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Pirates caught us out admits Howarth
KYLE Howarth made no excuses for Swindon’s play-off pain and admitted: “It was ours to lose and we lost it.”
The Poole asset was unable to help the Robins defend their 10-point first-leg lead as Pirates produced a thrilling fightback at Wimborne Road last night.
Trailing 52-42 from the meeting at Blunsdon, Poole responded strongly to win 55-38 to book a showdown with Birmingham in the Elite League grand final.
Howarth, who had started the season with Pirates before being dropped by his parent club, registered 13 paid 15 points over the two legs of the last-four clash.
But he felt Swindon had failed to fire in Dorset.
Howarth told the Daily Echo: “We knew it was going to be tough and there was no excuse. A lot of us didn’t hit form. The team didn’t perform as we would have wanted and Poole were on fire – simple as. No excuses, they caught us out.”
“We were never going to come to Poole and destroy them or run away with it. We always knew it was going to be tough.
“It was ours to lose and we lost it, and that is a shame.”
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