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Lakeside Hammers silence Bees to boost play-off hopes

PUBLISHED: 22:34 20 August 2016 | UPDATED: 22:34 20 August 2016

Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

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Lakeside Hammers 57 Coventry Bees 35

Kim Nilsson of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)Kim Nilsson of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Lakeside Hammers moved back into the Elite League top four with a convincing win over Coventry at the Arena-Essex Raceway.

The Vortex Hammers put in a dominant display against an under-strength Bees side to keep their play-off hopes well and truly alive.

Edward Kennett and Kim Nilsson both recorded faultless paid maximums, while skipper Andreas Jonsson suffered his only defeat when he retired at the tapes in heat 11.

Lewis Bridger also dropped just one point with an impressive showing as the Purfleet outfit sent out a message to their rivals with a powerful performance.

The hosts recorded 12 race wins and ran just four last places and team coach Kelvin Tatum was delighted with a job well done.

He said: “Coventry were depleted, but the most important job for us was to come away with the win and we did just that.

“When we are at home at full strength we know we’re strong, and even though we made heavy weather of things initially by throwing some points away it was a pretty comfortable win.

“With double figures coming from four riders, that shows the strength we have at home and in truth it could have been more if not for some bad luck for Richard Lawson and Lewis Kerr being hampered by illness.

“The three points were vital, we needed that after Swindon picked up four points away last week, and it gets us back into the top four which is huge.”

With Richard Lawson and Robert Mear also making solid contributions, it was a strong all-around team showing from the hosts.

Reserve Lewis Kerr withdrew due to illness after struggling in his opening two rides, but the result was never in doubt on a confidence-boosting night for the Hammers.

The win sees them leapfrog Wolverhampton to move back up to fourth in the table ahead of a huge encounter with the West Midlands side at Monmore Green on Monday (7.30pm).

Hammers: Kim Nilsson 12+3, Andreas Jonsson 12, Edward Kennett 11+1, Lewis Bridger 10+1, Robert Mear 6, Richard Lawson 5+1, Lewis Kerr 1+1.

Bees: Jason Garrity 11, Danny King 9, James Sarjeant 8, Ellis Perks 3+2, Chris Harris 3+1, Robert Branford 1+1, Kasper Woryna R/R.

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