Search

Lakeside Hammers manager Pottinger pleased with his side's efforts

PUBLISHED: 08:30 02 July 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 team boss Will Pottinger admitted it was a great effort to make the Championship Fours final.

Without Kyle Newman it ended up being a tough final and the Hammers ended up in fourth place behind champions Peterborough, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Nick Morris was outstanding all afternoon, dropping just one point in the qualifying run-off for the final but there just wasn’t enough consistent backing.

Pottinger said: “It’s hard to come into an event like this without your strongest side. I know some other teams were missing riders as well.

“But in the end Peterborough won it with a full strength team and that perhaps made all the difference.

“I’m proud of all the boys, they all had a good go but we just lacked an extra bit of power in the middle order.But it was a great effort.

“Nick was brilliant all day dropping only a point. To be honest he kept us in the hunt all afternoon and got the vital place in the run-off to make the final.

“Adam Ellis and Richard Lawson both gave it their all as did Alfie Bowtell and it has been great experience for him.

“Now we just put this behind us and concentrate on the next league matches at Glasgow and then home to the Tigers on Saturday. They are massive matches for us.”

Scorers:

Qualifying heats 13: Morris 6, Ellis 5, Lawson 1, Bowtell 1.

Final 14: Morris 9, Ellis 4, Lawson 1, Bowtell 1.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:28

Essex suffered a second successive Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at the Oval, but injuries to Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikki Clarke took some of the gloss off Surrey’s 65-run victory.

Yesterday, 14:30

The talismanic midfielder will be doing his best to keep the squad focused after Monday’s battle with Solihull put Orient on the verge of promotion

Yesterday, 10:30

The O’s are not officially champions, but it would take an almighty sequence of events for them not to achieve promotion this coming Saturday

Yesterday, 10:00

Canning Town-based trainer will hope to guide British heavyweight to another win

Mon, 18:10

The O’s head coach insisted the job is not finished yet, but was pleased to give the fans another day to remember in the National League

Mon, 16:26

Essex Eagles make the short journey to The Kia Oval to face Surrey in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Tuesday, looking to get back to winning ways after a home defeat to Middlesex on Good Friday.

Hammers striker Antonio close to his best but it is still not enough

PROMOTED CONTENT

All Points East will be returning to Victoria Park next month with two weekends of diverse music and a free community festival.

It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

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.

Live

Yesterday, 18:28

Essex suffered a second successive Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at the Oval, but injuries to Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikki Clarke took some of the gloss off Surrey’s 65-run victory.

View Live

Breaking news

Yesterday, 18:28

Essex suffered a second successive Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at the Oval, but injuries to Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikki Clarke took some of the gloss off Surrey’s 65-run victory.

Read more

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