MATCH REPORT: Robins march on against Saints

Swindon Robins welcomed Southampton Saints to the Oasis Track on Sunday.

Both teams were missing key riders, however the meeting still delivered some memorable highlights.

The second heat saw home-grown rider Jake Neighbour, coming off the back of an international win for England, up against one of Southampton’s strongest riders, Nathan Harris, to secure a heat advantage of 6-4.

The first heat maximum of the day arrived at heat 4, which saw Swindon’s James Bailey using home track advantage by overtaking Southampton’s Nathan Harris on the second lap, whilst team mate Daniel Harper sped way for the win.

At half time Swindon found themselves a healthy 10 points up over their visitors.

Heat 10 delivered another key moment in the match, with Swindon’s Andy Yard taking the win from gate 4, he later went on to gain a heat maximum alongside team mate Steve Harris, leaving the score at 73-57.

In Heat 16, Matty Rayson returned after an earlier unlucky fall to gain a further heat maximum with Steve Harris, which secured the win for Swindon Robins, with Andy Yard going on to win Man of the Match.

The full time score at the Oasis was Swindon 102 – 77 Southampton.

Swindon Cycle Speedway would like to congratulate Jake Neighbour on representing England Junior’s Home International, who demonstrated his call up to the team was well deserved through winning the last heat decider, securing the winning title for England.

Jake Neighbour with his England Junior gold medal from the Home International.

Jake Neighbour with his England Junior gold medal from the Home International.