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

Pirates: Magic show sparks Poole's biggest win of season

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

11:14pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

WORLD cup winner ‘Magic’ Maciej Janowski became the first man to tame a testing Wimborne Road track to inspire Pirates to their biggest win of the season.

Troy is king as Pirates lower colours of leaders

10:29pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 46 Wolves 44

Pirates: Middlo rues lack of support for top duo

11:09pm Monday 8th July 2013

BOSS Neil Middleditch lavished praise on Australian stars Rohan Tungate and Darcy Ward but then admitted a worrying lack of support had proved costly at Wolverhampton tonight.

Pirates: Holder suffers multiple injuries at Coventry (UPDATED)

12:20am Saturday 6th July 2013

PIRATES have confirmed that captain Chris Holder sustained a broken shoulder, hip and heel in the crash that forced the abandonment of their 43-41 defeat at Coventry last night.

Pirates: Josh is the star guest as Poole claim another maximum haul

Bournemouth Echo: WELCOME GUEST: Josh Grajczonek

10:56pm Wednesday 26th June 2013

THREE meetings, three maximum hauls. It makes you wonder what all the fuss was about.

Pirates: Ford hints at Ward return to Poole

10:58pm Monday 24th June 2013

POOLE promoter Matt Ford admits he will have a keen eye on Darcy Ward’s comeback – fuelling speculation the Aussie ace could be set for a sensational Pirates return.

Pirates: Guests help depleted Poole silence critics

10:43pm Friday 21st June 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Eastbourne Eagles 35 Poole Pirates 55

Problems mount for Pirates following Birmingham defeat

10:53pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Birmingham 54 Poole 40

Pirates: Poole battle back in a dramatic draw

11:44pm Thursday 13th June 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Poole Pirates 46 Birmingham Brummies 46

Pawlicki suffers suspected broken leg in Lakeside mauling

10:59pm Friday 7th June 2013

PIRATES fans must be wondering if their luck will ever change.

Pirates: Pawlicki's leading role on Poole debut

11:20pm Monday 27th May 2013

POLISH race ace Przemyslaw Pawlicki lit up Wimborne Road with an impressive debut display and then expressed his delight at his arrival in Dorset.

Pirates: Pawlicki set to sign after away victory

11:55pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

MATT Ford tonight watched Poole kick-start their troubled campaign and then revealed he was close to completing a deal to sign Przemyslaw Pawlicki.

Pirates: Middlo slams team after 'dreadful' defeat

11:37pm Thursday 9th May 2013

PIRATES boss Neil Middleditch pulled no punches as he slammed his team’s “unacceptable” performance at Peterborough last night.

Pirates: Familiar foe Davey returns to haunt Poole

Bournemouth Echo: TEAM TALK: Neil Middleditch with Chris Holder

11:08pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

WITH friends like Davey Watt, Pirates do not need any enemies at the moment.

Pirates: Gutsy Stachyra stars as Poole hammer Eastbourne

10:59pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Poole Pirates 53 Eastbourne Eagles 39

Pirates: Injury-hit Stars are too strong for Poole

12:15am Thursday 25th April 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: King's Lynn 49 Poole Pirates 41

Pirates: Home side's impressive Wimborne Road record is over

10:31pm Wednesday 17th April 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 42 Wolves 48

Speedway: Pirates reserves hit form in narrow loss

11:42pm Monday 8th April 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Wolverhampton Wolves 45 Poole Pirates 44

Pirates: Kyle shines but fears over Ward injury

7:00am Thursday 4th April 2013

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 48 King's Lynn 45

Pirates: Life's tough in the fast lane for star Darcy

8:30pm Friday 29th March 2013

POOLE spearhead Darcy Ward has admitted he has struggled to come to terms with his punishing start to the new season.

Pirates: Opening loss no cause for concern says Middlo

10:33pm Thursday 28th March 2013

ELITE SHIELD FIRST LEG: Swindon Robins 55 Poole Pirates 37

Speedway: Pirates captain Holder to go under the knife

7:00am Tuesday 30th October 2012

CHRIS Holder last night confirmed he needed surgery after learning the extent of the injuries he suffered in his horror smash at Peterborough.

Pirates: Special guests star as Poole retain trophy

Bournemouth Echo: CROWNING GLORY: Pirates celebrate tonight

11:11pm Monday 29th October 2012

POOLE ended a dramatic 2012 season with another miraculous moment after Neil Middleditch’s ‘Patchwork Pirates’ ensured the Knockout Cup stayed in the club’s trophy cabinet – possibly for good.

Pirates: Great Dane's final flourish in first leg at Brandon

Bournemouth Echo: MAXIMUM MAN: Niels-Kristian Iversen

10:32pm Friday 26th October 2012

CUP holders Poole Pirates took a giant step towards retaining the knockout trophy with an emphatic 52-38 win over Coventry Bees in the first leg of the final at Brandon tonight.

Pirates progress to final, but Holder is injured

11:09pm Thursday 25th October 2012


Pirates: One last chance for Poole to save their season

Bournemouth Echo: HAPPIER TIMES: Chris Holder, Linus Eklof, Ludvig Lindgren and Neil Middleditch at Wimborne Road tonight

11:02pm Wednesday 24th October 2012


Pirates: There's no stopping Rosco's Robins winning Elite crown

10:47pm Monday 22nd October 2012

ELITE LEAGUE GRAND FINAL, SECOND LEG: Poole Pirates 45 Swindon Robins 44 - Swindon win 95-89 on aggregate.

Pirates: Ward insists title race will go down to the wire

Bournemouth Echo: TOP DUO: Darcy Ward and Chris Holder

10:50pm Monday 15th October 2012


Holder on top of the world

Bournemouth Echo: CELEBRATIONS: Chris Holder lifts the world championship trophy on Saturday night in Torun

7:00am Monday 8th October 2012

PIRATES skipper Chris Holder joined Mark Loram and Tony Rickardsson in Poole Speedway’s most elite club after charging to an emotional and epic World Championship triumph in Torun on Saturday.

Pirates: Holder demands more despite huge Poole triumph

7:00am Tuesday 2nd October 2012

CAPTAIN Chris Holder last night helped powerhouse Pirates roar into the grand final but then warned: “We need to up our game yet.”

Pirates: Ward to the fore as Poole battle back to forge ahead

7:00am Tuesday 25th September 2012

PIRATES talisman Darcy Ward took centre stage last night as Poole produced yet another trademark late show to close in on a grand final place.

Pirates: Decision looming for boss Ford

7:00am Tuesday 18th September 2012

ELITE LEAGUE: Birmingham 43 Pirates 47

Pirates: Poole tighten grip on top spot with win over rivals

7:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012

PIRATES won the battle but it remains to be seen whether they can prevail in the war.

Pirates: Pawlicki shouts loudest on the track

7:00am Thursday 6th September 2012

ELITE LEAGUE: Pirates 54 Eastbourne 38

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