The sunshine may have been shining on the city of Manchester, but there was a dark cloud over the aces this evening.
The final score was the aces 33-60 robins.
Unfortunately Belle Vue still had no Rory Schlein so had guest Mads Korneliussen, who the week previously had ridden against the aces in the meeting against Eastbourne Eagles.
In reserve was dane Claus Vissing who was in for Josh Grajczonek. For the robins Robin Aspergn was in for Anders Mellgren.
By heat three the robins were in the lead by eight points at 5-13. However the aces lost a rider when polish rider Artur Mroczka withdrew from the meeting in heat five after a crash, and was advised to withdraw by medical advise. Also he had a cracked helmet from the crash.
Heat six saw the guest Mads use the black and white colours for double points. However this did not pay off whatsoever with just the one point only. Later on, two heats later Mads use the double points ride, and this time it paid off with six points from coming first. Nick Morris was also disqualified from the same heat but used a rider in his place aka Hans Anderson.
Although one thing I did not agree with is when fans use personal things which are not nice as chants, seriously there is no need at all!!!
Moving on though there was a spat between Charlie Gjedde and Nick Morris and a few words were exchanged, but it added some spice to it all.
The last heat, heat 15 was consisting of Patrick Hoguaard and Charlie Gjedde for the aces and for the robins was Peter Kildemand and Troy Batchelor. It finished with a 3-3 all.
So the final score of the meeting was Belle Vue 33-60 Swindon Robins.
In other speedway there was a midland derby with Coventry Bees v Birmingham Brummies. The Brummies won by ten points with 40-50. There was an awful crash which saw Scott Nichols injured. Best of luck on a speedy recovery.