SGB Premiership
Swindon Robins 58, Somerset Rebels 32

THE ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels were given a lesson in gating by second-placed Swindon Robins, who racked up a 26-point victory in this Bank Holiday Monday derby clash, writes Stephen Allen.

It was a sorry night for the Rebels, as only Jason Doyle (three) and Bradley Wilson-Dean (one) secured race wins for the visitors, three of which were supported by fellow Rebels scoring to give the visitors heat advantages.

Team manager Garry May was lost for words at the end of the night, remarking: “What can you say?

“They were gating, we were not, and if you don’t gate here then you are fighting a losing battle, more so than at many other tracks.

“It is a difficult one to pass on and we were just too sluggish and left ourselves far too much to do.

“I look at this result and performance, and begin to wonder whether we are strong enough away from home.”

The Rebels face another test tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, when they travel to King’s Lynn, without Jonas Jeppesen, who has been recalled for a Danish fixture.

Swindon (58): Nick Morris 11+1, Zach Wajtknecht 10+3, David Bellego 10+1, Troy Batchelor 9+2, Adam Ellis 9+1, Tobiasz Musielak 9, Jack Smith 0.
Somerset (32): Jason Doyle 12, Jack Holder 7+1, Bradley Wilson-Dean 6, Richard Lawson 3, Charles Wright 2, Jonas Jeppesen 1+1, Jake Allen 1.