DELIGHTED Steve Worrall joked brother Richie “has to go above and beyond” to get the better of him, as he had the last laugh with silverware in Pirates colours.

The twin siblings did battle over two legs this week, as Poole and Edinburgh competed in the Championship Knockout Cup final.

Former Pirate Richie got the upper hand on Steve for the Monarchs in races 11 and 13 at Armadale, before Poole’s Steve responded by finishing ahead of his brother in the finale in Scotland.

And Steve got the better of Richie on both occasions at Wimborne Road, including passing him in heat six as Pirates went on to secure a 104-75 aggregate win across both meetings.

Asked whether it put a different view on the way he went when racing against his brother, Steve said: “It doesn’t for me, it’s more so for him.

“I feel like he has to go above and beyond just to beat me!

“I don’t really mind. He had me twice at Edinburgh and I got him in the last one, finally.

“I smoked him every time on Wednesday and passed him, so that would have been like a dagger in the back!”

Pirates number one Steve produced another impressive display with 13+1 to help dethrone the Monarchs on the south coast – following a 47-42 win in Scotland.

“Obviously we set Wednesday up nicely when we were at Edinburgh,” he said.

“There’s not many teams who have gone there recently and won, or come away close.

“For us to come away with a win, that just set the standard really. On Wednesday everyone was positive and took that on to the track and the score reflected that.

“We smoked them and that’s what we were there to do.”

Pirates could also add to their title haul for 2021 when they meet Glasgow in the rescheduled league play-off final next week.

Poole will now make the trip to Ashfield on Tuesday, November 2, before a home leg at Wimborne Road on Thursday, November 4.