Search

Lakeside Hammers preparing for busy Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:30 23 August 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 are preparing for three meetings in three days in what could prove to be a pivotal weekend for their play-off hopes.

The Hammers host Newcastle at the Arena-Essex Raceway on Friday (8pm) before taking on the Diamonds at Brough Park on Sunday (6pm) – and there’s also a trip to Workington sandwiched in the middle (Saturday, 7pm).

The Purfleet outfit currently sit second in the Championship standings with as many as seven teams behind them still in with a shout of achieving a top four finish.

But heat-leader Nick Morris believes the Hammers have got what it takes to cement a place in the end-of-season play-offs.

“We went through a stage where we never seemed to have a full 1-7 with the Lakeside boys in it and there were one or two results which didn’t go to plan,” Morris said.

“But since we’ve had all the guys back, the team has picked up again, everyone has been doing pretty good and that’s why we’re up there pushing towards the top of the table.

“We’ll pick up what we can in the away meetings but I think as long as we win our last couple at home then we should get in pretty comfortably.”

The Hammers are set to be at full strength on Friday, despite both Richard Lawson and Adam Ellis crashing while on Premiership duty on Wednesday.

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

NEWCASTLE: Stuart Robson, Tero Aarnio, Matej Kus, Ashley Morris, Ludvig Lindgren, Carl Wilkinson, Matthew Wethers.

Latest East London Sports News

19 minutes ago

Nominations are officially open for this year's FA & McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards.

19 minutes ago

Grow the Game is back for the tenth year in a row, with £1.5million available for clubs to turn their aspirations of creating new female and disability teams into reality.

09:00

Club secretaries, managers and coaches can now organise matches and training more easily thanks to an FA initiative alongside PayPal - the free FA Matchday app.

08:41

Leyton Orient have announced that goalkeeper Sam Sargeant has extended his contract at the club until the summer of 2022.

Yesterday, 14:54

West Ham manager David Moyes insists Saturday's crunch clash with Southampton will not make or break their season.

The Hammers go into the Southampton game desperate for points

Yesterday, 13:37

The Football Association [The FA] has today launched the 'Pledge of Positivity' which asks parents and spectators involved in under-18s grassroots football to commit to creating a more positive environment at matches across the country.

Yesterday, 13:00

Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans, Jacob Ranson and Dan Bennett for another East London Football Podcast.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year's event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

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