POOLE'S number one Steve Worrall hopes the "switch has flicked" for Pirates after they recorded a resounding 51-39 victory over SGB Championship title rivals Glasgow Tigers last night.

A wobble in form has seen Pirates slip down to third in the standings, following a run of just one win in six meetings.

But Neil Middleditch's men put things right in style, with a strong late surge to pull away and ease to victory at Wimborne Road, closing the gap between the two clubs in the table to just a solitary point.

Worrall more than played his part, scoring 9+1, with fellow heat leaders Richard Lawson (13+1) and Danny King (10) also showing their class.

"Glasgow are obviously one of the strongest teams in the league, but based off our previous form, we couldn’t quite say how it was going to pan out (on Wednesday)," said Worrall.

"We have been struggling. Whether the practice (on Tuesday) made a difference, or just everyone settled a bit more, but I feel like it’s been coming for a while.

"We’re all very good riders, a very strong top three, if we go out and do our job, it takes pressure off the bottom end.

"I just feel like it’s been coming.

"At the weekend, we should’ve got something from Edinburgh (49-41 loss), that was my fault in heat 15.

"But we turned it round, we got something from Berwick (45-45 draw) and we deserved that. Luck was on our side in that last heat and we got something from that, moving into Wednesday.

"That little switch has flicked maybe. We are back to where we should be and what this team is capable of.

"Hopefully that has sent a message out to everyone that we are not playing anymore!"

Pirates have two regular league fixtures remaining, starting against Scunthorpe Scorpions at Wimborne Road on Wednesday.

Before that, they begin their Championship Jubilee League campaign away at Plymouth Gladiators on Tuesday evening.