Hammers look to tame Lions
PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 June 2015 | UPDATED: 07:15 26 June 2015
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Leicester visit at end of busy spell
The Vortex Lakeside Hammers race their third home meeting in eight days as Leicester Lions visit the Arena Essex Raceway tonight (Friday).
Leicester include popular former Hammers rider Piotr Swiderski in their line-up and it will be the last Elite League action for two weeks as the speedway world prepares to decamp to Cardiff for next week’s British Grand Prix.
Hammers have raced to home wins over King’s Lynn and Wolverhampton over the past week but were brought back down to earth in a 63-29 defeat against the Stars in Norfolk last night (Thursday),
Niels-Kristian Iversen had a full maximum for the hosts, while Andreas Jonsson was paid for 10 points for the visitors.
Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook said: “We’ve shown huge improvement in the last two home meetings and need to take that level of performance into the clash with the Lions who will be no pushovers.
“With Grand Prix star Jason Doyle and Piotr (Swiderski), who will have a real point to prove having been in our plans before we decided against a fourth commuting rider, it promises to be an exciting match to sign off this busy period for the club.”
Hammers are set to include Davey Watt as a guest for Swedish rider Kim Nilsson.
Vortex Lakeside Hammers: Andreas Jonsson, Mikkel Bech, Edward Kennett, Richard Lawson, Davey Watt, Adam Ellis, Ashley Birks.
Leicester Lions: Jason Doyle, Richie Worrall, Grzegorz Walasek, Szymon Wozniak, Piotr Swiderski, Simon Lambert, Josh Bates.