BERWICK Bandits star Chris Harris was left to rue multiple problems with his machinery as his side let victory slip through their fingers against Poole Pirates, but the 45-45 draw was "probably a fair result".

Bandits, who sit bottom of the SGB Championship, led by 10 points at one stage, before Poole rallied.

The hosts still looked on course for victory, leading by four points going into heat 15.

As the red lights came on for Danny King moving at the start, Harris, who was on for a paid maximum, suffered engine problems so quickly switched to a different bike.

But that one failed him too as he sat second more than halfway through the re-run, allowing King and Richard Lawson to combine for a 5-1 to tie up the contest.

Reflecting on the chaotic finale at Shielfield Park, Harris told the British Speedway Network: "We worked hard but managed to burn the clutch out in the end.

"It was pretty much nearly on fire! It's a shame, because I did all the hard work passing Danny and then obviously it wasn't to be."

He added: "I was lucky for the re-run because the engine blew up just as the red lights came on, so that one needs to go back and then obviously the clutch has broke on that one.

"But it was a good meeting overall. Poole pushed us hard and obviously got the draw which I think was probably a fair result in the end, on the night.

"We needed a home win, because we want to start climbing that table. But we'll regroup for next week and go again."