WOLVES HUNT DOWN GLORY AGAINST ROBINS
A wounded Wolf Pack overcame the soaring Swindon Robins, seeing the team pull together for a 53-37 home win.
Wolves were left without their captain, Rory Schlein, and hardworking reserve, Nathan Greaves, as they were both recovering from injury. This saw the side run rider replacement at number one and book Birmingham Brummie, Tom Bacon, for Greaves. However, on the other side of the pits, the Robins were at full strength from one to seven.
The home side managed to bag two consecutive 5-1’s in heats one and two, with heat wins coming from Kyle Howarth and Ashley Morris. Sam Masters also continued his form around Monmore Green when he fought off Adam Ellis to take the win of heat three. Heat four saw Swindon’s first win of the night. Nick Morris was the man who defeated Jacob Thorssell and Bacon, yet still failed to gain a heat advantage in favour of the away side.
In heat five, Swindon’s Team Manager, Alun Rossiter, made the huge decision to use his tactical substitute early on, bringing Nick Morris out to pair up with Troy Batchelor. But unfortunately, the Aussie duo of Batchelor and Morris failed to gain a heat advantage, scoring only a 3-3. Heats six to ten brought Wolves Den delight as the West Midlands side managed to score a 5-1, two 4-2’s and two 3-3’s, seeing them storm ahead with an advantage of 18 points.
Thorssell continued his winning streak after dropping a point to Nick Morris in his first ride, a spectacular heat ten saw the Swede ride the boards to squeeze past Musielak and take the win for his absent struck side. Jonas B Andersen also took his turn of heat wins, beating Ellis and Wajtknecht in heat twelve.
By the end of heat fourteen, Wolves were leading by 20 points as they headed into the prestigious heat fifteen. Peter Adams put Wolves’ best foot forward with Sam Masters and Jacob Thorssell lining up in the final heat. Rossiter selected Tobiasz Musielak and Nick Morris for the away side, as the Robins were eager to get the first heat advantage of the night. The Swindon duo out-gated the Wolves pairing and secured a 5-1 to reduce their deficit from 20 points to 16.
Wolverhampton Wolves sit just four points off table toppers, Somerset Rebels, yet are down in fifth. The Swindon Robins slide down to fourth place, just three points off the top of the table, proving that the play off places this season are unpredictable...