Robins lose ground
Swindon held by King's Lynn
Last Updated: July 20, 2012 2:32pm
Niels Kristian Iversen: Helped King's Lynn to draw
Second placed Swindon Robins lost ground on leaders Poole Pirates after being held to a shock draw by King's Lynn Stars.
Poole only just overcame Belle Vue on Wednesday, but Swindon failed to close the gap back to three points as they picked up just one point at the Abbey Stadium.
RESULTS AND SCORERS:
Dawid Lampart 9+2, Hans Andersen 8+1, Troy Batchelor 8, Peter Kildemand 7+1, Simon Stead 7, Adam Roynon 5, Nick Morris 1
KING'S LYNN 45
Niels-Kristian Iversen 12, Maciej Janowski 11, Mads Korneliussen 8+2, Daniel Nermark 8, Matuesz Szczepaniak 4, Cory Gathercole 2+1, Kevin Wolbert 0
Krzysztof Buczkowski 11+1, Norbert Kosciuch 10+2, Kenneth Bjerre 9+1, Linus Sundstrom 7+1, Michael Jepsen Jensen 7, Olly Allen 1, Richard Lawson 1
Fredrik Lindgren 12, Robert Miskowiak 10, Tai Woffinden 7, Ty Proctor 6+1, Thomas Jorgensen 6, Kenny Ingalls 3+2
King's Lynn were the better team for much of the match and led after 13 heats with Niels Kristian Iversen and former Swindon riders Maciej Janowski and Mads Korneliussen in good form.
But a 5-1 in Heat 14 from Troy Batchelor and new signing Dawid Lampart put Swindon ahead.
However, the home side could not hold on for a dramatic win as they conceded a 4-2 in the final heat with Iversen winning and Janowski getting the better of Hans Andersen for third.
Robins boss Alun Rossiter said: "We had a lot of problems with bikes and so on, and in the end I'm quite pleased to get a draw because at one stage I couldn't see us getting that.
"Credit to King's Lynn, we knew it was going to be ultra-tough because of the way Iversen is going, and with Mads and Magic back here, so chuck in Daniel Nermark going well and they gave us problems.
"We know what we've got to work on, but at least we didn't lose the match and we'll now move on and see what we can do in a couple of away matches."
Peterborough came from behind to claim a last gap 46-44 win over Wolverhampton at the East of England Showground.
The Panthers' play-off hopes remain in-tact after they crept to the win, having been behind from the first heat all the way to heat 13 - when they claimed a 5-1 through Krzysztof Buczkowski and Kenneth Bjerre.
That was enough for The Panthers as two 3-3s followed as they closed to within four points of fifth placed King's Lynn.
Poles Buczkowski and Norbert Kosciuch were Peterborough's top performers with double figures. Fredrik Lindgren and Robert Miskowiak were Wolves' top scorers as they came up just short.