PIRATES proved far too strong for patched up Birmingham as they breezed to a 56-34 victory away from home in the Championship Jubilee League.

Richard Lawson was the star of the show at Perry Barr with 15-point maximum from five rides.

Already without three of their regular septet due to injuries and unavailability, the Brummies lost Ashley Morris through injury after a spill in heat five and ex-Pirate Stefan Nielsen when he hit the deck in heat six.

Pirates were in cruise control after just six races with the likes of Drew Kemp, Ben Cook, Steve Worrall, Lawson and Danny King all taking race wins early in the meeting. The run of victories put them 10 points up on the night.

Justin Sedgmen made a good start to claim heat seven with King and Zach Cook filling the minor placings, but Pirates continued to stay in control.

Sedgmen was sent out as a tactical substitute by the hosts in race nine but he was powerless to stop Ben Cook and Lawson teaming up for a 5-1 to put Poole ahead 35-19.

Drew Kemp was another rider to take a tumble when he fell and was excluded in heat 11. Worrall breezed past Sedgman and Jason Edwards in the re-run to maintain Pirates’ 16-point advantage.

The meeting was over as a contest when King and Ben Cook teamed up for 5-1 in heat 12.

Ben Cook, who was also given the nod in heat 15 alongside Lawson, ended his evening with 13 paid 16 from his six rides.

Birmingham 34: Lewis Kerr 4+2, Stefan Nielsen 0, Kye Thomson 2+1, Ashley Morris 2, Justin Sedgmen 10, Jason Edwards 12+2, James Pearson 4+2.

Pirates 56: Steve Worrall 8+1, Drew Kemp 4, Danny King 11, Zach Cook 5+1, Richard Lawson 15, Ben Cook 13+3, Nathan Ablitt 0.