SUPERB Pirates kept up their impressive SGB Championship form as they once again got the better of Leicester Lions.

Having triumphed at Leicester on Saturday, Neil Middleditch’s side sealed the spoils with a 52-38 success at Wimborne Road to make it eight meetings unbeaten.

Danny King led the charge for the hosts with 14 points, with Steve Worrall (11) and Rory Schlein (10) in full support.

Pirates were still without the injured Ben Cook, who was in the pits for the contest, and continued to track James Wright in his place at reserve.

Still without a number two rider, Drew Kemp stepped in to guest for the hosts after Poole gave up their hopes of tracking Ondrej Smetana.

Drama ensured in heat one of the contest as guest Kemp suffered a mechanical failure with his bike before the start – meaning he missed the two-minute time allowance.

Poole reserve Danyon Hume replaced him at the 11th hour but was left trailing at the back. Luckily for Pirates, Schlein took the spoils from the outside gate ahead of Hans Andersen and Dan Thompson.

But Hume bounced back instantly with a win in the reserves’ race, having teamed up with Wright to seal a 5-1 from gate and put Poole ahead.

The hosts extended their advantage thanks to Worrall’s race win in heat three. Poole had been on another maximum before Kyle Howarth slipped past Stefan Nielsen on the second bend.

Ryan Douglas took the chequered flag to give the Lions their first heat win of the night in a shared heat four and was used as a tactical substitute by Leicester in heat five.

But it was to no avail as Pirates’ power-packed pair of Worrall and Nielsen combined with a one-two ahead of Andersen and Douglas to put Poole ahead 20-10.

Schlein then wowed the crowd in an exciting heat six. Just as Leicester looked to a seal a heat advantage, the British champion roared round the outside of Douglas to ensure the spoils were shared.

Skipper King then recorded his first race victory of the evening having got the better of Kyle Howarth and Morris. Wright was left at the back as Poole continued to lead by 10.

It was then the turn of guest Kemp to come to the party for Pirates in heat eight after a slick pass to reel in Zaine Kennedy to take the chequered flag. Hume was third as Poole extended their lead.

Douglas headed the Pirates’ pair of Worrall and Nielsen in a level heat nine before Schlein made it three out of three to share the spoils in heat 10.

King then hit the deck after being squeezed out by Dan Thompson, who was excluded from the restart. King took no prisoners second time round as he battled Andersen to claim three points, with Wright picking up a point for third.

While Worrall breezed to victory in heat 12, Hume gave the home fans a scare having lifted and seen his bike rear up on the home straight in front of the grandstand.

The spoils were then secured overall for Pirates after a pulsating heat 13.

King led the charge out in front but was pushed all the way by Andersen in a titanic battle. Schlein wrapped up third with Pirates then unable to be caught on the night with a 16-point advantage.

Howarth led from tapes to flag in the penultimate heat as Leicester clawed back two points – thanks to a spill by Nielsen on bend two.

And King was in command to take the chequered flag in the finale, as Pirates’ emphatic run of form continued.

Pirates: King 14, Worrall 11, Schlein 10, Hume 5+1, Wright 5+1, Nielsen 4+2, Kemp 3.