Depleted Hammers mauled at Wolves

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A depleted Vortex Hammers were taken apart by the Wolverhampton Wolves tonight, who took a convincing 60-33 victory.¬† With Kim Nilsson and Richard Lawson already riding in a GP Qualifier and for Premier League Glasgow respectively, a tough task was made even harder first with the sickness withdrawl of Andreas Jonsson and then when Edward Kennett was also ruled out with a suspected broken hand, following a crash in heat 15 during Rye House’s afternoon meeting.

Skipper for the night Mikkel Bech did however provide some positives at Monmore Green, showing a great return to form with 16 points.  Reserve Steve Boxall, back in the side after a prolonged injury layoff, also showed what the Hammers have been missing at the second reserve berth, chipping in with 7 points.  But tracking three guests and Rider Replacement against a solid Wolves outfit was always going to be a tall order.

On a further positive note, Edward Kennett has late this evening declared himself fit for this Friday’s showdown at The Raceway against the Belle Vue Aces, as further X-rays showed no break in his hand as first diagnosed.

Scores and heat results:

Wolverhampton Wolves = 60

1. Fredrik Lindgren – 2*,3,1,2*,2 = 10+2
2. Jacob Thorssell – 3,3,3,3,1* = 13+1
3. Lasse Bjerre (Guest) – 1,2,2*,1 = 6+1
4. Ricky Wells – 3,1*,3,3 = 10+1
5. Peter Karlsson – 3,2*,3,3 = 11+1 PAID MAXIMUM
6. Matt Williamson (Guest) – 1*,F,1,1* = 3+2
7. Josh Bates – 2,2*,1,2 = 7+1

Lakeside Hammers = 33

1. Andreas Jonsson R/R – (OG-1, MB-6^, MK-0, NBJ-1 = 8)
2. Nicolaj Busk Jacobson (Guest) – 0,1*,2,1,1 = 5+1
3. Mikkel Bech – 2,6^,1,2,2,3 = 16
4. Ulrich Ostergaard (Guest) – 1,0,0,2,0,0 = 3
5. Matej Kus (Guest) – 0,0,0,0,0 = 0
6. Adam Ellis – 0,2,0,0 = 2
7. Steve Boxall – 3,1,0,3 = 7

Wolves win toss and decided to choose Heat 15. Hammers choose 1&3 Heat 1.

Heat Results

Heat 01: Thorssell,Lindgren,Ostergaard,Busk Jakobsen…54.52. 5-1
Heat 02: Boxall,Bates,Williamson,Ellis…56.77. 3-3. 8-4
Heat 03:(Re-Run) Karlsson,Bech,Bjerre,Kus…54.63. 4-2 12-6
Heat 04: Wells,Bates,Boxall,Ostergaard…55.81 5-1 17-7
Heat 05: Thorssell,Ellis,Busk Jakobsen,Williamson(Fell)…54.86 3-3. 20-10
Heat 06: BECH,Bjerre,Wells,Kus…55.20. 3-6 23-16
Heat 07: Lindgren,Karlsson,Bech,Ostergaard…55.07. 5-1 28-17
Heat 08: Wells,Busk Jakobsen,Bates,Ellis…56.11 4-2 32-19
Heat 09: Thorssell,Ostergaard,Williamson,Boxall…56.40. 4-2. 36-21
Heat 10: Karlsson,Bjerre,Busk Jakobsen,Kus…56.12. 5-1 41-22
Heat 11: Thorssell,Bech,Lindgren,Kus…55.90. 4-2. 45-24
Heat 12: Boxall,Bates,Williamson,Ellis…57.30 3-3 48-27
Heat 13: Karlsson,Lindgren,Busk Jakobsen,Kus…56.01. 5-1 53-28
Heat 14: Wells,Bech,Bjerre,Ostergaard..56.17. 4-2 57-30
Heat 15: Bech,Lindgren,Thorssell,Ostergaard…56.21. 3-3 60-33

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Image: Mikkel Bech Lakeside Hammers vs Poole Pirates, Elite League Speedway at the Arena Essex Raceway CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO