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

Greg Hancock snaffled 10 points on his debut, but an imperious Poole performance from top to bottom secured a second 56-38 victory in six days, this time over ailing Eastbourne.

Eagles’ Danish pairing Bjarne Pedersen and Mikkel Michelsen did all they could to pile on the pressure but the hosts’ tremendous teamwork left the result in no doubt.

Captain Darcy Ward defied early problems to score seven, Tomas H Jonasson topped the charts with 12 and Maciej Janowski built on his burgeoning reputation with another strong showing.

But equally important was the contribution of Poole’s lesser lights as brave riding from Micky Dyer and Josh Grajczonek saw both plunder a paid 5+2.

And Rohan Tungate’s two heat victories helped to keep Poole’s top-four challenge well and truly on track.

Pirates: 1 Darcy Ward 7+2, 2 Tomas H Jonasson 12+1, 3 Greg Hancock 10, 4 Rohan Tungate 8, 5 Maciej Janowski 9+1, 6 Josh Grajczonek 5+2, 7 Micky Dyer 5+2.