Speedway: Frustration for Lakeside Hammers

LAKESIDE chief Jon Cook has vowed to do everything possible to get the club’s play-off bid back on track.

The Vortex Hammers went down to a shock 48-42 home defeat at the hands of a patched-up Poole side who only had two of their starting seven riders available.

It was a savage blow which casts a shadow over their challenge for a top four spot and they need to bounce back with home wins over Wolverhampton (July 15) and Swindon (July 22) later this month.

Said Cook: "I will be talking to the riders and key members of staff at the club on a private basis in the days ahead.

"We have to move forward and do whatever it takes to get the club back on the road to the play-offs.

"Apart from that, as for the result and performance against Poole, I addressed the issue with supporters on the night and there is nothing more to add where that is concerned."

The Vortex Hammers were undone by a Paul Starke masterclass with 16+1 and 2012 world champion Chris Holder continued his fine run with 15.

Andreas Jonsson notched 11 for the home side who were without Edward Kennett.

SCORERS:

LAKESIDE 42: Andreas Jonsson 11, Kim Nilsson 7+3, Richard Lawson 7+1, Lewis Kerr 7+1, Lewis Bridger 5+1, Robert Mear 3+2, Ben Morley 2, Edward Kennett R/R.

POOLE 48: Paul Starke 16+1, Chris Holder 15, Adam Ellis 9+1, Ricky Wells 7, Bradley Wilson-Dean 1, Aaron Summers 0, Hans Andersen R/R.

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