Robins soar over Lakeside
Batchelor wins four races out of five for visitors
Last Updated: June 19, 2012 12:15pm
Swindon Robins shocked Lakeside Hammers 53-36 at Arena Essex Raceway to move up to second place in the Sky Sports Elite League.
RESULTS AND SCORERS:
Peter Karlsson 10, Robert Mear 9+1, Kauko Nieminen 7+1, Davey Watt 5, Richie Worrall 3+1, Kim Nilsson 2+2, Lee Richardson r/r
Troy Batchelor 14, Jason Doyle 13+2, Hans Andersen 11+2, Peter Kildemand 6, Robin Aspegren 3+1, Simon Stead 3+1, Nick Morris 3
Fredrik Lindgren 15, Ricky Wells 12+2, Robert Miskowiak 11+1, Adam Roynon 9+2, Ty Proctor 3, Pontus Aspgren 1, Tai Woffinden r/r
BELLE VUE 42
Artur Mroczka 16+1, Craig Cook 8+1, AlesDryml 7+2, Rory Schlein 6, Mark Lemon 4+1, Renat Gafurov1, Patrick Hougaard r/r
This was expected to be a close meeting between the two play-off contenders, but the visitors raced away to a comfortable victory over the closing stages.
The teams were locked at 27-27 after nine heats but Troy Batchelor's third and fourth wins of the night helped the Robins soar clear.
Peter Karlsson rode well to hand Batchelor his only defeat in the final heat of the night, but that was of little consolation to a well-beaten Hammers outfit.
Batchelor finished with 14 points, while Karlsson top-scored for the hosts with 10.
Delighted Swindon manager Alun Rossiter told Sky Sports: "Looking at that preformance tonight, that is what this team is all about... all of them chipping in.
"I am really delighted for everyone tonight. That was a great team performance and to beat second in the league, that really is pretty special. This is a hard track to come to."
Wolverhampton Wolves gained revenge over Belle Vue with a 51-42 win at Monmore Green.
Wolves had been beaten by the bottom club in Manchester seven days earlier but Freddie Lindgren's 15 point haul helped them to all three points.
The Swedish Grand Prix star was only denied a maximum with a nasty fall in heat 10.
Wolves reserve Ricky Wells was in brilliant form with paid 14, whilst Robert Miskowiak also hit double figures.
Artur Mroczka continued his brilliant form for Belle Vue with paid 17.
Said Lindgren: "I think the reserves were the key, Ricky Wells was superb."