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After their outstanding victory at Coventry on Monday night took them to the top of the Elite league table, the Poole Pirates will now face a rare Wednesday night away trip to basement club Leicester back in second place, after King's Lynn regained top spot with a convincing home win over Lakeside (59-35) on Tuesday.
Same week, different cast, better conditions, and all-round improved performance saw Poole avenge for their 9 point defeat sustained on Monday with a near-win of their own. Instead it It was the fourth time this season the Dorset side have drawn away and just as happened at Leicester they saw a victory denied them due to a calamitous last heat.
Stand-in skipper Maciej Janowski produced a true captain's innings as the Pirates staged their own version of the "Great Escape" to claim a 48-42 win on the night against a gallant Wolverhampton side.
It took Poole 12 heats before they could edge ahead in this meeting on a night when the only home race winners were Janowski (4), reserve Kyle Newman (2) and the highly entertaining guest Lewis Bridger (2) whilst the visitors chose their cover riders most astutely with Chris Harris and Rory Schlein serving them well whilst Lasse Bjerre was supporting the scorers by making some jet-propelled starts to make things as difficult as possible for the Pirates who are still chasing that top spot in the league table.
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