Search

Speedway: Lakeside Hammers ‘racing for pride’ in Shield finale

PUBLISHED: 12:30 29 October 2018

Nick Morris in action at the Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

Nick Morris in action at the Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

SHANE CHITTOCK

Lakeside Hammers ace Nick Morris says his side will be racing for pride tonight in their last shot at silverware this season.

They took a 61-29 beating from Workington in the Championship Grand Final yesterday to lose by 22 points on aggregate.

This evening they are back at the same Derwent Park venue — and face an uphill struggle as they begin the Shield Final second leg trailing by two points.

“We’ve seen what they’ve been doing to most teams that come here,” admitted Morris, whose considerable efforts in last night’s match yielded only five points.

“They’re just too good round this place. We thought we’d be able to put up a fight, but, yeah — they’re just quick, that’s all.

“We didn’t get the bikes set up as they do. We just couldn’t keep up, really.

“We’ll come back and try to race for a bit of pride. But we’ve got nothing to be ashamed about. We made it this far and, like I said, Workington are a really good team.”

Team boss Will Pottinger reckons the Hammers can at least learn from their experience in terms of preparation.

“We’re in a Grand Final and we haven’t raced here all year — a bizarre situation,” he said.

“At least we’ve got a bit of an idea as to where we’ve got to start from, bike set-up wise.

“We’re not going to give up. We’ll keep fighting.”

Hammers are unchanged while Stefan Nielsen guests for the Comets in place of the injured Dan Bewley.

Workington: Rene Bach, Ty Proctor R/R, Stefan Nielsen (G), Rasmus Jensen, Nicolai Klindt, Kyle Bickley, Mason Campton.

Lakeside: Richard Lawson, Zach Wajtknecht, Adam Ellis, Kyle Newman, Nick Morris, Ben Morley, Alfie Bowtell.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:00

Jeff Green believes Washington Wizards can kickstart their season and reach the play-offs following their stunning last gasp 101-100 NBA London Game 2019 victory over Eastern Conference rivals New York Knicks at The O2, North Greenwich last Thursday.

Yesterday, 13:00

Winning a title was never going to be easy and O’s have hit a bump in the road, but they have enough quality to get over it

Yesterday, 10:00

East London’s women had plenty to cheer with seven wins and a draw from nine matches played.

Tue, 17:00

There are now more ways than ever to listen to the East London Football Podcast

Tue, 15:00

Wapping’s women ran out 4-2 winners over Canterbury seconds in their latest East League Premier outing.

Tue, 13:00

The former Dagenham & Redbridge manager was delighted with Ebbsfleet’s number one

Tue, 09:30

Leyton Orient have put the 32-year-old up for sale after failing to ‘meet club standards’ at Ebbsfleet United

Mon, 13:00

The former Gillingham manager was frustrated with Leyton Orient’s start away to Ebbsfleet United

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists