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  • Swindon Robins 56 Eastbourne Eagles 36
  • ROBINS: Hans Andersen G (3-2'-1-1) 7+1; Dakota North (1-3-3-3-0) 10; Simon Gustafsson (0-2-0-2) 4; Nick Morris (3-0-2-3) 8; Troy Batchelor (3-3-0-3-3) 12; Nathan Greaves (1-2'-1-2') 6+2; Jason Garrity G (3-1-3-2') 9+1.
  • EAGLES: Bjarne Pedersen (2-2^-3-2-2) 11+1; Timo Lahti (0-1-3-1) 5; Cameron Woodward G (1'-0-1-0) 2+1; Joonas Kylmakorpi (1-2-2^-1) 6; Mikkel Michelsen (2-3-2-0-1') 8+1; Joe Jacobs G (2-0-2) 4; Danny Halsey (0-0-0-0-0) 0.

10:15pm

That's it for tonight, but I'll be back for Coventry on Monday.

Hope you can join me.

10:13pm

Reserve Nathan Greaves, who is fast becoming a fans' favourite, was understandably pleased with another good display.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon's Nathan Greaves

NATHAN GREAVES

"It's coming together for me and I'm getting consistent now which is great but I need to keep going.

"Tonight was a good win for us but I need to do it next week too."

10:10pm

10:09pm

The Robins will be without number one Peter Kildemand again next week, after the doctor ruled the Dane out for another week following his crash in Poland on Sunday.

Rosco is working on a guest.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robins' number one Peter Kildemand

PETER KILDEMAND

10:07pm

9:46pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Bristols says

J.Wood wrote:
This will be interesting, no Kilderman or Worrall
But we did have DAK !!!! well done and congratulations the Rockin Robins. Nice One .

10:07pm

Captain Troy Batchelor was pleased to see his side bounce back so strongly from their defeat at Eastbourne on Monday, and praised the performance of Dakota North.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Troy Batchelor manages to stay upright in heat seven

TROY BATCHELOR

"Dak was on fire today and there were a lot of positives," he said.

"We got whooped on Monday but we came back strong, we've got a busy month coming up so we just need to keep on rolling.

"It was a good night for me and hopefully I can keep that going after I get back from the GP for Monday night."

9:40pm

Reaction to come

9:11pm

FINAL SCORE: Robins 56 Eagles 36

9:08pm

Heat 15: Batchelor, Pedersen, Michelsen, North; 68.21 – 3-3 (56-36)

Batchelor is clear and gone as North just loses out in a really good battle at the back for the final point.

8:59pm

Batchelor, North, Michelsen, Pedersen for heat 15

8:57pm

Heat 14: Morris, Garrity, Kylmakorpi, Halsey; 69.57 - 5-1 (53-33)

All the points are secure as the Robins pair win from the gate.

8:53pm

Heat 13: Batchelor, Pedersen, Andersen, Michelsen; 68.05 – 4-2 (48-32)

Batchelor comes out on top in a tough turn one, with Hans initially with him before falling behind Pedersen.

8:49pm

Heat 12: North, Greaves, Lahti, Halsey; 67.90 - 5-1 (44-30)

North wins by a mile as Greaves rides a superb race to beat Lahti, outstanding.

8:43pm

Heat 11: Pedersen, Gustafsson, Kylmakorpi tac, Batchelor R; 67.74 - 2-5 (39-29)

Kylmakorpi goes in black and white and after disposing of Batchelor at the back he can’t beat a fast Gustafsson for second.

8:40pm

Kylmakorpi goes in black and white
 

8:31pm

Time for some more track grading, following which, I imagine Joonas Kylmakorpi will emerge in black and white.

8:30pm

Heat 10: North, Michelsen, Andersen, Woodward; 67.31 – 4-2 (37-24)

North goes from last to first in the space of the opening lap to take the win, with Woodward caught by Andersen on the line.

8:26pm

Heat nine: Garrity, Jacobs, Greaves, Halsey; 68.99 - 4-2 (33-22)
After an unsatisfactory start in the first staging, Garrity wins from the tapes as Greaves passes Halsey for third.

8:21pm

Red lights on for an unsatisfactory start. All four back

8:18pm

Heat eight: Lahti, Morris, Woodward, Gustafsson; 68.24 - 2-4 (29-20)

A great move from Morris sees him round Woodward but he can’t catch Lahti.

8:08pm

Heat seven: North, Kylmakorpi, Garrity, Jacobs; 69.19 - 4-2 (27-16)

The hosts briefly hold a 5-1 but Garrity is passed by Kylmakorpi.

8:03pm

Heat six: Michelsen, Gustafsson, Pedersen (tac) Morris; 67.15 - 2-5 (23-14)

Pedersen goes in black and white but, after gating alongside Michelsen, is passed by Gustafsson on the first back straight.

8:00pm

Bjarne Pedersen on a tactical in the next one.

7:59pm

Heat five: Batchelor, Andersen, Kylmakorpi, Woodward; 66.61 - 5-1 (21-9)

The Robins top two take it from the gate.

7:55pm

7:54pm

Really good start from the Robins, including some decent gates which has been rare of late.

7:53pm

We've got the tractors out for the first round of grading, which thankfully isn't as frequent as at Eastbourne on Monday night.

7:50pm

Heat four: Morris, Greaves, Lahti, Halsey; 68.46 - 5-1 (16-8)

Both Robins make the gate and stay close to one another, with Morris taking the win.

7:46pm

Heat three: Batchelor, Michelsen, Woodward, Gustafsson; 66.37 – 3-3 (11-7)

Batchelor makes the gate and runs away.

7:41pm

Heat two: Garrity, Jacobs, Greaves, Halsey; 67.55 – 4-2 (8-4)

Garrity makes the get and wins while Greaves shows got composure to pass Halsey.

7:40pm

Heat one: Andersen, Pedersen, North, Lahti; 66.58 – 4-2 (4-2)

Andersen makes a superb jump before North passes Lahti on lap two. He sets about Pedersen but no way through.

7:33pm

Introductions done and we're almost ready for heat one.

7:29pm

A few drops of rain in the air. They need to move on.

7:28pm

The visitors are without Lewis Blackbird, who broke his leg last week, meaning Joe Jacobs takes his place.

7:26pm

Parade is done and we're currently having a message from the mayor of Swindon, who is tonight's special guest.
 

7:25pm

Hans his wearing his old Robins suit tonight. Nice touch.

7:25pm

Steve Worrall is also missing, and was due to ride in the Premier League for Edinburgh, but that meeting was rained off.

He's been replaced by Jason Garrity.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PHOTO: Colin Burnett - Heat one action with Rebels' riders Jason Doyle (left) and Stefan Neilsen (right)

7:21pm

The hosts will again be without Peter Kildemand following his crash in Poland on Sunday, with fprmer Swindon skipper Hans Andersen the guest replacement tonight.

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

HANS ANDERSEN HAS REPLACED PETER KILDEMAND

7:19pm

It's dark here in north Swindon but the rain is staying away for now.

These two sides met on Monday, with the Eagles running out 53-40 winners so the Robins are out for revenge.

7:16pm

Good evening and welcome to Blunsdon for the Robins' home clash with Eastbourne.

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7:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

J.Wood says...

This will be interesting, no Kilderman or Worrall
This will be interesting, no Kilderman or Worrall J.Wood
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Bristols says...

J.Wood wrote:
This will be interesting, no Kilderman or Worrall
But we did have DAK !!!! well done and congratulations the Rockin Robins. Nice One .
[quote][p][bold]J.Wood[/bold] wrote: This will be interesting, no Kilderman or Worrall[/p][/quote]But we did have DAK !!!! well done and congratulations the Rockin Robins. Nice One . Bristols
  • Score: 1

10:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

mikeinwanborough says...

Shame the meeting was so poorly attended, after the management put on various things for us e.g. Charlie-Anne. Simon struggled a bit, but overall this was a good, solid performance and a good choice of guests. Hans did what was needed in his first couple of rides and Jason was an able replacement for Stevie. Another great effort from Nathan and Dak, and nice to see Troy back to form, and an improvement from Nick. I am sure we will make the play-offs, as long as week maintain 'fortress Blunsdon' , but I am concerned that Kings Lynn will avoid us, and we'll be left to face Pole in the semis, and I don't think we'll fare any better than last year.
Shame the meeting was so poorly attended, after the management put on various things for us e.g. Charlie-Anne. Simon struggled a bit, but overall this was a good, solid performance and a good choice of guests. Hans did what was needed in his first couple of rides and Jason was an able replacement for Stevie. Another great effort from Nathan and Dak, and nice to see Troy back to form, and an improvement from Nick. I am sure we will make the play-offs, as long as week maintain 'fortress Blunsdon' , but I am concerned that Kings Lynn will avoid us, and we'll be left to face Pole in the semis, and I don't think we'll fare any better than last year. mikeinwanborough
  • Score: 2

11:01pm Thu 14 Aug 14

morris 1 says...

Good effort by all - well done
Good effort by all - well done morris 1
  • Score: 0

11:32pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

Need to get young Greaves signed up this kid looks a different rider and the progress is awesome. Few weeks ago he could not stay on his bike yet now he is beating riders like Timo Lahti and twice just to rub it in. Great win tonight good guest and Dakota North has silenced his critics I believe with some consistent scoring and was magnificent tonight. Need decent guest next week but only Poole and KL not riding Monday but have much more choice against Kings Lynn Thursday with rest of teams not riding I would plump for Magic or Schlien at Coventry and Wolves Pawlicki on Thursday.
Need to get young Greaves signed up this kid looks a different rider and the progress is awesome. Few weeks ago he could not stay on his bike yet now he is beating riders like Timo Lahti and twice just to rub it in. Great win tonight good guest and Dakota North has silenced his critics I believe with some consistent scoring and was magnificent tonight. Need decent guest next week but only Poole and KL not riding Monday but have much more choice against Kings Lynn Thursday with rest of teams not riding I would plump for Magic or Schlien at Coventry and Wolves Pawlicki on Thursday. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

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