Hammers gear up for fab Friday


In-form Lakeside are aiming to make it a fabulous Friday night when they tackle clear Elite League title favourites Poole at the Raceway this week (8pm).

And Vortex Hammers chiefs are urging fans to turn out in force for what promises to be one of the meetings of the season.

Jon Cook’s side are buzzing after another winning weekend and the feel-good factor is back at the Arena-Essex venue.

Club coach Kelvin Tatum said: “Friday promises to be something special and obviously every single team member will need to dig deep.

“The crowd can be like an extra team member and we will need them in big numbers making plenty of noise to back the team.

“The team spirit is excellent and although it’s early days, the signs from the team so far are encouraging. There is cautious optimism amongst the management but everyone knows the size of the task on Friday night.”

Poole include 2012 World Champion Chris Holder, who is getting back to his best form – and they have strength in every department.

A full preview and meeting build-up will be issued later this week.