PIRATES star Steve Worrall came back to haunt his former employers as Poole hammered Newcastle 61-29 on their own shale.

The Merseysider, who has been in stunning form for the Wimborne Road outfit, picked up 14 points against the Diamonds on his return to Fossway.

Worrall racked up four victories across the card in the north east – his only defeat came with a second-placed finish behind Diamonds racer Connor Mountain in heat 10.

There were also hefty contributions from skipper Danny King (11), Rory Schlein (9+2) and star guest Alfie Bowtell (9+2) who came in at number two in place of new recruit Benjamin Basso.

The result saw Gary Havelock’s men pick up four SGB Championship points for their efforts and meant they bounced back after defeat to Berwick on Saturday.

Pirates have now won nine out of 11 meetings in all competitions, with one defeat and one draw coming from the other two contests.

The Dorset club return from their northern tour when they host Redcar Bears in league action on Wednesday.

Promoter Danny Ford also hinted Ben Cook could be back from injury soon – his brother Zach guested for Pirates at Newcastle.

Newcastle 29: Mountain 6+1, Roynon 5, Starke 5, Wright 5, Barker 5, Clegg 3, Freeman 0

Pirates 61: Worrall 14, King 11, Bowtell 9+2, Schlein 9+2, Nielsen 8+2, Z Cook 6+1, Hume 4+1.