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Lakeside win on the road at Wolverhampton

22:27 21 July 2014

Adam Ellis of Lakeside Hammers was back to his best with a paid 10 points in the 46-44 win at Wolverhampton Wolves. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Adam Ellis of Lakeside Hammers was back to his best with a paid 10 points in the 46-44 win at Wolverhampton Wolves. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

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Elite League: Wolverhampton Wolves 44 Lakeside Hammers 46

Lakeside built up their Elite League play-off credentials once again with fine 46-44 win at Monmore Green.

And the most pleasing thing was a return of form for fast track reserve Adam Ellis who picked up a paid 10-point haul, while skipper Davey Watt top scored with 12.

It was a Wolves side minus World Champion Tai Woffinden, who is taking a break due to overexhaustion. But the Hammers could only beat what was put in front of them, and Woffinden’s replacement, Chris Harris, endured a torrid night picking up just two points.

The Hammers started as they meant to go on when Watt and Richard Lawson made the most of Harris’ exclusion following an incident involving Lakeside’s Aussie skipper to gain a maximum.

Ellis couldn’t find a way past Joe Jacobs in the reserve heat, but Morley was stuck at the back and Wolves immediately hit back with a 4-2, before the hosts went in front as Piotr Pawlicki forced guest Ben Barker wide, allowing Jacob Thorssell to nip up the inside and give Wolverhampton a 5-1.

Morley ran a last in the next as Lawson was unable to beat Ricky Wells, despite leading for the first two laps, and the Hammers now trailed 14-10.

Harris’ bad luck continued as he fell in heat five when chasing Barker, but the damage was limited with Pawlicki on hand to take the victory for a shared heat,

Mikkel Bech produced a fine ride to chase and pass Thorssell for a third place behind team-mate Watt, before Ellis picked up a fine win in heat seven, and with Nilsson in second the Hammers 5-1 made it a level meeting at 21 apiece.

Barker took victory to secure a shared heat eight, and Morley took a tumble in the next on lap three, but cleared the track for the race to continue.

Ellis couldn’t beat Jacobs in that heat though as Wolves moved 28-26 in front.

Bech took the chequered flag in heat 10, but team-mate Barker couldn’t get past Max Fricke for another shared heat, before Pawlicki shed a chan in heat 11 for a fifth 3-3 of the night.

The meeting was entering a crucial stage and the decision to bring Ellis in for Morley proved worthwhile as he took third ahead of Jacobs. And with Lawson taking the win, we now had a level meeting once again at 36-36.

Watt and Bech came up trumps at just the right time as the Hammers picked up a precious maximum to move in front, while Nilsson and Ellis packed into the minor places for a shared heat 14.

The Hammers lead 44-40 going into the final heat, guaranteed at least two points if it ended in a draw. Bech and Watt couldn’t quite do it again though with the former retiring.

However Watt held off Wells for second a a home 4-2 gave Lakeside the win on the night 46-44.

Lakeside now take a 17-day break from Elite League action, but an ‘Arena Essex’ side come up against Kent Kings at the Raceway on Friday.

Wolverhampton Wolves 44: Harris 2 (from 4 rides), Fricke 5+1 (4), Thorssell 6+2 (4), Wells 12 (5), Pawlicki 10 (5), Jacobs 7 (5), Perry 2 (3).

Lakeside Hammers 46: Watt 12 (5), Lawson 7+1 (4), Barker 5 (4), Nilsson 6+3 (4), Bech 7+2 (5), Ellis 9+1 (5), Morley 0 (3).

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