Poole Pirates managed to find a late rally to secure another three league points with a heat to spare as they eventually fought off a resilient Wolverhampton side that kept countering their heat scores. And, with skipper Darcy Ward taking a heavy fall in the first running of the final heat the Poole faithful were grateful that Vaclav Milik's heat 14 win supported by Kyle Newman's third place had put the meeting beyond the reach of the Midlanders.
Poole Coastal Aluminium Pirates consolidatded their third place standing in the Elite league by picking up 2 away points for a draw against Sussex rivals Eastbourne.
DARCY WARD missed out on reaching the Grand Final in Copenhagen after scoring 8 points from his qualifying heats to finish as one of the top 8 scorers on the night. As a semi-finalist Ward missed the chance of progressing to the final when hs 2013 Pirate team-mate, evergreen Greg Hancock foiled every attempt the Poole skipper made to try and improve on his third place.
The lastest member of the Holder dynasty enjoyed a spin-out at Wimborne Road on Wednesday night as Jack Holder enjoyed a couple of after-meeting practice laps.
Ahead of tonight's Elite league clash with Birmingham Brummies, the Rider Equipment Fund will present a cheque for £500 to Josh Grajczonek who makes his first appearance back at Wimborne Road since his injury sustained whilst guesting for the Brummies last month. Clive Dixon, on behalf of the REF will make the presentation
BELEAGURED Birmingham Brummies were shown no mercy by a Poole side that saw their returning Polish pair of Przemyslaw Pawlicki and Maciej Janowski both unbeaten throughout the duration of this Elite league fixture which came on a harrowing day for the second city club
Poole's polestars Maciej Janowski and Przemyslaw Pawlicki are both just 5 rides away from a place of right in the 2015 Grand Prix series after successfully negotiatiing their qualifying rounds on Saturday.
Speedway fans can enjoy a night of excitement at Wimborne Road at heavily discounted prices as the Poole management offer one of their 'special rates' evenings.
Without their points plundering pair of Poles, Maciej Janowski and Przemyslaw Pawlicki due to PZM start permissions not being granted in view of their world championship qualifying engagements this week the makeshift Pirates were already facing a tough task against a Coventry side anxious to displace them in the league table standings.
Season Starts March 2018 (for 2017 table click here)