Hammers hopes hit by injury

PUBLISHED: 13:44 10 July 2012

Richie Worrall of Lakeside Hammers (Rob Newell/TGS)

Richie Worrall of Lakeside Hammers (Rob Newell/TGS)

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Worrall to miss World Under-21 action

Lakeside Hammers team boss Neil Vatcher admits the broken leg suffered by Richie Worrall earlier this month will cause the GB youngster to miss part of his World Under-21 Final programme.

Worrall broke his leg while riding for Premier League club Newcastle, after a promising start to the season with Elite League Hammers.

Vatcher said: “Obviously he wants to do the World Under-21 rounds and although he’ll probably be fit from the third round onwards he’ll probably miss the first two.

“Definitely the first anyway, which is on July 21 and the next is on August 3.

“His injury obviously impacts on Lakeside as well because he’d been really flying at reserve and he’ll be a hard act to replace.

“It is really frustrating to lose him and then getting Jonas (Davidsson) back, but that’s typical speedway I guess.”

*Australia edged out a battling Great Britain team to book a place in the World Cup Final following a thrilling event at King’s Lynn last night.

The hosts led early on by winning five of the last six races, and a late six-point win for skipper Chris Harris ensured they would push the tournament favourites to the end before Jason Crump sealed victory in Heat 20.

GB boss Neil Middleditch said: “I think the boys showed tremendous spirit.

“We had a couple of unfortunate engine failures and an exclusion that I felt was a bit iffy. But that’s history and we certainly didn’t give up.

“Everybody fancies the Aussies for the World Cup and probably rightly so. We didn’t beat them, but we certainly ran them close. We’re in the Race-Off now and it’s a challenge we’re up for.”

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