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PUBLISHED: 07:46 04 May 2011

Lee Richardson (red), Bjarne Pedersen (white) and Lukas Dryml (yellow) race in front of a bumper Bank Holiday crowd (TGS)

Lee Richardson (red), Bjarne Pedersen (white) and Lukas Dryml (yellow) race in front of a bumper Bank Holiday crowd (TGS)

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Hammers hit the south coast

Wednesday

Elite League

Poole Pirates v Lakeside Hammers

Hammers head to the south coast tonight for the first of two meetings in three days with the Pirates.

And they will be hoping for a better trip than the one to Wolverhampton on Monday, which saw them slip to a 53-42 defeat.

Stuart Robson produced a fine display at reserve to collect a paid 18 tally from seven rides (including a double-point joker win in heat eight).

But Peter Karlsson had a six-ride maximum for the hosts and Freddie Lindgren only dropped two points, as they comfortably outscored Lakeside’s top five.

Hammers had raced to a convincing 61-31 win over Birmingham on home shale last Friday, as the Brummies made their first appearance at Purfleet for a quarter of a century.

Lee Richardson posted a four-ride maximum and there were double-digit returns for Peter Ljung (8+3), Adam Shields (10), guest Ricky Wells (9+1) and Kauko Nieminen (8+2) too.

Young Robert Mear also impressed at reserve, winning two races in a paid nine tally in a performance which bodes well for the future.

Pirates have won four and lost three of their Elite League matches to date and go into tonight’s meeting on the back of a 49-43 defeat at Swindon last week.


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