Robins slay the Wolves

Nick Morris and Hans Andersen lead the way



Copy from Swindon Robins.

SWINDON made their long-awaited return to home action on Thursday evening with a stunning Elite League victory against Wolverhampton.
The Abbey Stadium regulars hadn’t seen their heroes in action since defeating Peterborough a month ago, but it was almost worth the long wait as the twenty-seven-point victory helps close the gap on leaders Poole.

Nick Morris and Hans Andersen lead the way

Simon Stead and Troy Batchelor

Troy Batchelor had one of his best nights of the year so far with a superb 14 point score and Peter Kildemand continued his excellent campaign with 11+3. There was also good support from Hans Andersen (11) and Jason Doyle (10+1).
The Robins were always in control leading from the very first race with a 5-1 from Nick Morris and Andersen, and almost before the visitors could draw breath they had quickly moved into a 17-7 lead.
Freddie Lindgren’s double-point win for Wolves in Heat 5 did momentarily stop the onslaught, but another maximum from the Andersen and Morris pairing in Heat 6 saw Alun Rossiter’s men go further ahead.

Doyle and Morris then registered a 4-2 in Heat 8, and by the time Batchelor and Simon Stead cruised to another five-pointer in Heat 9 – defeating Rory Schlein whilst out as a tactical ride – the match was as good as over.
Swindon continued to keep up the pressure even when the match was already won and completed a good night’s work with Batchelor and Kildemand’s last race 5-1 meaning they broke the sixty-point barrier for the first time at home this year.

SWINDON 60: Troy Batchelor 14, Peter Kildemand 11+3, Hans Andersen 11, Jason Doyle 10+1, Simon Stead 7+2, Nick Morris 5+2, Ashley Birks 2+1
WOLVERHAMPTON 33: Freddie Lindgren 13, Ty Proctor 8+1, Kenny Ingalls 5+1, Thomas Jorgensen 4, Rory Schlein 3+1, Lukasz Sowka 0, Robert Miskowiak R/R.