Poole picked up a consolation point on their mini-away tour first leg on Monday night at Belle Vue, a result that confirmed the Aces as top spot finishers ahead of the crucial play-offs
The 'ReadyPower' Pirates eclipsed the Stars with another 60 plus score as they saw out their regular league programme and move to within one point of second placed Wolverhampton in the latest table, with two away matches to complete.
The 'ReadyPower' Pirates have been given an eve-of-meeting boost as Chris Holder has been declared fit to return to action after damaging his wrist on Sunday in Poland.
As results goes this 6 point defeat at Wolverhampton was one of the surprises of the season as few expected the short-handed Pirates to run the Wolves quite so close.
The ReadyPower Pirates are in track action again on Monday but will do so without any of their top THREE riders.
The Pirates put a bit of a squeeze on Mark Lemon' Aces and showed their "bounceback-ability" by returning to winning ways against the league leaders to not only gain three league points but a big confidence boost after their disappointing Bank Holiday performances.
The 'ReadyPower' Pirates just couldn't find that all important breakthrough against the league leaders Belle Vue that might have gained them a consolation point, as they went down by 8 points in the first of their two Bank Holiday meetings.
The Pirates' Bank Holiday blues extended into their evening contest at Leicester where they came away pointless making it a fruitless day for the Pirates.
Season Starts March 2018 (for 2017 table click here)