Lakeside hit 60 points against Aces

PUBLISHED: 12:18 17 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 04 March 2010

Elite League B

Lakeside Hammers 60 Belle Vue Aces 33

THE Hammers followed up last week's cracker against Swindon with a much more comprehensive victory against Belle Vue, who were unable to match their performance on the same track just two weeks ago.

Elite League B

Lakeside Hammers 60 Belle Vue Aces 33

THE Hammers followed up last week's cracker against Swindon with a much more comprehensive victory against Belle Vue, who were unable to match their performance on the same track just two weeks ago.

The home men were certainly in hungry mood, tearing into their opponents in the opening couple of races as they racked up 5-1s to leave the Aces rue their worst possible start.

Heat three was more encouraging for the visitors and an excellent heat of speedway, with Patrick Hougaard making the early running. The young Danish star was hotly pursued by Jonas Davidsson, who produced a sublime pass on the second lap to glide past. At the rear of the race Morten Risager successfully overhauled Kauko Nieminen on the final turn to share the spoils.

The next few heats were very rewarding for the home side and very disappointing for the Aces, who saw their early tactical nominee Krzysztof Kasprzak left trailing by Nieminen and Davidsson in heat five and recent signing Tomasz Chrzanowski struggle to keep up with the home side in heat six.

Hougaard gave them a glimmer of hope in heat seven when he took to the track for Belle Vue's second tactical ride and successfully claimed the heat win for double points. Joonas Kylmakorpi quickly got the Hammers back on track in the very next race before Nieminen produced a moment of magic to sweep past the fast gating Ostergaard in heat nine to put the home side 21 points in front.

A decent Polish interchange took place in heat 11 between Kasprzak and Piotr Swiderski, with both men passing each other before the Aces number one showed his class to move ahead.

Kasprzak ended the maximum hopes of Lee Richardson in heat 13 although Davidsson collected his fourth full score of the year with a tape to flag victory in the penultimate race as James Wright showed a nifty turn of speed to pass Hammers guest William Lawson.

The final race saw the now-flying Kasprzak pinned to the inside by Richardson, leaving Kylamkorpi to narrowly miss out on a full score of his own in third place as he crowned an otherwise sucessful evening.

The 60-plus points score will keep the Hammers buoyed as they prepare for a huge meeting against Coventry in just over a week's time.

Lakeside: Richardson 12+2, Kylmakorpi 11+2, Nieminen 7+2, Davidsson 12, Swiderski 9, Lawson 4+1, Robson 5+1.

Belle Vue: Kasprzak 10, Hougaard 11, Risager 3+1, Chrzanowski 0, Ostergaard 5, Wright 4+1.

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