Ford hails Pirates top four as Premiership's 'most potent'


Danny Ford hailed the Pirates’ top four as the Premiership’s “most potent” after watching his side finally secure a victory over Peterborough last night.


The Pirates made it three wins on the bounce with a 50-40 triumph over the Panthers – a side they had failed to beat on three previous occasions this season.


Once again, Nicolai Klindt and Josh Grajczonek did their fair share of damage on track, bagging paid 22 between them alongside solid returns from Jack Holder (10+1) and Brady Kurtz (10).


Co-promoter Ford said: “Nicolai and Josh have been on fire since day one of the season and we’ve needed it, too, with all the injuries we’ve had.


“They’ve had to play a much bigger role than they normally would have, and both have stepped up to the plate when we needed them most.


“Jack had a tough start to the season but has been flying since then and Brady really showed what he’s all about last night having only just returned from another injury.


“I firmly believe we have the most potent top four in British speedway at the moment and long may their form continue.”


Grajczonek and Klindt set the tone for what was to come at Wimborne Road, securing a heat three 5-1 that helped the home side recover from an early deficit against the Panthers.


The Aussie followed his Danish team-mate home having come from fourth place, past new British champion Charles Wright and countryman Ty Procter.


The pair also teamed up for a maximum heat advantage in race nine, after Grajczonek had stormed to victory in the previous heat as a rider replacement outing for Richie Worrall.


Holder and Kurtz, meanwhile, paired up for a heat 13 5-1 over Hans Andersen and Rohan Tungate.


The Pirates’ strength in depth was further outlined thanks to 10 points from reserves Ricky Wells (6) and Nico Coavtti (4).


Read the full report from last night’s meeting here.


Picture: Taylor Lanning

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