BRUMMIES 37 SWINDON 53

Friday April 06, 2012
BIRMINGHAM found themselves on the wrong end of a highly impressive Swindon performance at Perry Barr on Good Friday.


The Selco Brummies had gained an encouraging point in their trip to Blunsdon on Thursday but were out-powered by an inspired Peter Kildemand at reserve for the Robins.

Encouraging signs for the Brummies came from Sebastian Ulamek and Martin Smolinski, who both showed signs of regaining their form – but others dipped below their usual levels on this occasion although skipper Danny King got stuck in throughout the night.

Birmingham led by four points early on but there was always the chance of a Swindon comeback when their big guns began to fire, and the Robins levelled with a 5-1 from Hans Andersen and Nick Morris in Heat 5.

Young Aussie Morris then combined with Kildemand in Heat 8 to put the visitors ahead, and the four-point margin was maintained through a series of shared races with King having to work overtime to get the better of Kildemand in Heat 12.

But that was as good as it got for the home side as Swindon dominated the closing stages with three straight 5-1s to wrap up all four points, Brummies’ problems summed up by King touching the tapes in the last race and having to go from the handicap.

BIRMINGHAM 37: Sebastian Ulamek 9, Danny King 9, Martin Smolinski 7, Bjarne Pedersen 5+1, Josh Auty 5+1, Ben Barker 2+1, Chris Mills 0.

SWINDON 53: Peter Kildemand 15+1, Hans Andersen 11, Troy Batchelor 9+2, Nick Morris 8+2, Simon Stead 5+1, Sebastian Alden 3+2, Robin Aspegren 2+2.

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