Robins' new reserve Lampart stars against Lakeside
11:22am Saturday 7th July 2012 in Sport
Sky Sports Elite League.
Swindon Robins 53.
Lakeside Hammers 37.
SWINDON closed the gap on leaders Poole with a comfortable victory against third-placed Lakeside on Thursday evening at the Abbey.
Troy Batchelor enjoyed his best pay-night of the season when unbeaten by opponent with 13+2 and Hans Andersen gave him excellent support with 12+1. But new signing Dawid Lampart was arguably the star of the show, making an instant impression as he scored consistently from the reserve berth with 11+1.
The Robins were in command from the outset when Andersen and Jason Doyle opened with a 5-1 in Heat 1, and they followed that up with another maximum in Heat 6 to double the leading margin.
Robert Mear and Kauko Nieminen did respond with a Hammers 5-1 in Heat 8, but Simon Stead and Batchelor shot from the tapes in Heat 9 and quickly restored Swindon’s eight-point advantage.
Lakeside still hoped for a consolation Elite League point with two races to go, but the Robins finished in style with two maximums.
They both featured paid-maximum man Batchelor, with the impressive Lampart and Andersen equally playing their parts in the strong finish.
SWINDON: Troy Batchelor 13+2, Hans Andersen 12+1, Dawid Lampart 11+1, Simon Stead 7, Jason Doyle 5+2, Peter Kildemand 3+2, Lasse Bjerre 2+1.
LAKESIDE 37: Davey Watt 9, Peter Karlsson 9, Kauko Nieminen 7+2, Jonas Davidsson 5, Kim Nilsson 4, Robert Mear 3, Steve Worrall 0.