Poole extended their unbeaten home form to 14 matches as they turned round a four point deficit to run-out convincing winners by 53-39 against the Lakeside Hammers.
Poole opened their league title defence with maximum points against a Swindon side thwarted by injury. The Robins lost the services of the three riders during the course of the evening and the Bank Holiday Monday fixture was abandoned after 13 completed heats due to lack of emergency cover.
This morning's planned Elite league opener meeting against Swindon M&S Van Rental Robins has been postponed due to a waterlogged track and continued morning rain. Tonight's return at Swindon currently remains on
FRIDAY night's Elite League match at Abbey Stadium between Swindon and Poole has been postponed because of a waterlogged track. It will be restaged on Monday April 6, 4.30pm whilst today's morning fixture has been scheduled for Wednesday 29th July.
Poole Ready Power Pirates will be hoping that it will be a case of them being the 'early bird' on Friday morning and not opponents Swindon Robins when they begin the defence of their Elite league title at 11am.
Defending league champions Poole ReadyPower Pirates have moved to bring back Josh Grajczonek on a temporary basis following the injury to fellow Australian Dave Watt.
Poole's talisman Dave Watt has suffered a broken foot and ligament damage whilst racing in Poland on Sunday.
It was honours even as Somerset produced two maximum heat advantages in the last three heats to peg back the Poole 'Select' in this challenge contest.
Poole Ready Power Pirates retained the Elite Shield despite their 46-43 defeat at King's Lynn and losing the services of number one Chris Holder with a wrist injury.
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