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If facing a side unbeaten at home was not a stern test in itself then losing the services of a key rider of the capabilities of Chris Holder before a wheel had been turned and then falling 10 points behind in the space of the first five heats was simply making things significantly tougher but the Poole Ready Power Pirates suffered the agony of a last heat concession to deny them an unlikely but would have been deserved victory at King's Lynn.
When Poole Ready Power Pirates meet Coventry Bees on Wednesday at Wimborne Road, it will be the fourth clash of the season between these two title favourites and there will certainly be some added spice to the affair with the previous three encounters - two at Coventry and one back in April in Dorset - all ending in away wins.
Some clubs have a Captain Fantastic but in Maciej Janowski the Poole Ready Power Pirates can boast a Captain Phenomenal. The Pole delivered his sixth unbeaten performance since joining the Pirates and his second of the season as he headlined a hugely convincing Pirate showing that took them to the top of the Elite League.
Poole Ready Power Pirates have put themselves within striking distance of top spot in the Elite league and if they can overturn King's Lynn on Wednesday night (3rd June) they will be joint occupants of that position, and supporters are being offered a special £10 admission rate to witness the Pirates' attempts.
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