CALM skipper Josh Grajczonek urged Pirates to keep their focus at Ipswich tomorrow and said: “There is still a long way to go.”

A dramatic turnaround saw defending champions Poole come from 12 points down to triumph 50-40 in the SGB Premiership semi-final first leg at Wimborne Road.

Aussie ace Grajczonek picked up six paid nine for his efforts against the Witches on Thursday.

He told BT Sport: “From 12 points down and winning by 10, it was an unreal effort from the whole team put together.

“The track was a little bit difficult at the start and the Ipswich boys, you couldn’t fault them for their effort. They took full advantage of it and got that lead.

“We managed to make a few changes and get the 10-point win.

“But it’s halfway, there is still a long way to go. There is another 15 heats at their place. We can’t get too ahead of ourselves.

“The Ipswich boys taught us a lesson in the first half of the meeting and we managed to find our feet a little bit. We never gave up and that goes to show that we’re up for it.”

Grajczonek helped spark the comeback for Pirates in heat nine, teaming up to seal a one-two alongside Nicolai Klindt ahead of Ipswich’s Danny King.

Witches skipper King added: “Obviously, we are disappointed. To have such a good lead, we started like a house on fire. Conditions probably played into our hands more.

“The Poole boys are good at home and when the track dried out a bit, they gave us a gating lesson in the second half of the meeting, it was disappointing.

“It’s certainly not over but we have made it a bit more hard work, considering we were 10 points up.

“We will see, it’s a new day on Saturday.”