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.
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
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