What an advert this was for good action speedway as the teams third and first in the league were equal matches for each other, and there was a touch of irony in that the Rider of the Night was a Poole reserve - ironic because it is in that department where the Stars have been head and shoulders above the rest of the league this season.
Vaclav Milik scored 13 points and finished second to Piotr Pawlicki (brother of Poole's Przemyslaw) in the opening round of three of the World U21 championship finals.
Pirates came away empty-handed from Eastbourne reflecting on what might have been had they not incurred so many falls on a night they went down by a score of 40-50.
WITH deep regret the British Speedway Promoters' Association can confirm the closure of Birmingham Brummies with immediate effect.
DARCY WARD's British GP debut yielded 14 points, a bronze medal and a move to third place in the standings behind the series top two performers Greg Hancock (winner) and Tai Woffinden (second).
Poole plundered another away league point from their visit to Swindon and in the process moved to level points with second placed Lakeside in the Elite league table, courtesy of a captain's inning response by Darcy Ward.
Poole crept to within a point of second place Lakeside with an emphatic 57-37 home win over Belle Vue as reserve Kyle Newman made an emphatic statement on his return from injury.
Just 5 years after sustaining a life threatening horror crash which left him in a coma for three days, Poole born Brendan Johnson will realise one of his dreams when he lines up for the Pirates on Wednesday night against the Belle Vue Aces.
2014 has been barren in Manchester as far as league points are concerned for the Poole Coastal Aluminium Pirates as they struggled to find any answers to the Belle Vue Aces for the second time this season.
As part of the fund raising ventures of reigning world champion Tai Woffinden on behalf of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, Poole Speedway will be hosting a collection tonight (2nd July) when the world champ himself is in town.
Season Starts March 2018 (for 2017 table click here)