Swindon boss Alun Rossiter says his side lost their meeting at King’s Lynn in the first six heats.

The CFS Filtration Robins went down 49-40 and missed out on any league points.

Said Rossiter: “You only have to look down the scorecard to see where it went wrong.

“We paid the price for a slow start and we lost the meeting because of that.

“I’m disappointed but we have nights like this and we have to move on.

“When we got going it was a little too late and we need to be on it from the start.”

King’s Lynn made an excellent start with Robert Lambert and Michael Palm Toft easing to a 5-1.

Swindon skipper Jason Doyle lifted on the back straight allowing the Dane through to join his colleague.

There was drama in the next race as Robins’ duo Ellis Perks and Stefan Nielsen fell on the third turn.

With Perks excluded and Nielsen withdrawn through injury, Lewis Kerr and Simon Lambert eased to a 5-0.

A further 4-2 in heat 3 put the home side 11 points up.

Troy Batchelor and Perks hit back with a 4-2 in heat 4, but two heat advantages from the Stars put them 15 points up.

Doyle and Riss were caught up in a nasty crash in heat 5 but thankfully both were fine to continue.

Swindon hit back with back-to-back heat advantages which put them within nine points of the Stars.

Both sides swapped 4-2 advantages with the Lynn securing the victory in heat 14.

KING’S LYNN 49: Robert Lambert 12, Thomas Jorgensen 9, Erik Riss 8, Michael Palm Toft 7+2, Lewis Kerr 6+1, Craig Cook 4+1, Simon Lambert 3 SWINDON 40: Troy Batchelor 12, David Bellego 7, Rasmus Jensen 7, Adam Ellis 6+1, Jason Doyle 5+2, Ellis Perks 3+2, Stefan Nielsen 0 Premiership points: King’s Lynn 3 Swindon 0

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