Hammers deal Aces a trashing

08:43 07 June 2014

Lakeside Hammers Lewis Bridger (blue) and Belle Vue

Lakeside Hammers Lewis Bridger (blue) and Belle Vue's Scott Nicholls (black & white) have a heated exchange at the end of heat eight (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

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Elite League: Lakeside Hammers 58 Belle Vue 32

Lakeside Hammers smashed Belle Vue at the Purfleet Raceway to remain in second place in the Elite League table and maintain their play-off hopes.

The home side completely destroyed the Aces in the first eight races of the meeting, as they picked up seven 5-1s and a 4-2 heat advantage, to create a 20-point difference between the two sides.

Captain Davey Watt led Richard Lawson home for an opening 5-1 in the first heat, before reserves Adam Ellis and Ben Morley dominated the next race.

Mikkel Bech – who finished with a four-ride paid maximum – and Peter Karlsson dominated heat three, after Bech rounded Scott Nicholls to follow the veteran Swede home, before Lewis Bridger passed former Hammer Richie Worrall to win heat four.

Watt and Karlsson claimed a heat five maximum before Belle Vue used Matej Zagar as a tactical substitute in heat six.

Bech and Bridger left him standing at the gate, though, in another Hammers 5-1 before Ellis and Lawson added another maximum.

Nicholls came out as a tactical in heat eight, battling with Bridger throughout as Bech sped clear before the hosts recorded yet another 5-1.

That left the visitors with no tactical rides remaining for the rest of the meeting and Hammers kept on extending their advantage after a re-run heat nine was shared following the exclusion of Ellis.

Two more Hammers 4-2s in heat 10 and 11, won by Watt and Bech, left the scoreline at 50-16 in their, before Belle Vue finally got a race win on the board in a re-run heat 12, as Worrall held off Morley.

Zagar and Nicholls combined for a heat 13 maximum, but that still left the Aces 28 points behind the Hammers, who saw Bridger and Ellis team up for a 4-2 in the penultimate race of the night.

Another Zagar and Nicholls 5-1 rounded off the racing, but proved little consolation to a well-beaten Aces.

And the two sides meet again on Monday in front of the Sky TV cameras, with Hammers hoping to continue their good form as they bid for a second away victory of the season.

Hammers: Davey Watt 9 (4), Richard Lawson 6+1 (4), Mikkel Bech 10+2 (4), Lewis Bridger 11+1 (5), Peter Karlsson 8+1 (5), Ben Morley 8+1 (4), Adam Ellis 6+1 (4).

Aces: Matej Zagar 10 (5), Richie Worrall 5 (5), Scott Nicholls 9+2 (6), Michael Palm Toft 3 (5), Lee Payne 3 (4), Stefan Nielson 2+1 (5).


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