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.
Poole's scheduled visit to Swindon on Thursday 23rd July has been brought forward to Monday 13th July for a featured Sky TV meeting
Having salvaged a point from their visit to Manchester on Monday night after leading for much of the meeting, the Pirates head east to face another stern test at King's Lynn on Wednesday (July 1st).
Poole Ready Power Pirates had to be content with a solitary league point from their first visit of the season to Belle Vue despite opening strongly and leading for much of the meeting.
Kacper Gomolski claimed his place in this year's GP Challenge which will be held in his native Poland on September 5th.
Pirate Dakota North scored 7 points on Saturday in a GP qualifier in Riga.
The Poole Ready Power Pirates regroup for two very tough away matches in the coming week with visits to Belle Vue (Monday) and King's Lynn (Wednesday) as they face another week without a home fixture.
Poole were displaced at the top of the Elite League on Monday night when Coventry Bees secured an away draw at Belle Vue.
An industrious performance from the Ready Power Pirates earned them the bragging rights over their closest rivals Coventry in a high fuelled speedway affair as Poole moved three points clear at the top of the Elite league.
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.
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