POOLE boss Matt Ford has made an early move into the team planning business for the 2018 season.
The Volvo Cars Poole Pirates ended their six-match loss sequence which included five home losses, but beating the club they last won against, Wolverhampton.
Poole slumped to a club record breaking sequence of successive home defeats as they were beaten for the fifth time in as many meetings at Wimborne Road, equalling their fourth biggest home league defeat following their 30-60 thumping against the all-firing Rye House Rockets.
POOLE welcome back Australian youngster BRADY KURTZ for their home meeting this week when they host the visit of the Rye House Rockets.
Poole were unable to replicate their achievements of three weeks earlier when they had become the first team in 16 meetings to beat the Wolves, but they didn't go down without a fight.
A former Poole rider was amongs the number of fans disappointed that the weather put paid to the hopes of speedway racing at Wimborne Road, but Ron Preston was treated to a night of hospitality from Poole boss Matt Ford.
Due to the inclement weather forecast for Wednesday (2nd August) an early decision has been made to postpone the scheduled fixture between Poole and Belle Vue.
Title-favourites Belle Vue showed their pedigree with a convincing 28-point victory over the struggling Pirates, restricting their visitors to just one race winner.
The final chapter of the Volvo Cars Poole Pirates effectively begins this week as they face home and away contests with league leaders Belle Vue Aces, beginning on Monday with a trip to the National Stadium.
For the second time in the matter of 8 days the Swindon Robins gave the Pirates a lesson in gating as the Wiltshire club picked up an untroubled three league points and on the back of their eight straight victory move into second place and leave Poole anchored in fourth place in the table.
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