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Last Updated: 06/07/14 10:14pm
King's Lynn's charge towards the Elite League playoffs has been halted briefly after suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.
Swindon Robins became the first team in 2014 to take maximum points off the Stars as they claimed a 50-40 win at the Abbey Stadium.
Peter Kildemand top-scored with 11, whilst Troy Batchelor (9+2) and reserve Charles Wright (9+1) also scored well.
Swindon boss Alun Rossiter said: “We spoke before the meeting about how we keep collapsing, but this time we started off slowly and then went the opposite way!
“I’ve got to say all seven riders were heroes and I couldn’t ask for any more."
Rory Schlein was the only visitor to hit double figures with number one Niels Kristian Iversen limited to nine points.
Saturday also saw King's give-up maximum points with Eastbourne Eagles claiming a 49-40 success.
Bjarne Pedersen lead Eastbourne home with 13 points with skipper Cameron Woodward (10) also hitting double figures.
Meanwhile, Lakeside maintained their hold on second place with a comfortable 57-35 success over Wolverhampton Wolves at the Arena-Essex Raceway.
Mikkel Bech top-scored with paid 12, whilst guest Rory Schlein dropped just one point for 11 from four rides as Lakeside limited Wolves to four heat wins, hree of which were secured by world champion Tai Woffinden, who was the only visiting rider to make any sort of impression on the scores with 14 points.
Finally, Leicester Lions claimed their biggest win of the season as they beat Belle Vie 56-36.
A tremendous team effort saw Jason Doyle (10+2), Simon Stead (10+1) and Krzysztof Buczkowski (10) all hit double figures whilst British Under-21 champion Josh Bates hit 9+1 from reserve.
Leicester boss Norrie Allan was delighted with the performance, stating: “It was the first time that we have fired as a team this season. Everyone played their part which made my job so much easier and each rider in the main body of the team was at some stage involved in one of our four maximums during the meeting."
Guest Chris Harris hit 10 for Belle Vue, but it was a poor effort from the Manchester outfit as Leicester dominated, and took maximum points which lifts them off the bottom of the table.