Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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     Going into the first leg, the Pirates will be looking to contain the home side, before returning to Wimborne Road for the deciding meeting next Monday. Both sides are at full strength, following Nicolai Klindt's "Fit declaration" after his hand injury scare over the weekend, making this a mouth watering prospect.
      Somerset have already beaten the Pirates at the Oak Tree Arena three times this season, so it is a tough ask for the visitors to buck the trend. However on all previous occasions, Poole have suffered through out of form riders, or non availability. Matt Ford claims that his side are the underdogs for the tie, but lets not forget it's aggregate that counts.


SOMERSET REBELS                                         46

1. Jason Doyle.............................1, 3, 3, 3, 3...................13
2. Bradley Wilson-Dean.................3, 0, 2, 0.......................5
3. Nico Covatti.............................2, 0, 1', 3......................6+1
4. Richard Lawson........................0, 2, 2, 0.......................4
5. Jack Holder..............................1, 2, 2, 1, 1...................7
6. Jake Allen................................3, 0, 0, 2.......................5
7. Aaron Summers........................1, 3, 1', 1......................6+1


POOLE 'VOLVO CARS' PIRATES                       44

1. Brady Kurtz..............................0, 3, 3, 2, 0...................8
2. Kacper Woryna.........................2, 1, 0, 1.......................4
3. Josh Grajczonek........................3, 3, 1', 2......................9+1
4. Nicolai Klindt............................1, 1, 2, 3, 2....................7
5. Chris Harris..............................2, 2, 3, 0........................7
6. Richie Worrall............................2, 1', 0, Ret...................3+1
7. Frederik Jakobsen......................0, 0, 3, 1.......................4

REFEREE:

Weather: Fine, clear skies. Track in good condition

Toss: Somerset win the toss and choose gates one and three for heat one.

Ht.1     Doyle, Wilson-Dean, KURTZ, WORYNA
Res      Wilson-Dean, WORYNA, Doyle, KURTZ         4-2      4-2
......From the gate, as Wilson-Dean makes the most of the inside gate. Good ride fro Woryna to hold Dole at bay......

Ht.2     Allen, Summers, WORRALL, JAKOBSEN
Res      Allen, WORRALL, Summers, Jakobsen          4-2      8-4
......Worrall gates, but after the first lap, Allen dives under him for the win. Summers holds third but was under pressure all the way fro Jakobsen. Rebels double their lead however.....

Ht.3     Covatti, Lawson, GRAJCZONEK, KLINDT
Res      GRAJCZONEK, Covatti, KLINDT, Lawson       2-4      10-8
......Lawson punishes himself for rolling at the start. Grajczonek hold the lead throughout holding off Covatti. Klindt tucks in for third as Poole close the gap......

Ht.4     Holder, Summers, HARRIS, JAKOBSEN
Res      Summers, HARRIS, Holder, JAKOBSEN        4-2       14-10
......Summers gates and goes. Harris goes from fourth to second after two laps, whilst Jakobsen drops from second to fourth in the following two as Holder nips by to seal a 4-2 to the Rebels......

Televsion interval, and an excuse for a demonstration tractor race!

Ht.5     Covatti, Lawson, KURTZ, WORYNA
Res      KURTZ, Lawson, WORYNA, Covatti              2-4      16-14
......Woryan gates, but drifts off the line down the back straight. Lawson passes him, but Kurtz goes wider and passes both to grab the win. Woryna settles for third as the Pirates close the gap to two points.....

Ht.6     Doyle, Wilson-Dean, HARRIS, WORRALL
Res      Doyle, HARRIS, WORRALL, Wilson-Dean       3-3      19-17
......Gate and go for Doyle, whilst the Pirates tuck in behind and try settle for the drawn heat. Wilson-Dean makes a race for third, but Worrall holds firm......

Ht.7     Holder, Allen, GRAJCZONEK, KLINDT
Res      GRAJCZONEK, Holder, KLINDT, Allen            2-4      21-21
......Grajczonek, gates and pushes Holder wide on the third bend. Klindt battles back past Allen after he is passed by the Australian to nip a heat advantage for the Pirates, and square the meeting......

Ht.8     Wilson-Dean, Summers, WORYNA, JAKOBSEN
Res      JAKOBSEN, Wilson-Dean, Summers, WORYNA       3-3      24-24
......Jakobsen gates and is under pressure throughout as Wilson-Dean tries the wide line going to the line. The Dane wins by a tyres width, in a real thriller....

Heat two of tractor racing.....

Ht.9     Covatti, Lawson, HARRIS, WORRALL
Res      HARRIS, Lawson, Covatti, WORRALL                   3-3      27-27
......Text book start by Bomber, whilst Worrall is bulked off the second bend. From there its as you were......

Ht.10    Doyle, Wilson-Dean, GRAJCZONEK, KLINDT
Res       Doyle, KLINDT, GRAJCZONEK, Wilson-Dean       3-3      30-30
......Terrific race with passing everywhere. Doyle takes the win on the line to break Klindt heart. Elsewhere Grajczonek and Wilson-Dean exchange places throughout. The Pirate hold firm for another drawn heat.....

Ht.11    Holder, Allen, KURTZ, WORYNA
Res       KURTZ, Holder, WORYNA, Allen                    2-4      32-34
......Round the boards stuff from Woryna all the way to battle pass Allen for third. Brady from the gate, and the Pirates grab the lead for the first time in the meeting.....

Deciding leg of tractor racing.....As the tele shows some ads

Ht.12    Covatti, Summers, GRAJCZONEK, WORRALL
Res       Coavatti, GRAJCZONEK, Summers, WORRALL[Ret]      4-2      36-36
......Covatti gates and goes. Pirates look set for a drawn heat until Worrall retires with a puncture handing a 4-2 to the home side. All square again.....

Ht.13    Doyle, Holder, KURTZ, HARRIS
Res       Doyle, KURTZ, Holder, HARRIS                              4-2      40-38
......It takes two laps for Doyle to pass Kurtz and go on to win. Holder finally gets the better of Harris at the same time, as the Rebels regain the lead. Another great race.....

Ht.14    Lawson, Allen, KLINDT, JAKOBSEN
Res       KLINDT, Allen, JAKOBSEN, Lawson                         2-4      42-42
......A great burst of speed from Klindt of bend two and he is gone. Meantime, Jakobsen wears Lawson down after three laps. He dives under the Cumbrian, grabs third in a real gallant effort.....

Ht.15    --------Nominated Heat--------
LnUp     Doyle, Holder,KLINDT, KURTZ
Res       Doyle, KLINDT, Holder, KURTZ                              4-2      46-44
......Poole elect to take gates one and three for heat fifteen.....
......Klindt gates but Doyle squares off the third bend to pass.  Holder cannot find a way past NK, but hold third handing a narrow two point advantage to the Rebels going into the second leg.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

Well I'm trying to say positive, but in truth, I think we are one rider short to keep things close at the Oak Tree. Kacper scored a whole plethora of points in previous meetings, but that was at reserve. Sadly he has moved up in the order, and therefore in my opinion, exposed our lower order. This is where the home side are likely to exploit our weakness, so unless Brady, Josh and Bomber can have better meetings than previous we are going to find pretty tough.

If we can come away from this meeting within eight points of the home side, things are wide open in my book. Anything more, and judging by Somersets previous performances at Wimborne Road this season, things will be an uphill struggle.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

A fair assessment of the situation SA,  but I think we will need to keep it closer than eight points as Somerset have already proved difficult to beat at wimborne road. From a viewers point of view I hope the track tonight is not a slick gaters paradise, as described by Nicolai, it needs to provide a realistic chance of overtaking in order to make an entertaining meeting.
Win or lose lets see two legs of entertaining speedway.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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Evening all,tonight is the night for ALL our riders to come to the party,here's hoping.
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Evening Essex and forty38. It's a big ask tonight, so as I said earlier eight point to make up would be a moral victor for me.

One thing is for sure, as per last meeting between the two sides at the Oak Tree, I have no doubt that the track will not have the racing lines it used to have. When speaking to Josh, Bomber and Brad after that last meeting they mentioned that there was no way to ride the outside and make ground.

Gary May confirmed this at Poole the following week, stating that he wanted to give no advantage to the Pirates. therefore we can expect the same tonight. Hope the Pirates are ready for this, and get their set up for a gate and go meeting.

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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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Just a quick note. Steve aka Peptalk is on Radio Solent duty this evening. I will be taking the BT feed tonight and relaying the results on line for those who do not subscribe. therefore just give me a few minutes to update the site before commenting please.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

Somerset have won the toss and will take gates one and three from heat one.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

All around the inside,early days yet but surely not
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

Yes Essex, the inside gates certainly do have the advantage.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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Things going pretty much with the inside gates still as the Rebels grab the lions share of them. All the Pirates should have a chance to get their set ups now, but I fancy Richie Worrall will take one of Jakobsens rides after the Dane has failed to score in his first two outings. We also need Brady to come to the party...and quick!
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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Might get some more exciting races further into the meeting but the BSPA should make all tracks be prepared the same all ducklings following their Mother in a line wont bring the crowds back but what do i know
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

To be fair Essex, there are more racing lines on the track tonight compared to the last meeting between the two sides.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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All square after six, and we have to be happy with that. Question is...can we hold our nerve, knowing that the Doyle and Holder show will happen in heats 13 and 15?
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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Your right its getting exciting now
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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What a thrilling heat 8 involving Jakobsen and the two rebels. Well done Frederik for a terrific heat win to keep things tied.

Worth noting that all the riders are not getting off gates three and four at all.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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So far much better than expected all round. Poole holding their own, decent track, exciting racing, just the way it should be.
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

Spot on Forty38....a very good meeting, and provided we can keep things together, we might just start to believe about an aggregate victory later in the month......My fingers are well and truly crossed.
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I'm sure we will take gates one and three in heat fifteen looking at the stats so far
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

Bit of a late check-in. Ready for some more nail chewing
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Re: Somerset Rebels V Poole 'Volvo Cars' Pirates SGP Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg 17th-September-2018

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Hoy Hoy......COYP.....an astounding performance so far to lead by two after ten heats......Brady, Bomber and Josh are at the races and what a difference it makes.....Time to believe!!!!!
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