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PUBLISHED: 12:58 25 June 2012

Lakeside Hammers duo Kauko Nieminen (blue) and Davey Watt (Rob Newell/TGS)

Lakeside Hammers duo Kauko Nieminen (blue) and Davey Watt (Rob Newell/TGS)

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Hammers head to the coast

Elite League, Monday (7.30pm)

Eastbourne Eagles v Lakeside Hammers

Peter Karlsson and Davey Watt were in dominant form as Hammers returned to winning ways with an emphatic victory over King’s Lynn on Friday.

Lakeside’s top two dropped just two points between them, and impressive displays from Robert Mear and Kim Nilsson helped the home side record a 59-36 win, bouncing back after their home defeat to Swindon earlier in the week.

Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook said: “It was a night to savour, with some stunning racing and the team back in form.

“The weather all around wasn’t good and so it was especially pleasing that our fans who took a chance that we missed the worst of the weather were suitably entertained.”

Hammers travel to the Sussex coast this evening with Somerset’s Alex Davies riding as a guest alongside Robert Mear at reserve as Justin Sedgmen and Richie Worrall have Premier League commitments.

Kauko Nieminen will be the team’s doubling-up rider and Hammers will take on an Eastbourne side, who will finally be back at full strength as No.1 Joonas Kylmakorpi returns.

The Finnish star and former Hammer has not appeared for the club since a heavy crash at King’s Lynn at the end of March, but has been in good form elsewhere after making his comeback during the Eagles’ break from action.

Eastbourne boss Trevor Geer said: “We know Joonas is fully fit and his results on the continent show he is in magnificent form.

“That is going to give us a tremendous lift. He has been badly missed and I know Joonas wants to get back into an Eagles’ race-suit and start scoring points for us.”

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