howarth in their team, but he's riding for Workington at Somerset tonight and is replaced by Aaron Summers.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon's Kyle Howarth

KYLE HOWARTH

7:10pm

Tonight's meeting of course sees the Robins up against former captain Hans Andersen. Should be a really good battle between him and fellow Dane Peter Kildemand.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hans Andersen and Peter Kildemand are keen on a return to Blunsdon

HANS ANDERSEN AND PETER KILDEMAND

7:08pm

TONIGHT'S TEAMS

BEES: Hans Andersen (); Aaron Summers (); Ryan Fisher (); Kenneth Hansen (); Chris Harris (); Jason Garrity (); James Sarjeant ().
ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (); Dakota North (); Nick Morris (); Simon Gustafsson (); Troy Batchelor (); Dan Greenwood (); Steve Worrall ().

7:04pm

First thing to say is the internet connection here is utterly useless, so you'll have to stick with us through thick and thun tonight.

7:03pm

Good evening ladies and gents and welcome to Brandon for the Robins clash with Coventry Bees.

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7:13pm Fri 9 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

Question for Andy, how can Poole be out to sign Benji Compton to replace Lee Smart surely Compton is higher up the draft riders list??. Seems Poole do what they like. Anyway good luck to the Robins tonight need all the riders firing to get anything.
Question for Andy, how can Poole be out to sign Benji Compton to replace Lee Smart surely Compton is higher up the draft riders list??. Seems Poole do what they like. Anyway good luck to the Robins tonight need all the riders firing to get anything. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Fri 9 May 14

bobbinalong says...

Maybe Andy can answer this as well - "Can someone enlighten me as to how Kyle Howarth @ 6.07 Prem League Greensheet Average be replaced by Aaron Summers @ 7.36 PL Greensheet average in tonight's match with Coventry??"
Maybe Andy can answer this as well - "Can someone enlighten me as to how Kyle Howarth @ 6.07 Prem League Greensheet Average be replaced by Aaron Summers @ 7.36 PL Greensheet average in tonight's match with Coventry??" bobbinalong
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Fri 9 May 14

swindonbob says...

Just logged in to air my concerns over our misfiring reserves when Worrall puts in a great ride. Let's have some more of the same.
Just logged in to air my concerns over our misfiring reserves when Worrall puts in a great ride. Let's have some more of the same. swindonbob
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Fri 9 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

Blimey Roscoe certainly got the boys fired up and what about Steve Worrall what a trump card tonight come on boys you can do this but have to repel the black and white.
Blimey Roscoe certainly got the boys fired up and what about Steve Worrall what a trump card tonight come on boys you can do this but have to repel the black and white. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 1

9:25pm Fri 9 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

OMG what a nail biter in the end thought it was heading for a draw for one horrible moment but the boys dug deep and what a heat 15. Well done all the boys especially Steve Worrall magnificent.
OMG what a nail biter in the end thought it was heading for a draw for one horrible moment but the boys dug deep and what a heat 15. Well done all the boys especially Steve Worrall magnificent. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

9:56pm Fri 9 May 14

Bristols says...

Well done the Rosco's Robins, a very good night for Steve Worrall.
Well done the Rosco's Robins, a very good night for Steve Worrall. Bristols
  • Score: 1

10:07pm Fri 9 May 14

morris 1 says...

Well done Rosco we really couldn't give this one away after being 14 points ahead at one stage, then having to come down to a last heat decider, so well done lads. Only down point is that North and Greenwood need to step up to the mark.
Well done Rosco we really couldn't give this one away after being 14 points ahead at one stage, then having to come down to a last heat decider, so well done lads. Only down point is that North and Greenwood need to step up to the mark. morris 1
  • Score: 0

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