WITH VIDEO Speedway: Poole Pirates are crowned 2014 Elite League champions

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ELITE LEAGUE GRAND FINAL: Poole Pirates 53 (90) Coventry Bees 37 (71).

Speedway: Poole Pirates edge advantage in Elite League Grand Final at Coventry

Bournemouth Echo:

9:39pm Friday 17th October 2014

POOLE Pirates have one hand on the Elite League crown having returned to Dorset with a 37-34 lead over Coventry following tonight's abandoned meeting at Brandon.

Speedway: Poole Pirates see off Stars (and the weather) to finally reach Elite League final

Bournemouth Echo:

12:50am Friday 17th October 2014

BATTERED, bruised and beset by absences, Poole Pirates are in another Elite League play-off final.

Speedway: First blood to Poole Pirates in semi-final success at King's Lynn

Bournemouth Echo:

11:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

ELITE LEAGUE PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL FIRST LEG: King's Lynn Stars 44 Poole Pirates 45.

Speedway: Poole Pirates return to summit with dramatic win in finale

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

1:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford saluted his patched up Poole Pirates heroes following a dramatic conclusion to their Elite League campaign tonight.

Speedway: Poole Pirates stun play-off rivals Coventry

Bournemouth Echo:

10:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry Bees 40 Poole Pirates 50.

Speedway: Pirates go top at a cost as Milik injured in horror spill

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

POOLE Pirates’ rollercoaster season took another dramatic turn tonight when Vaclav Milik withdrew from the 56-35 win over Eastbourne with a hand problem.

Poole Pirates: Middlo's boys seal play-off spot

Bournemouth Echo:

9:48pm Friday 5th September 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Lakeside Hammers 45 Poole Pirates 45

Speedway: Janowski's leading role as Pirates tame the Wolves

Bournemouth Echo:

10:37pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

QUESTIONS may linger but Pirates did enough to see off a battling Wolverhampton side and take a step closer to the Elite League play-offs.

Speedway: Poole Pirates boss Neil Middleditch backs guests in title quest

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

11:23am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TEAM manager Neil Middleditch is backing Poole Pirates' guest riders to come to the party as the club looks to retain the coveted Elite League crown.

Speedway: Pawlicki suffers suspected broken collarbone as Poole Pirates are held at lowly Leicester

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

10:32pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

POOLE Pirates star Shamek Pawlicki could be set for a spell on the sidelines having suffered a suspected broken collarbone in tonight’s 45-45 draw at Leicester.

Speedway: Pirates thump Leicester on Ward's return from drink shame

Bournemouth Echo:

9:35pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

KYLE Newman sent out a timely reminder that Pirates’ talent is not just at the top end as he blitzed to a full maximum in the 59-31 hammering of beleaguered Leicester.

Poole Pirates: Poole fightback stuns King's Lynn

Bournemouth Echo: STAR RIDER: Poole Pirates' number one Darcy Ward

9:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: King's Lynn Stars 41, Poole Pirates 49

Speedway: Poole Pirates crush Lakeside resistance with late hat-trick

Bournemouth Echo: SHOWMAN: Star rider Vaclav Milik entertains the Poole faithful

9:23pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Poole Pirates 53 Lakeside Hammers 37.

Poole Pirates: Many happy returns for star birthday boy Janowski

Bournemouth Echo:

11:06pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MACIEJ Janowski celebrated his 23rd birthday in the finest possible style as Pirates added further momentum to their play-off drive with a rampant display against Swindon tonight.

Speedway: Pirates keep the pressure on the leading Stars

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Poole Pirates 48 Kings Lynn Stars 42.

Speedway: Eight spills cost Poole Pirates a point at Eastbourne

Bournemouth Echo: IN FORM: Bjarne Pedersen

10:17pm Saturday 19th July 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Eastbourne Eagles 50 Poole Pirates 40.

Speedway: Morris takes charge as Pirates plunder a point at Swindon

Bournemouth Echo:

10:55pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PHIL Morris made a successful cameo as Pirates team manager as he led the south coast side to a losing point at Swindon tonight.

Speedway: Kyle is king as the Pirates rule the roost

Bournemouth Echo:

11:04pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

AS ONE reserve made his Pirates debut, another reminded the Wimborne Road faithful of his significant ability on a motorbike tonight in the 57-37 thrashing of Belle Vue.

Speedway: Poole Pirates find another gear in defence of Elite League crown

Bournemouth Echo:

11:12pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Poole Pirates 49 Wolverhampton Wolves 41.

Poole Pirates: Poole snatch draw in Arlington thriller

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES BOSS: Neil Middleditch

9:46pm Monday 30th June 2014


Speedway: Ruthless Pirates show hapless Brummies no mercy

Bournemouth Echo: SHOWMAN: Star rider Vaclav Milik entertains the Poole faithful

11:11pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A PROFESSIONAL job was needed and that was what Pirates delivered.

Speedway: In-form Pirates in no mood for another slip-up

Bournemouth Echo: STAR RIDER: Poole Pirates' number one Darcy Ward

10:53pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

TONGUES were poised to wag and fingers were hovering over keyboards, but Poole Pirates gave their critics no ammunition to unleash following a thunderous win over Leicester tonight.

Speedway: Pirates overtaken as Stars turn up the title heat

Bournemouth Echo: LATE LAPSE: Darcy Ward finished third in the final heat

11:05pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

THE scale of Pirates’ Elite League task was made abundantly clear tonight as leaders King’s Lynn condemned Neil Middleditch’s men to a second successive defeat on home shale.

Poole Pirates: Janowski magic inspires Poole to point at King's Lynn

Bournemouth Echo: SITTING PRETTY: Top scorer Maciej Janowski takes a break last night

10:39pm Thursday 22nd May 2014


Speedway: Ward returns but Pirates are dealt a late, late blow

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward

10:03pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 47 Coventry 48

Speedway: Holder signs off by reaching Pirates points milestone

Bournemouth Echo: FALSE START: Holder misses out in the opening heat last night

11:06pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

CHRIS Holder tonight brought the curtain down on his temporary stint at Wimborne Road and left Pirates fans holding their breath over the condition of Darcy Ward.

Speedway: Pawlicki stars in big win for Poole Pirates

Bournemouth Echo: World champion Chris Holder

6:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 53 Belle Vue 40

Poole Pirates: Guest Wright stars in Wolverhampton draw

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

9:47pm Monday 5th May 2014


Speedway: Pirates roar back against the Brummies

Bournemouth Echo: World champion Chris Holder

10:08pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 48 Brummies 42

Poole Pirates: Manager Middleditch wary of 'wounded' Brummies

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

6:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014

CAUTIOUS Neil Middleditch will impress upon his Pirates riders that they should not expect an easy night against Birmingham.

Speedway: Top order trouble as Poole Pirates are defeated at Belle Vue

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

9:58pm Monday 28th April 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Belle Vue Aces 51 Poole Pirates 39.

Poole Pirates: Grajczonek comes up trumps for Middleditch as Poole complete double

Bournemouth Echo: STAR RIDER: Josh

11:05pm Friday 18th April 2014

ELITE LEAGUE, ELITE SHIELD LEG TWO: Swindon Robins 45 (79) Poole Pirates 47 (103)

Poole Pirates: Pawlicki withdraws as Pirates thump Swindon

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

1:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

ELITE LEAGUE, ELITE SHIELD LEG ONE: Poole Pirates 56 Swindon Robins 34.

Speedway: Janowski is the maximum man as Poole rack up win

Bournemouth Echo: SITTING PRETTY: Top scorer Maciej Janowski takes a break last night

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 49 Coventry 41

Poole Pirates: Polish pair steal the limelight in big Elite League win

Bournemouth Echo: SHOW-STOPPERS: Prezemyslaw Pawlicki and Maciej Janowski

11:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MOVE over the Turbo Twins!

Poole Pirates: Early promise from Ford's men

Bournemouth Echo: REPRESENT: Matt Ford

6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

THERE will be greater tests to come, but Matt Ford’s fledglings showed glimpses of the quality required for Elite League success as they passed their first examination of 2014 last night.

Speedway: Ward shows class to claim Blue Riband title

Bournemouth Echo: WINNER: Darcy Ward in action in the Blue Riband last night

7:00am Thursday 17th October 2013


Speedway: The good ship Poole sails to another title

Bournemouth Echo: TITLE TRIUMPH: Pirates celebrate winning the Elite League crown at Birmingham this evening

10:11pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

OZZY Osbourne! John Cadbury! Neville Chamberlain! Bob Carolgees! Barbara Cartland! Jasper Carrott – can you hear me, Jasper Carrott! Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!

Elite League Grand Final: Pirates close in on the title

Bournemouth Echo: ALL SMILES: Darcy Ward, Greg Hancock and Josh Grajczonek in the pits this evening

10:09pm Monday 7th October 2013

GRAND FINAL FIRST LEG: Pirates 57 Birmingham 36

Speedway: Pirates through to grand final after epic fightback

Bournemouth Echo: HEAD TO HEAD: Rival bosses Alun Rossiter and Neil Middleditch tonight

11:22pm Monday 30th September 2013

ELITE LEAGUE PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG: Poole Pirates 55 Swindon Robins 38 (Poole win 97-90 on aggregate)

Speedway: Pirates playing catch-up after 10-point defeat at Blunsdon

Bournemouth Echo: STAR MAN: Darcy Ward in the pits at Blunsdon tonight

11:08pm Monday 23rd September 2013

PIRATES were tonight left facing a major task in their attempts to secure an against-the-odds Elite League title following a 52-42 defeat at Swindon.

Pirates: Controversy as ugly win boosts play-off bid

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES CAPTAIN: Darcy Ward leads from the front (Picture: Ian Charles)

11:23pm Monday 9th September 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Belle Vue Aces 28 Poole Pirates 35

Speedway: Poole Pirates batter Lakeside to take play-off bid to the wire

Bournemouth Echo: PILING UP THE POINTS: Darcy Ward wins heat six this evening

10:42pm Monday 2nd September 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Poole Pirates 62 Lakeside Hammers 28

Pirates: Poole's play-off dream 'a bridge too far' says Middleditch

Bournemouth Echo: POOLE MANAGER: Neil Middleditch

10:40pm Thursday 29th August 2013

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch all but admitted defeat in the race for the play-offs as Poole Pirates slipped to another agonising seven-point loss.

Speedway verdict: Poole Pirates 49 Swindon Robins 41

Bournemouth Echo: IMPRESSIVE: Tomas H Jonasson in action today

9:54pm Monday 26th August 2013

WRITTEN off, ridiculed and taunted by their detractors, punch-drunk Poole Pirates looked out for the count.

Pirates: Play-offs 'getting away' from Poole says Middleditch

Bournemouth Echo: LUCKY COIN: Neil Middleditch

10:51pm Friday 23rd August 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Lakeside Hammers 50 Poole Pirates 43

Pirates: Poole rocked by shock home defeat

Bournemouth Echo: WHEEL TO WHEEL: Poole duo Darcy Ward (left) and Tomas H Jonasson in a tangle

11:43pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Poole Pirates 39 Peterborough Panthers 51

Pirates: Hancock plays his part in top Poole performance

Bournemouth Echo: WINNING START: Poole new boy Greg Hancock

11:06pm Monday 5th August 2013

CONSIDERING this one was all about one man, the team display put on by Pirates tonight was something else.

Pirates take giant step into the play-off picture

10:49pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 56 Coventry 38

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