Lakeside Hammers hunt down Lions

PUBLISHED: 09:04 28 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:04 28 May 2016

Lewis Bridger celebrates a race win for Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Lewis Bridger celebrates a race win for Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

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Elite League: Lakeside Hammers 66 Leicester Lions 26

Lakeside Hammers sent a clear message to their Elite League rivals with a demolition job on Leicester at the Arena-Essex Raceway last night.

The Vortex Hammers provided all 15 race winners and ran just two last places with a dominant display to maintain their perfect home record in 2016.

Andreas Jonsson, Richard Lawson and Lewis Kerr all recorded faultless paid maximums, while Eddie Kennett and Lewis Bridger also bagged double figures with impressive performances.

Promoter Jon Cook was full of praise for the professionalism shown by his side and he has called on them to deliver a repeat performance in the return fixture at Beaumont Park on Saturday night (7.30pm).

“It was a terrific team performance,” said Cook. “Obviously there are going to be harder meetings, but we were professional from start to finish.

“Some people may have felt we were on the edge of a malaise, but the boys answered any doubts perfectly with a really convincing performance.

“They were back at work and back focused, and the manner of this victory gives us a lot of confidence heading to Leicester and before a huge home meeting against Wolverhampton on Wednesday.

“When we’ve won at home by such a big score, you’d hope we’ll be able to go to Leicester and get a result.

“We know it’s crucial that we manage to get something from Leicester, so hopefully we take our momentum into that meeting and get another victory.”

Hammers: Richard Lawson 16+2, Andreas Jonsson 15+3, Edward Kennett 12+1, Lewis Kerr 11+1, Lewis Bridger 10+1, Robert Mear 2, Kim Nilsson r/r.

Lions: Davey Watt 9, Paul Starke 8+1, Aaron Summers 3, Nicolai Klindt 2+1, Patrick Hougaard 2, Josh Auty 2, Szymon Wozniak r/r.

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