Search

Early signs are promising, says Lakeside Hammers co-promoter Cook

11:00 11 April 2014

Lakeside

Lakeside's Lewis Bridger has endured a tough start to the Elite League season. 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

While the likes of Peter Karlsson and Lewis Bridger have yet to hit top form, Lakeside Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook insists the early signs are promising.

The duo have been below-par as the Hammers sit top of the pile from their opening four Elite League meetings.

And though those two have struggled, the likes of Richard Lawson, Mikkel Bech and reserve Adam Ellis have more than made up for Karlsson’s and Bridger’s slow start.

Taking all that into consideration, Cook believes if it all manages to click together at once for the Hammers, then they’ll be on course for success this season.

“It’s not been the greatest of starts for Lewis and Peter, but it’s not for the want of trying for either,” said Cook.

“It’s not quite gone to plan for those two, but you look at the form of Adam down at reserve and Mikkel and that’s almost counteracted Peter’s and Lewis’ poor start.

“I am sure it will come for those two and if it can all click together at once then the signs will be promising.

“I think from the first four meetings last year we only picked up about two points so it’s nice for us to get off to a good start this time around.”

On Wednesday night, the Hammers went down 51-39 at King’s Lynn Stars, and they were on the end of a five-ride maximum from Grand Prix rider Niels Kristian-Iversen.

It looked like the visitors might have been on course to bring some points back from the Norfolk Arena, having led 23-19 after seven heats.

But despite impressive showings from Bech and Ellis, joint top scoring with a paid 12 points each, they returned empty handed.

And while it’s a track Lakeside haven’t fared particularly well at before, Cook was left slightly frustrated that they didn’t fulfill their early promise.

“It’s not a track we have done too well at before and it’s not a fixture we really targeted,” he added.

“It was disappointing to miss out at the end there, but there were plenty of positives for us to take.”

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:30
Jamie Cureton has scored eight times for Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers forward believes they can pick up win tomorrow, which would move them out of League Two relegation zone

Yesterday, 15:00
Bristol City's Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (left) and West Ham United's Mark Noble battle for the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at Ashton Gate. Pic: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Hammers fan Mark Noble wants to go all the way to Wembley

Yesterday, 19:31
There are 32 teams left vying for FA Cup glory - including six from the capital (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been handed a home draw in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Middlesbrough, who knocked Manchester City out in the last round.

Yesterday, 15:02

Our Hammers blogger is dreaming of Wembley

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

Can the public get to the bottom of those bright lights in the sky?

Fonejacker has nothing on these lot.

Flights are being cancelled, schools are being closed, and America’s northeast is getting prepared for a lot of snow.

Cinematic classics get a right-wing twist from Twitter. The results are thoroughly amusing.