SUBLIME Pirates put in a dominant display to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Championship Knockout Cup.

A thumping 61-29 victory at Wimborne Road earned Neil Middleditch’s men a 110-70 aggregate success and booked their place in round two, with a clash against Eastbourne Eagles in the pipeline.

Number one Rory Schlein (14) led the charge alongside Steve Worrall (13+1), with Danny King (10+1) named as rider of the night.

Pirates went into the first-round second leg eight points ahead after a 49-41 victory over the Gladiators at Plymouth Coliseum last month.

Aussie Zane Keleher, who scored four points for Poole in that meeting, of course now lined up for Plymouth after switching between clubs.

The visitors were without three-time world champion Jason Crump however, as a crash against Glasgow less than 24 hours previously ruled him out of action.

Craig Cook, who scored 14 points against Plymouth in that meeting, guested at number one in his place.

Poole were again unable to track Czech racer Ondrej Smetana, meaning Kyle Bickley came in as their guest booking.

And it was the visitors who reduced the aggregate deficit to six with a heat advantage in race one.

Craig Cook took the chequered flag but was pressurised by Pirates number one Schlein, who passed Dillon Ruml with ease up the inside after Plymouth had gated on a 5-1.

Heat two came to a premature end after Plymouth’s Jack Smith had a spill on bend one. The race was awarded to Poole’s Ben Cook with Alfie Bowtell leading home rider Danyon Hume, who was third.

As so often has been the case this season, Poole stamped their authority on proceedings with a 5-1 in race three. Worrall led home Stefan Nielsen – the pair leaving Aussies Zach Cook and Keleher for dust.

It was then the turn of King to get in on the act for Poole as he led from the gate to take heat four ahead of former Pirates star Bjarne Pedersen in second.

Hume had gated ahead of the veteran Dane but was left to settle for third as Pirates led 15-9 on the evening and by 14 in the tie.

The power-packed duo of Worrall and Nielsen then came to the fore again for Poole, as they put themselves in cruise control of race five with another maximum win again – Nielsen fending off the challenge of Craig Cook.

Schlein then took Pedersen by surprise with a classy manoeuvre up the inside on lap three to take race six. Bickley was third after Smith had to retire.

Pirates were in complete control and their confidence was showing. King was out and gone in race seven, while Ben Cook worked his way past brother Zach and Keleher to join him for another 5-1.

Hume got his first race win of the night with an impressive ride in a shared heat eight – the Poole rising star holding the fort after Bickley’s bike had packed up.

Pedersen, as seen so many times before at Wimborne Road, was gone from the gate in heat nine to see off the challenge of Worrall and Nielsen.

Schlein did his best to team ride alongside Bickley in heat 10, but Zach Cook spilt the pair with Poole having to settle for a 4-2. Craig Cook took the spoils in a shared heat 11.

A third win of the night came the way of Worrall in race 12 as he continued his impressive form in Pirates colours. Hume finished behind Zach Cook after Alfie Bowtell managed to clear the track after falling.

Pirates’ dominance was also shown in the race of the big-hitters in heat 13. Schlein showed tremendous speed to take the race win, with King passing Craig Cook into second wrap up another 5-1.

Nielsen and Ben Cook turned on the style in the penultimate heat with a 5-1 of their own for the hosts, rubbing salt into he wounds of Keleher and Bowtell.

And Schlein and Worrall made light work of Zach Cook and Ruml with another 5-1 to send the home fans happy in the finale.

Pirates: Schlein 14, Bickley 2, Worrall 13+1, Nielsen 7+4, King 10+1, B Cook 9+2, Hume 6.