Super Swindon got their Premiership title defence off to a dream start as they stormed to a 52-38 win at Poole.
The CFS Filtration Robins took the lead in the opening race and never looked back with a composed display against a heavily fancied Pirates’ side.
It was a perfect night for the Abbey outfit to put a frustrating couple of weeks behind them on their return to the track – and Rossiter was full of praise for their efforts.
He said: “It’s a very good result, and I don’t think too many people saw that one coming!
“We hit them hard from the start, and although we had a spell where we got pegged back slightly we managed to kick-on again towards the end for all four points.
“It was a great effort from the team with a lot of good performances. It’s never easy to go down to Poole and win so we’re delighted to come away with that result.”
Aussie duo Nick Morris and Troy Batchelor starred with double figures, but it was a powerful showing from the entire top five.
Tobiasz Musielak, David Bellego and Adam Ellis all notched paid nine points apiece as a change in riding order did the trick.
And despite Zach Wajtknecht and Mitchell Davey only contributing a handful of points at reserve, the Robins secured all four points.
POOLE 38: Peter Kildemand 14, Mateusz Szczepaniak 8+2, Kacper Woryna 6, Linus Sundstrom 5+1, Brady Kurtz 3+1, James Shanes 2+1, Josh Grajczonek 0.
SWINDON 52: Nick Morris 14, Troy Batchelor 12, Tobiasz Musielak 8+1, David Bellego 7+2, Adam Ellis 7+2, Zach Wajtknecht 3, Mitchell Davey 1.