Search

Speedway: Mixed night for winning Lakeside Hammers

PUBLISHED: 11:57 30 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:57 30 September 2018

Lakeside Hammers Nick Morris poses for the camera (Pic: Phil Ranson)

Lakeside Hammers Nick Morris poses for the camera (Pic: Phil Ranson)

Archant

Lakeside Hammers picked up two wins from their double header against Peterborough at Rye House - but it was a mixed night for the Hammers.

They take a 10-point lead into the second leg of their Championship Shield semi-final clash at the East of England Arena on Sunday courtesy of a 50-40 triumph in the first meeting.

But despite a 40-38 win in a fixture cut short after 13 races due to the track curfew, the Hammers crashed out of the Knockout Cup as they were unable to overturn a 14-point deficit in the second meeting.

Team manager Will Pottinger said: “It was a fairly pleasing night overall to be honest.

“Firstly it was good to build up a handy lead to take to Peterborough in the Championship Shield and I thought we rode well as a group.

“The deficit we needed to make up in the Knockout Cup was always going to be tough but we gave it our best and we showed glimpses of potentially pulling it back along the way.

“But we have to move on from that now and focus on the Shield on Sunday and then the play-offs next weekend.

“Everybody contributed over the two meetings but for me Alfie Bowtell rode brilliantly down at reserve.

“Kyle (Newman) did okay in his first meetings back from injury and it was just a shame bike problems affected the whole of his second fixture.”

Championship Shield semi-final, 1st leg:

Hammers: Nick Morris 14, Richard Lawson 11+1, Alfie Bowtell 10+2, Adam Ellis 6+1, Kyle Newman 5+1, Ben Morley 3+2, Broc Nicol 1.

Panthers: James Sarjeant 11+2, Michael Palm Toft 8, Ulrich Ostergaard 7, Emil Grondal 6+3, Tero Aarnio 6, Simon Lambert 2, Bradley Wilson-Dean R/R.

Championship KO Cup quarter-final, 2nd leg:

Hammers: Adam Ellis 11+1, Richard Lawson 8, Nick Morris 8, Alfie Bowtell 7+1, Ben Morley 5+1, Broc Nicol 1, Kyle Newman 0.

Panthers: Michael Palm Toft 9+1, James Sarjeant 8, Emil Grondal 7, Tero Aarnio 6+1, Ulrich Ostergaard 5+1, Simon Lambert 3+2, Bradley Wilson-Dean R/R.

Abandoned after 13 heats, curfew, result stands.

Peterborough 90-78 on aggregate

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 16:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed striker Lee Angol would have taken the penalty against Crewe Alexandra had he not come off injured in the 2-1 defeat.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient winger Louis Dennis praised loanee midfielder George Marsh for his impact in their 2-2 draw with Exeter City at the weekend as well as in their 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

Wed, 19:39

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted it felt good to be back at the top of the County Championship table after their innings & 40-run win over Surrey.

Wed, 18:21

Simon Harmer spun Essex to the brink of the Specsavers County Championship title with seven wickets as reigning champions Surrey were despatched by an innings at Chelmsford.

Wed, 16:00

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill insists they must find a way to put it right after falling to a late defeat against Crewe Alexandra.

Wed, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton says the time has come for everyone to stop feeling sorry for his side after suffering yet another late goal against Crewe Alexandra.

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Crewe Alexandra 2

Tue, 19:01

Dan Lawrence crafted his first Specsavers County Championship century of the season to put Essex in a strong position as the race for the title heads for its dramatic denouement.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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