DOMINANT Pirates secured their first silverware of the season as they cruised to victory in the final of the Championship Knockout Cup.

The home side sealed a 57-33 victory over Edinburgh Monarchs at Wimborne Road, resulting in a resounding 104-75 aggregate success.

Steve Worrall (13+1), Rory Schlein (12+3) and Danny King (11) all came to the fore for the home side in the second leg.

Pirates went into the contest holding a 47-42 lead from the first leg, held at Armadale.

Injured Stefan Nielsen was present for the final of the cup competition at Wimborne Road, with Leicester’s Zaine Kennedy stepping in as a guest for the hosts at reserve.

But it was the Monarchs who cut the aggregate deficit to just three points after heat one.

Sam Masters led from the gate ahead of Poole’s Steve Worrall. Visiting number two Anders Rowe was ahead of Danyon Hume for third.

Edinburgh’s Drew Kemp took the chequered flag in in a shared reserves’ race ahead of Kennedy and Ben Basso in third.

Poole restored parity on the night thanks to Aussie duo Schlein and Ben Cook. While the former was clear from the first turn, Cook dived up the inside of Kye Thomson for third before pushing Josh Pickering all the way for the runner-up spot.

Skipper King then stamped his authority on the contest in race four. In a pulsating battle with former Pirate Richie Worrall, the home captain managed to surge up the inside of the Monarchs man on turn three before powering away.

Basso was third as Poole sealed a 4-2 to go two points ahead on the night, seven clear on aggregate.

Schlein sealed his second race win when he made light work of Masters to claim race five. Cook came third to further extend Poole’s advantage.

A family affair then took place in race six as, having made the gate, Richie Worrall led twin brother Steve in the opening lap.

But the Pirates man was having none of it and swooped round the outside of his sibling. With Hume picking up third ahead of Kemp – Poole led by six on the night and 68-57 overall.

King showed his class to once again lead from tapes to flag in heat seven, as Poole continued their string of 4-2s. Pickering was second with Kennedy splitting the Monarchs in third.

The visitors struck back in heat eight with a reserve change paying dividends – Hume failed to catch race-winner Kemp, with Rowe ensuring the visitors chipped away at the deficit with a 4-2.

Poole still led 74-63 on aggregate at the second track grading.

And following that brief interval, it was then party time for the hosts. Cook and Schlein teamed up for a maximum ahead of Richie Worrall and reserve Jason Edwards.

Another race win for Steve Worrall edged Poole ever closer in heat 10 having managed to keep at bay the challenge of Pickering – Hume picked up third to send the hosts 17 points up overall.

Monarchs number one Masters led a shared heat 11 ahead of King and Kennedy, but the home side sealed the cup in stunning fashion.

Schlein and Basso paired up to seal an impressive 5-1 over Kemp and Thomson, before Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ was played over the PA system.

Pirates showed a ruthless streak in heat 13 with King and Steve Worrall teaming up for a maximum heat win, making light work of Masters and Richie Worrall.

A nasty spill in heat 14 saw three riders hit the deck on bend two, with Kennedy excluded from the re-run as the cause of the stoppage. With Cook withdrawn from the re-run – Basso stepped in to take his place.

And the dynamic Dane then delivered, showing raw pace to switch back up the inside of Pickering and wow the crowd with a race win.

And Poole rounded off the evening in emphatic fashion with Steve Worrall and Schlein sealing a closing 5-1 over Masters and Pickering.

Pirates 57: S Worrall 13+1, Hume 4, Schlein 12+3, Cook 5, King 11, Kennedy 4+1, Basso 8+1.

Edinburgh 33: Masters 10, Rowe 2, Thomson 2, Pickering 6, R Worrall 5, Kemp 8+1, Edwards 0.