Following a miserable week on the road the home match against the Pirates was a must win affair for the team and Cook was pleased with all the riders who raised their game.
Cook commented on saturday: “Credit to all the guys last night. We had put them under added pressure after a team meeting at Poole and I was pleased with the way they responded and the general spirit within the camp.
“We encountered more than enough problems yesterday to have thrown victory away and that in itself was a turn for the better.
“However, that said their is clearly much more to come from the team and we have to find that extra spark particularly in Heat 15, which at the moment is an achillies heal for us.”
Off track Cook was fullsome in his praise of the Club’s backroom staff saying: “To me that was the best night of entertainment we have served up for the Hammers faithful to date.
“The whole show rocked and all concerned should be proud of their part in it. That’s the standard we must now aspire to every week and the track, in particular, was a credit to our crew. That’s what we need every meeting from here on in.”
Picture: Heat 3: Darcy Ward (white) and Piotr Swiderski (blue) – Lakeside Hammers vs Poole Pirates, Elite League Speedway at the Arena Essex Raceway, Purfleet – 06/05/11 – (Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)