Search

Cook: Hard test for Lakeside Hammers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 September 2017

Jon Cook of Lakeside Hammers (pic Rob Newell/TGS Photo)

Jon Cook of Lakeside Hammers (pic Rob Newell/TGS Photo)

Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League

Lakeside Hammers chief Jon Cook is under no illusions about the size of the task facing the team in their National League play-off semi-final.

Table-toppers Belle Vue visit the Arena-Essex Raceway on Friday (8pm) in the first leg after the Manchester outfit picked the Hammers.

And the return will take place at the National Stadium the following Friday, October 6 at 7.30pm.

Belle Vue include newly crowned National League Riders’ champion Dan Bewley and are a solid all-round team and Cook said: “It’s going to be tough and we will need the support of our fans to help us on Friday.

“They haven’t finished top by god fortune, they’ve done it over the course of the season and clearly they feel they will beat us.

“But we will be looking for a useful lead on Friday at the Raceway and we’ll need the fans to play their part. Every Hammers fan needs to come along and get behind us, even those who haven’t been regulars for National League racing.”

An update on team news will be issued in due course with Zach Wajtknecht still sidelined for the Hammers and doubts over Jack Smith for Belle Vue.

*Hammers duo Ben Morley and Alfie Bowtell missed out on a rostrum place in Sunday’s National League Riders’ Championship despite both enjoying solid afternoon’s at Leicester.

Morley totalled 11 while Bowtell racked up nine points without a race win next to his name.

The meeting was won by British start of the future Dan Bewley of Belle Vue Colts.

Result: Dan Bewley 15, Matt Williamson 13, Liam Carr 12, Tom Bacon 11, Ben Morley 11, Jordan Jenkins 10, Alfie Bowtell 9, Jon Armstrong 8, Josh Bailey 8, Luke Bowen 7, Adam Roynon 4, Ryan Terry-Daley 3, Tom Woolley 3, Luke Harris 3, Chris Widman 2, Conor Dwyer (res) 1, James Cockle 0.

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 22:24

Everyone Active Raiders ended their four-match losing run with a hard-fought win in Milton Keynes on Sunday night.

Yesterday, 11:00

Lakeside Hammers boss Will Pottinger has warned his team about the “unknown quantity” patch-up Peterborough side for their crunch play-off semi-final decider.

Yesterday, 10:00

Bostik North: Dereham Town 1 Romford 0

Yesterday, 09:09

Hornchurch slipped to their third successive Bostik Premier defeat and fifth loss in a row in all competitions on Saturday.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Brandon Webster’s hat-trick helped Raiders to victory in their National League Division Two clash with the Mustangs at Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Spurs manager admitted his team suffered ‘a little bit more’ than he would have liked during today’s derby with West Ham

Saturday, October 20, 2018

FA Cup fourth qualifying round: Boreham Wood 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 2

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Hammers huffed and puffed but couldn’t beat Hugo Lloris

PROMOTED CONTENT

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now