December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
It’s reached last chance saloon for Lakeside as they go in search of maximum points at Swindon Robins to reach the Elite League play-offs tonight.
It has been a four-way shootout between themselves, Poole Pirates, Peterborough Panthers and King’s Lynn Stars for the final play-off spot with Poole the current holders of the vital fourth position
They do so after their 35-28 win over Belle Vue in controversial fashion, with the track at Kirkmanshulme Lane well below par, and hence abandoned after 10 heats, with the result standing.
And only a win by seven points or more will do for Neil Vatcher’s side at the Abbey Stadium with the meeting being quickly re-arranged following Monday’s postponement due to a waterlogged track.
Chris Harris was originally booked as a guest for the Hammers, and will still fill the role of number one Peter Karlsson, who suffered a broken vertebra in the 48-42 win over King’s Lynn on August 28.
Lewis Bridger was in form in Poland on Sunday with a 15 point maximum for Rybnik, though the Brit was struggling with a foot injury picked up in the 47-43 victory, though it set to ride through the pain barrier.
Swindon will be without Nick Morris, who is riding for his Premier League side Somerset, with rider replacement facility being operated, though reserve Kyle Howarth is available after missing the scheduled Monday meeting while riding for Workington in their abandoned Premier League meeting with Edinburgh.
Swindon: Andersen, Kennett, Kildemand, Morris R/R, Batchelor, Birks, Howarth.
Lakeside: Harris, Ulamek R/R, Swiderski, Bridger, Watt, Nelson, Lawson.
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.