Poole took the advantage, albeit the narrowest possible, from this first leg semi-final in a meeting that pitched two well balanced sides against each other.
Vaclav Milik won the European U21 Championship in Rybnik, Poland with a perfect 15 point maximum on Saturday night.
GREG HANCOCK's second place in the Scandinavian Grand Prix gives him a 12 point lead in the championship race with just one round remaining, but the big talking point of the Stockholm meeting was the return to form of Poland's Jaroslaw Hampel who claimed top stpot with a 21 point maximum.
Poole's stand-in captain Maciej Janowski, finished runners-up in the Elite League Riders' Championship at King's Lynn on Thursday to give himself a confident fillip ahead of the Pirates' first playoff meeting on Monday night at the same venue, King's Lynn.
Poole duo Maciej Janowski and Vaclav Milik could benefit tonight from some pre-play-off practice at King's Lynn when they line-up in the Elite League Riders' Championship (7.30pm)
With King's Lynn failing in their quest for a draw at Belle Vue tonight (Monday), the Pirates have been confirmed as top of the table finishers and earned the right to choose their play-off semi-final opponents.
Maciej Janowski is on the cusp of being in the 2015 Grand Prix Series after scoring 11 points in the Lonigo-staged GP Challenge.
Poole have suffered a further blow ahead of the championship deciding play-offs, which begin on Monday week, with Josh Grajczonek sustaining a suspected broken collar-bone during the latter stages of the Premier League Riders' championship on Sunday evening.
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