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Speedway: Lakeside Hammers 52 Ipswich Witches 37

PUBLISHED: 07:53 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:53 04 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 moved to the top of the Championship table with a 52-37 home win over rivals Ipswich on Friday night.

Adam Ellis in action at Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)Adam Ellis in action at Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

Another dominant performance at the Arena-Essex Raceway saw the Hammers go level in the standings with Peterborough, but into first position on points difference.

It was an impressive response from the Purfleet outfit who had fallen to defeat to the Witches in Suffolk 24 hours earlier.

They were significantly boosted by the return of Nick Morris who top scored for the Hammers after missing Thursday’s fixture due to a series of recent knocks.

But he was supported tremendously by his team-mates, with each rider chipping in with at least one paid win.

And boss Will Pottinger says his side again demonstrated how dangerous they are with a full seven-man line-up.

“We’ve shown that on one or more occasion and that is something that’s going to be key as we head into the business end of the season,” he said.

“It was a solid team performance with a lot of the riders doing really well and even though Kyle (Newman) and Richard (Lawson) were frustrated by having a tough night, they still made the difference between Ipswich getting a league point and not getting one.

“They still had a couple of really good rides as well and their contributions were important.

“We’re all really grateful for everyone’s support and while we can’t control what’s going on off-track at the minute, we’re determined to make it a season to remember for success on the track.

“It was nice to get all the boys back together again, it was nice to get another home win in front of a good crowd and of course it’s nice to move to the top of the table.”

The Lakeside management and promotion thanked the club’s fans for turning out in tremendous numbers and showing an extraordinary level of support after a tough couple of days taking recent news of the impending closure of the venue into account.

The Hammers are back in action at the Arena-Essex Raceway next Friday (August 10, 8pm) where they will entertain Peterborough in a top-of-the-table clash.

Hammers: Nick Morris 13, Adam Ellis 11, Ben Morley 8+2, Zach Wajtknecht 7+1, Richard Lawson 5, Kyle Newman 4+2, Alfie Bowtell 4+1.

Witches: Scott Nicholls 13, Rory Schlein 10+1, Nico Covatti 5+1, Cameron Heeps 4+1, Coty Garcia 4, Mark Riss 1, David Wallinger 0.

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