DOMINANT Pirates made light work of Kent Kings after a classy 58-32 home success in the SGB Championship.

Steve Worrall dropped just one point all night as he totalled 14 points for the hosts, with number one Rory Schlein (12+1) impressing on his first home performance at Wimborne Road.

Rising star Danyon Hume (7+2) also impressed in the number seven position.

Pirates went into the contest with their regulation one-to-seven for the first time at Wimborne Road this season, with Schlein having now fully recovered from a leg injury.

Kent were still running rider replacement for Tom Bacon, who announced his retirement from the sport in the middle of June.

The Kings side included former Poole riders Scott Nicholls, Paul Starke and Paul Hurry.

And it was Nicholls who rolled back the years to take the chequered flag in a shared heat one. The seven times British champion led from the first corner ahead of Schlein with Zane Keleher keeping Hurry at bay for third.

Ben Morley outpaced the Poole reserve duo of Ben Cook and Hume in a level reserves’ heat.

But has often been the case in the early part of this season, Pirates’ pair Worrall and Stefan Nielsen turned on the style in heat three with the first maximum race win of the evening.

Worrall showed superb speed in front to claim a comfortable race win, with Nielsen holding his nerve off the final bend to fend off the challenge of Starke.

Pirates then made it two 5-1s on the spin thanks to skipper Danny King and rising star Hume, the latter slipping up the inside of opposite number Dan Gilkes to claim second.

The hosts had been on a 5-1 in race five after Worrall again soared away from the tapes and cruised home – only for Nielsen to sacrifice a place to Nicholls after lifting off the fourth bend of lap one.

Schlein sealed success when seeing off Cameron Heeps and Morley in race six – Keleher was left trailing at the back and remounted to finish after a mishap on the second-from-last bend.

Nicholls was brought in as a tactical substitute in heat seven and it paid dividends for the visitors.

He passed King after the Poole captain had made the start – Starke was third as the Kings secured their first race advantage. Poole still led 25-17.

Race eight had to be re-run after Keleher and Gilkes tangled on bend one in a dramatic crash, the latter flying under the air fence.

Thankfully, both were okay to continue, with Hume and Keleher leading home Gilkes and Hurry to extend Poole’s advantage.

Worrall continued to impress with a win alongside Nielsen, as the Dorset club’s duo made light work of Morley and Heeps with another 5-1, as Pirates surged to a 35-19 advantage.

Pirates number one Schlein refused to give the Kings any let up as he led from the gate in heat 10. Keleher was passed on lap two by Starke but Neil Middleditch’s men still increased their advantage with a 4-2.

A ding-dong battle between two top Brits in heat 11 then saw evergreen Nicholls pip King on the line as the spoils were shared between the sides.

Worrall continued to fly out in front as he made it four wins out of four to wow the home crowd in heat 12. Hume also managed to pass Morley into third as Poole gave themselves an unassailable advantage.

Aussie Schlein led from the gate to take the race win in a classy heat 13. Nicholls passed King on the first bend of the second lap to seal second spot and relegate the Poole skipper into third.

Nielsen then got in on the act to land a race win in the penultimate contest, Cook was second ahead of Morley with Poole partying their way to another 5-1.

Worrall was denied a five-ride maximum in the finale as Nicholls surged round him to claim the chequered flag in heat 15 – but it was not to matter as Poole ran out comfortable winners.

Pirates: Worrall 14, Schlein 12+1 , King 8, Nielsen 8+2, Hume 7+2, Cook 5+2, Keleher 4+2.