Search

Away-day delight for Lakeside Hammers at Birmingham

10:17 03 April 2014

Mikkel Bech was only beaten once all night by an opposing rider as Lakeside picked up an impressive away win at Birmingham last night. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Mikkel Bech was only beaten once all night by an opposing rider as Lakeside picked up an impressive away win at Birmingham last night. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

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

Elite League: Birmingham Brummies 37 Lakeside Hammers 56

Lakeside Hammers picked up a welcome four points in their first away Elite League fixture of the season with an impressive all-round performance

After two shared heats to start the meeting, with Adam Ellis excelling in the second, Lakeside got the ball rolling with the first of four heat maximums.

Skipper Davey Watt and Lewis Bridger saw off Ben Barker and Edward Kennett, who fell when pressing Bridger for second.

Daniel Nermark gated and won heat four, before Danish sensation Mikkel Bech and Watt combined to good effect as the Hammers moved 19-11 ahead.

Gating proved to be the difference, and Peter Karlsson did just that in heat six for a shared heat.

Paul Starke suffered an engine failure in heat seven and after an initial challenge from Skornicki, Bech secured his second win of the night and a 4-2 advantage for the visitors.

Watt and Lawson were first out of the gate in heat eight moved the Hammers 31-17 ahead, and Ellis again showed his early promise with another win in heat nine for a shared heat.

Skornicki took the black and white helmet for a tactical ride in 10 and it worked with the Brummies number two getting the better of Watt who was held up by Danny King.

A late comeback looked on the cards when Barker managed to hold off Bech, with Karlsson off the pace at the back.

But the Hammers had a 4-2 of their own when Lawson and Ellis both gated, though the latter was passed by Skornicki.

And the visitors effectively sealed the win on the night with a maximum in heat 13 from Karlsson and Bridger.

Nermark was excluded from the penultimate heat and though Starke gated, Bech proved to be too strong, and Ellis followed suit for a maximum.

Skornicki ended up separating Watt and Lawson in the final heat, but the job had been done and the Hammers came away with a four-point victory.

Lakeside are back in action on Friday when they host Leicester Lions at the Raceway.

Birmingham Brummies 37: Danny King 2 (from 4 rides), Adam Skornicki 13 (5), Ben Barker 9 (5), Daniel Nermark 4+1 (4), Edward Kennett 2 (4), Simon Lambert 2+2 (4), Paul Starke 5 (4).

Lakeside Hammers 56: Peter Karlsson 6+2 (4), Richard Lawson 10+1 (5), Davey Watt 13+1 (5), Mikkel Bech 11 (4), Lewis Bridger 5+1 (4), Ben Morley 1 (3), Adam Ellis 10+2 (5)

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the second goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Sky Bet League Two: Dagenham & Redbridge 3 Cheltenham Town 1

Yesterday, 17:02
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 31, 2015.

The Hammers still haven’t won at Anfield since 1963

Fri, 21:05
Matt Partridge of Dagenham & Redbridge is treated after suffering an injury against Oxford United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Wayne Burnett has a relatively fit squad to choose from for Daggers Against Racism Day

Fri, 18:00
Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Billy Roast signs contract after Colchester United release defender

Most read sport

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.