Kings Lynn Stars v Poole Pirates
With top spot in their sights the Pirates will travel to King's Lynn on Thursday (19th) night in the knowledge that victory will earn them the right of semi-final opposition choice in the play-offs.
Hopes of being confirmed as the top club were squashed last night when current leaders Swindon took all four points from their visit to King's Lynn. The Pirates resiliently saw off the challenge of Ipswich at Wimborne Road but they trail the Robins by two points in the latest league standings.
Poole have won three times on their league travels this season and have won two of their previous visits to the Norfolk Arena this evening, but lost out on their last apperance there, back in July.
Club owner Matt Ford confirmed the trip on Thursday advising "Thursday is deadline day that determines the finishing order of the top four clubs. We know exactly what we need to do on Thursday to give us the choice of opponents. We shouldn't have any fears of going there to win but we will need to have everyone contributing points. Lynn may have lost last night to Swindon but the scores were very close throughout, until those last few heats it seems and they have recorded some good results at home this year.".
Whatever the outcome of Thursday's meeting the Pirates are assured of a home fixture on Monday (16th) in the play-off semi-finals.