Pirates in pole position in BSN Final after dominating home leg

Poole  Pirates  62   Glasgow Tigers   28

  BSN Series Final 1st Leg   Wednesday 5th July 2023

 Peter Moore at Wimborne Road

Poole Pirates will take a very healthy 34  point lead to Glasgow for the 2nd leg of the BSN Series Final after completing a comprehensive victory over the Glasgow Tigers on Wednesday.

Captain Steve Worrall led by example by only dropping one point on the night from five rides, with nobody from the visitors managing to get into double figures.

In the opening heat of the night Richard Lawson and Anders Rowe teamed up for the first 5-1 maximum of the night.

The second heat maximum came in heat three with Ben Cook a long way clear of the field and his brother Zach just managing to hold off Claus Vissing.

A couple of shared heat bought the score to 23-13 in the home sides advantage after six heats.

Drama was to follow in the next heat when Tigers Tom Brennan crashed into the air fence. After a short while he managed to get to his feet, but was excluded from the race. Pirates gained a 4-2 heat advantage from the re run to lead by 12 points.

By the half way stage of the meeting Poole were well in control and were building up a big lead to take to Scotland.

There was a long delay due to a medical emergency in the crowd, but once the meeting resumed, Pirates didn’t take their foot off the gas by immediately picking up another 5-1 through the Cook brothers.

With two heats remaining Poole registered their third heat maximum of the evening, courtesy of Lawson and Worrall.

Their was still time for the hosts to go out in style with a final heat maximum in the final race of the night with the pairing of Lawson and Worrall proving too much for Ben Basso and Chris Bomber Harris, who finished with only seven points from five rides.

Poole finished up with twelve heat winners on the night and will feel very confident heading up to Glasgow for the second leg with Tigers having a mountain to climb when the sides meet again for the 2nd leg on the 21st July.