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NEXT ACTION: POOLE v SWINDON - WEDNESDAY 19 JULY

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NEXT ACTION: POOLE v SWINDON - WEDNESDAY 19 JULY

18th July 2017

Two sides that have already posted valuable Premiership points this week meet at Wimborne Road on Wednesday with Swindon Robins providing the opposition to the Volvo Cars Poole Pirates.

Whilst Poole were strengthening their hold on third place with a victory at Wolverhampton on Monday, the Robins were finishing with a flourish at Leicester to claim the narrowest of 45-46 triumphs moving themselves into a play-off position.

Having tasted victory at Wirmborne Road already this season the Wiltshire side will arrive at Poole on the back of five straight wins whilst Poole have lost their previous two home matches.

Pirates' number one Krzysztof Kasprzak has come further under fire as he struggles to find the form believed of him but there have been no such qualms for new boys Richie Worall and Timo Lahti, both of whom flourished at Wolves.

"Hopefully the Poole fans will show their tremendous appreciation for Timo who had a solid enough debut for us and Richie continued to progress and as Promoter I cannot ask for any more than that.  I think it is fair to believe that Swindon will be well geared up for this meeting and that means we need to be on our number one game and give our fans something  to cheer. "

"They have come up trumps with the form of David Bellego and Bradley Wilson-Dean, whilst I see that Tobias Musielak was on fire at Leicester and with Nick Morris having scored well here I am under no doubt that they can make life difficult for us."

 

The Pirates received news from James Shanes after he was forced to withdraw on Monday with a hand injury, confirming that nothing had been broken but he had pulled the ligaments although The Puddletown Powerhouse was insistent he would be taking his place in the Pirates' reserve berth,  whilst Swindon who welcome back Jason Doyle after a foot injury, will also be hoping Adam Ellis sufficiently recovers from the arm injury he sustained in heat 9 at Leicester.

 

Teams (from)

Poole - Hans Andersen (Capt), Jack Holder, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Timo Lahti, Richie Worrall, James Shanes (if fit), Paul Starke -Team manager Neil Middleditch

Swindon - David Bellego, Jason Doyle (Capt), Nick Morris, Tobias Musielak, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Adam Ellis, Zach Wajtknecht  - Team manager Alun Rossiter

League table

                       
                       
Pos  Club  M W D L 4W 3W D 1L L Pts
1 Swindon 28 11 1 2 5 3 0 3 3 66
2 Wolverhampton 28 13 0 1 4 1 0 5 4 63
3 Belle Vue 28 10 1 3 3 4 0 3 4 58
4 Poole 28 8 0 6 3 2 3 2 4 50
5 Rye House 28 12 0 2 1 2 0 2 9 48
6 Somerset 28 7 1 6 0 3 0 1 10 32
7 King's Lynn 28 5 0 9 1 3 0 1 9 29
8 Leicester 28 6 1 7 0 1 1 3 9 27

Final Standings (champions to be determined via play-offs)

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