Lakeside Hammers edged out by Eastbourne

PUBLISHED: 08:04 15 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:04 15 April 2017

Lakeside Hammers Zach Wajtknecht (pic Jacob Ranson)

Lakeside Hammers Zach Wajtknecht (pic Jacob Ranson)


Eastbourne 51 Lakeside Hammers 39 (93-87 on aggregate)

Lakeside Hammers were edged out by fierce rivals in the Lee Richardson Memorial Trophy last night.

Hammers had raced to a 48-42 win on home shale early on Good Friday, thanks to maximums from Ben Morley and Zach Wajtknecht.

And the same duo played leading roles in the return meeting on the south coast, scoring 14 points apiece for the visitors.

Alfie Bowtell claimed his first win in a Hammers race jacket, but it could not prevent Eastbourne overcoming the six-point deficit and going on to lift the silverware, presented in memory of the late Eagles and Hammers rider Richardson, who died almost five years ago after a racing accident in Poland.

Hammers are back on the road on Bank Holiday Monday when they travel to Kent for the first leg of their Tunnel Trophy challenge match.

The return meeting is at Purfleet Raceway on Friday April 21 (8pm), ahead of the new National League campaign getting underway in May.

Scorers, Eastbourne: Tom Brennan 10+1, Georgie Wood 9, Connor Coles 8+2, Mark Baseby 7, Charley Powell 6+3, Matt Bates 6+1, Kelsey Dugard 5+2.

Hammers: Zach Wajtknecht 14, Ben Morley 12+2, Alfie Bowtell 7, George Hunter 2+1, David Mason 2+1, Nick Laurence 2, Ryan MacDonald 0.

Latest Romford Sports News

23 minutes ago

Gareth Southgate’s men capped a promising display with a deserved victory as an experimental England side secured victory thanks to Jesse Lingard’s first international goal.


Hornchurch saw their lead at the top of the table cut to seven points by nearest rivals Bowers at the Len Salmon Stadium on Friday night.


West Ham’s home to see Saracens entertain Harlequins in Rugby Union’s Aviva Premiership on Saturday


Essex club gave a fine performance in a fundraising friendly at home to West Ham United on Wednesday

The 21-year-old has caught the eye under John Still and will be part of the Canaries under-23s from July


Romford manager Paul Martin says it’s time to knuckle down ahead of a busy week of fixtures as they face AFC Sudbury and Mildenhall Town.


Raiders forward JJ Pitchley says the team have plenty of incentive to upset Basingstoke in the National League play-off semi-finals this weekend.


West Ham United attacker Michail Antonio has backed himself to help the club survive the drop.


Fed up with haggling on people’s drives over a used car, only to find out later it’s on its last legs?

Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now