ROSCO “DISAPPOINTED” WITH VITAL POINT

Monday August 12, 2019
SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter said he was “disappointed” despite grabbing a vital point at Belle Vue.

The CFS Filtration Robins were made to pay for a mid-meeting lapse which allowed the Manchester side to edge ahead in this tough clash.

But a fighting third place from Rasmus Jensen in the last heat, passing Kenneth Bjerre, meant the visitors picked up a point.

Rossiter said: “I’m a bit disappointed really, I think we could have got something a bit more than a point if I’m honest.

“Obviously Toby was a hero last week and then has a night like he had tonight. But this track is so unforgiving and he didn’t have the speed.

“It was important to make good starts and Adam (Ellis) didn’t either. Early on when we had the good gates we didn’t use them as well as we should have done. I am disappointed but a point, I’ll take that.

“I don’t worry too much yet about the big picture. There’s still a while to go and we’ve got a lot of away matches. If we can keep picking up points away and win at home then we’ll be OK.

“As long as we make the Play-Offs and we seem on course for that. If we look at my history with Coventry and other teams it doesn’t matter if you finish top, it’s what happens in the Play-Offs that counts.

“Make the top four and start all over again. The away form worries me a little bit but we are there or thereabouts.”

It was locked together at 18-18 apiece after six heats. But two maximum wins for the Aces in Heats 7 and 8 left the visitors on the back foot.

They immediately hit back with tactical substitute Jason Doyle and Troy Batchelor taking a crucial maximum to halve the deficit.

But a further 5-1 from the home side over the below par Musielak in Heat 12 meant the Robins needed something very special.

However, Belle Vue did enough to hold on until that final heat 4-2 gave Swindon a consolation - a vital point that could turn out to be.

Belle Vue 48: Kenneth Bjerre 10, Max Fricke 9, Steve Worrall 7+1, Dan Bewley 7+1, Jaimon Lidsey 6+1, Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen 5+2, Dimitri Berge 4+2.
Swindon 42: Jason Doyle 15+1, Rasmus Jensen 10, Troy Batchelor 6+1, Ellis Perks 5+1, Adam Ellis 3, Ricky Wells 2, Tobiasz Musielak 1.

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