Swindon claim away draw
Robins hit back late on to peg back King's Lynn
Last Updated: 24/07/12 11:04am
The Swindon Robins fought back for an away draw, grabbing a 45-45 result against the King's Lynn Stars at the Norfolk Arena.
The home side forged ahead early on following a 4-2 opening win, an advantage they held until the 15th heat of the meet.
Young Polish rider Maciej Janowski was superb for King's Lynn with three wins, although he also he also took a battering on the night.
RESULTS AND SCORERS:
Freddie Lindgren 12, Ty Proctor 8+1, Tai Woffinden 7, Robert Miskowiak 7, Ricky Wells 5+2, Matej Kus 2, Jacob Thorssell 1+1
Kenni Larsen 10, Scott Nicholls 9+2, Chris Harris 8+1, Adam Roynon 6+2, Cameron Heeps 6+1, Edward Kennett 4, Aaron Summers 4
KING'S LYNN 45
Mateusz Szczepaniak 14+2, Niels-Kristian Iversen 13, Maciej Janowski 8, Kevin Wolbert 4+1, Ulrich Ostergaard 4+1, Mads Korneliussen 2+1, Daniel Nermark 0
Lasse Bjerre 11, Peter Kildemand 9+1, Troy Batchelor 9, Jason Doyle 6+2, Simon Stead 5+2, Hans Andersen 4, Dawid Lampart 1+1
BELLE VUE 40
Craig Cook 13+1, Patrick Hougaard 11, Rory Schlein 9, Mark Lemon 6, Ales Dryml 3+2, Renat Gafurov 1+1
Krzysztof Kasprzak 13, Chris Holder 11+1, Ludvig Lindgren 8+2, Darcy Ward 8+1, Ricky Kling 5, Dennis Andersson 4, Kyle Howarth 3+1
The Stars took control in heat 10 when a Niels-Kristian Iversen and Mateusz Szczepaniak one-two saw the home side move 33-27 in front.
However, the Robins' 5-1 result two heats later enabled the visitors to close the gap once again to two points, Lasse Bjerre and Simon Stead who finished in first and second as Swindon set up a grandstand finish.
The Robin trailed by two points going into the last heat, but Peter Kildemand's first-place finish and Troy Batchelor securing third spot meant they squared up the contest.
Despite the draw, Swindon boss Alun Rossiter was fuming with referee Christina Turnbull.
Rossiter said: "I'm not going to talk about the referee because I would rather focus on the racing itself.
"There is no point me wasting my breath on the refereeing decisions, just to say I am very proud of my riders and the way they kept pushing hard in a very tough meeting."
And it was a good night away sides all over on Monday, as both leaders Poole Pirates and Coventry Bees tasted victory on the road.
Poole claimed an impressive 52-40 win at bottom of the table Belle Vue, which increases their lead at the top of the table.
Craig Cook did his best for the home side with paid 14, but Poole were just too string with their recent signing Krzysztof Kasprzak beaten just once on his way to 13.
Belle Vue boss Jim Lynch said: "It was a very frustrating night when not much worked out for us. But Craig Cook was a bright spot with another fine display."
Coventry also tasted victory as secured their first Elite League away win of the season with a dramatic comeback at local rivals Wolverhampton.
The Bees trailed by eight points after four races at Monmore Green but battled their way back into contention as the meeting moved into its closing stages before grabbing the win.
Manager Blayne Scroggins said: "The boys dug in and did what they were asked, and I'm proud of them. We're delighted to win here, and maybe that will turn the corner for all of them.
"They all chipped in, I suppose it was always in the back of my mind that something might go wrong and although it wasn't quite all four points it's still a really good result.
"Cameron has been going well in the Premier League and the National League, and he was the best of the bunch we could bring in. He did more than I was expecting - he was brilliant, and his ride with Kenni in Heat 14 won us the meeting."