Thursday September 04, 2014
A severely depleted Wolverhampton side slipped to a heavy 59-36 away defeat against the Swindon Robins.

The Parrys International Wolves went into the meeting with just one of their regular team members due to a number of fixture clashes and injuries.

The patched up visitors were always going to face a stern test and despite their best efforts, they never really had an answer to the play-off chasing Robins.

It was a tough night for the Monmore Green outfit, who managed to register just two heat advantages all night- one of which came in a 6-3 tactical ride race.

The ever reliable Cameron Woodward top scored for the Wolves with 13+1 with fellow Eastbourne rider Timo Lahti also scoring a well deserved nine points.

It was a mixed night for Justin Sedgmen who picked up one race win on his way to six points, whilst Michael Palm-Toft picked up four last places and one heat victory to finish with three points.

Youngster Max Clegg endured a difficult night, but he did manage to get the better of National League team-mate Nathan Greaves in heat nine to pick up third place.

Lone Wolf Tom Perry had an up and down night with two second places and two lasts and the stand-in skipper admits tonight’s meeting was just as tough as the team expected.

“When you’re missing the majority of your whole team it’s always going to be tough,” he said.

“The team put in a really good performance at Poole last night and if we could have come to Swindon at full strength then things may have been different.

“But we, unfortunately, couldn’t do anything about the situation and the six of us that did ride gave it our best but Swindon were just too strong for us.

“It’s been a tough year for everyone involved in the club and it’s a shame our season is going to end so early.

“We move onto the Eastbourne meeting on Monday now though and we want to finish our home campaign on a positive note by going out with a win.”

SWINDON 59: Nick Morris 12+1, Simon Gustafsson 11, Peter Kildemand 10+2, Dakota North 8+2, Steve Worrall 8, Troy Batchelor 7+1, Nathan Greaves 3+1.

WOLVERHAMPTON 36: Cameron Woodward 13+1, Timo Lahti 9, Justin Sedgmen 6, Tom Perry 4, Michael Palm-Toft 3, Max Clegg 1+1.

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