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SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins 47 Leicester Lions 43
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- Swindon Robins 47 Leicester Lions 43
- ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (0-1'-2'-TX) 3+2; Dakota North (1-2-3-3) 9; Nick Morris (2-2-3-0-1) 8; Simon Gustafsson (2-1'-2'-F) 5+2; Troy Batchelor (1'-2-1-2-3) 9+1; Nathan Greaves (F-FX-1) 1; Steve Worrall (3-1'-3-2'-0-3) 12+2.
- LIONS: Jason Doyle (3-3-2'-3-R) 11+1; Sam Masters 2'-3-FX-1) 6+1; Mads Korneliussen (R-R-1-1) 2; Nicolai Klindt (3-3-3-2-2) 13; Krzystof Buczkowski (3-0-X-1) 4; James Sarjeant (2-1-2-FX-1) 6; Max Clegg (1'-0-R) 1+1.
That's it for this evening, but remember to pick up your copy of the Adver tomorrow for all the action and reaction from tonight's meeting.
See you at Belle Vue on Monday
The last word tonight goes to captain Troy Batchelor.
"It was a tough one for us because they have some guys who go fast round here," he said.
"The track was difficult here and pretty bumpy, so I just tried to finish my races and pick up the points I could. You have to finish races to get points.
"In heat 15, when it counted, we got that job done and that's what counts."
Speaking to Kildemand after the meeting, he insisted he was okay after his big crash in heat 11 which saw him pull out of the meeting.
"I'm a bit sore but I'll be okay," he said.
"I hit my head a bit and I feel a bit second hand but I'm sure I'll be okay.
"I'm riding in Russia on Sunday and will have a rest on Saturday and I'm sure I'll be okay."
Some quick reaction before home time.
Reaction to come.
FINAL SCORE: Swindon Robins 47 Leicester Lions 43
Heat 15: Batchelor, Klindt, Morris, Doyle R; 68.12 – 4-2 (47-43)
Batch passes Klindt, who made the gate, coming into turn two of the second lap and the Robins win.
Shared heat wins it for the Robins.
Morris, Batchelor, Doyle, Klindt for heat 15. Robins off one and three
Heat 14: Worrall, Klindt, Sarjeant, Gustafsson F; 69.52 – 3-3 (43-41)
Gustafsson muscles out the Lions pair at the start but loses control by bend four. Fortunately, Worrall is at his best to hold off Klindt.
At tapes for heat 14
Big race this heat 14. Gustafsson needs to produce the goods against a fast-starting Klindt.
Heat 13: Doyle, Batchelor, Buczkowski, Worrall; 67.64 – 2-4 (40-38)
Kildemand missed the two minutes and is replaced by reserve Worrall, who can’t make an impact as Batch splits the Lions.
Kildemand misses the two minutes and is penalised. Worrall is going off the line, rather than PK off 15.
Heat 12: North, Worrall, Masters, Sarjeant; awarded – 5-1 (38-34)
Robins lead again thanks to two good gates, with the race eventually awarded after Sarjeant slips under the fence.
Sarjeant is under the fence and is excluded, heat 12 is going to be awarded as a 5-1 to the Robins.
Heat 11: Klindt, Doyle, Batchelor, Morris; 67.42 – 1-5 (33-33)
Another gate, another win from Klindt. This time Doyle joins him and we’re level again.
Only 4 winners from 10 heats at home isn't good enough. Yet somehow we are leading 32-28. #excited #disappointed #adverspeedway— @redmonster53 17 July 2014
This one's still there for both sides, but you'd think the Robins would go on and win from here. You'd think.
Heat 10: North, Kildemand, Korneliussen, Buczkowski X; awarded – (32-28)
Kildemand and Buczkowski come together and both hit the deck hard, with the Pole excluded and the race awarded with North long gone.
Both riders are now up.
Big hit as Kildemand locks up and and is run into by Buczkowski. He seemed to hit something. Both riders down.
Heat nine: Worrall, Sarjeant, Greaves, Clegg R; 68.86 – 4-2 (27-27)
Greaves cuts up the inside of Clegg in turn one to pick up a well-deserved point.
Red lights on, all four back for heat nine.
Heat eight: Morris, Gustafsson, Korneliussen, Masters; awarded – 5-1 (23-25)
Korneliussen looks to have packed up as Masters hits the fence, and is excluded. Race awarded, with Mads still under power to pick up the last point.
Some tractors out on the track.
@AndyWarren_ good to see ex Robins Klindt & Doyle having a good meeting.— @mdmc82 17 July 2014
Heat seven: Klindt, North, Worrall, Clegg; 68.08 – 3-3 (18-24)
Another lightning start from Klindt does for the Robins duo.
Clegg in for Sarjeant in this one
Heat six: Doyle, Morris, Gustafsson, Buczkowski; 67.14 – 3-3 (15-21)
Gustafsson is quick but can’t catch Doyle before ultimately dropping behind his teammate.
Red lights on at the start of heat six, with all four invited back.
Heat five: Klindt, Batchelor, Kildemand, Korneliussen; 67.33 – 3-3 (12-18)
A great gate from Nicolai wins it.
Heat four: Masters, Gustafsson, Sarjeant, Greaves FX; 67.86 – 2-4 (9-15)
After Greaves is excluded for hitting the fence, thanks to a big shunt from his teammate, Gustafsson can only finish second behind Masters.
Greaves knocked really wide by his own teammate Gustafsson and he's excluded after going down. Quickly up and kicking the air fence.
Heat three: Buczkowski, Morris, Batchelor, Korneliussen R; 67.55 – 3-3 (7-11)
Korneliussen retires which allows the Robins to snatch a share of the points.
Heat two: Worrall, Sarjeant, Clegg, Greaves F; 69.49 – 3-3 (4-8)
Both Robins make great starts, with Greaves leading by a distance before coming off alone in the final corner. So unlucky from the teenager.
Heat one: Doyle, Masters, North, Kildemand; 67.65 - 1-5 (1-5)
Kildemand makes a lighting gate but loses it and falls going into lap two, gifting a max to the visitors.
Parade done and we're heading on for heat one.
Jason Doyle, Mads Korneliussen and Nicolai Klindt are the former Robins in the Leicester side tonight.
JASON DOYLE, MADS KORNELIUSSEN AND NICOLAI KLINDT
Lions have gates one and three for heat one.
Tonight's teams are coming round on parade.
ROBINS: Peter Kildemand (); Dakota North (); Nick Morris (); Simon Gustafsson (); Troy Batchelor (); Nathan Greaves (); Steve Worrall ().
LIONS: Jason Doyle (); Sam Masters (); Mads Korneliussen (); Nicolai Klindt (); Krzystof Buczkowski (); James Sargeant (); Max Clegg ().
Right, this should be a close one this evening between a full-strength Robins side and a Leicester team full of riders who know the track here.
Apologies for the late start, the sun is shining and I got carried away.