Lakeside Hammers shine on home shale

PUBLISHED: 23:04 21 May 2016 | UPDATED: 23:04 21 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 60 Coventry Bees 33

A fired-up Lakeside Hammers gained revenge over Coventry with a stunning Elite League win on home shale at Purfleet.

Having lost 54-39 at Brandon the previous night, Hammers saw Lewis Bridger enjoy his best display of the season with 12+2 to top the score charts.

But it was a real team effort from the hosts, as Swedish duo Andreas Jonsson and Kim Nilsson, reserve Lewis Kerr and Pole Piotr Swiderski were all paid for double-digit tallies.

Club supremos Stuart Douglas and Jon Cook were looking on closely as the riders responded in style to their setback of the night before and maintained their unbeaten record on their own track.

A play-off push remains a very realistic target for Hammers and co-promoter Cook said: “It was a tremendous performance, and we were absolutely delighted to see Lewis Kerr and Lewis Bridger in such fantastic form.

“It’s good to be busy, and we’re already looking forward to our meeting against Leicester on Friday where we’ll be looking to build on tonight’s great win.”

Hammers: Lewis Bridger 12+2, Andreas Jonsson 11+2, Lewis Kerr 10+2, Kim Nilsson 9+1, Piotr Swiderski 8+2, Robert Mear 7+2, Richard Lawson 3+1.

Coventry: Danny King 13+1, Krzysztof Kasprzak 8, Chris Harris 4+1, Leigh Lanham 4, James Sarjeant 3, Kacper Woryna 1, Jason Garrity r/r.

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