Speedway

Lakeside go down

LAKESIDE put up another brave fight on their travels before eventually slipping to a 50-40 defeat against Swindon at the Abbey on Thursday. The Vortex Hammers battled valiantly throughout and were always in the mix against the Robins before eventually leaving Wiltshire empty handed. It was a disappointing result for the Purfleet outfit as they gained […]

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Lakeside enjoy life in front of the TV cameras

LAKESIDE went three-points clear at the top of the Elite League with a hard fought 53-39 win over Belle Vue on Wednesday night – and boss Jon Cook insists there’s more to come from his team. The Vortex Hammers impressed in front of their own fans and the TV audience with a solid all-round display against […]

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Hammers shock high-flying Pirates

LAKESIDE Vortex Hammers condemned Elite League Champions Poole to their first defeat of the season so far with a dramatic 50-40 victory at the Arena-Essex Raceway. Just 48 hours after suffering a 57-33 loss at Wimborne Road, the Vortex Hammers gained revenge with a tremendous performance. Faced with their toughest test of the season so […]

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Pirates too strong for Hammers

LAKESIDE Hammers suffered their second defeat of the season as they went down 57-33 against title favourites Poole at Wimborne Road on Wedneday.. The Vortex Hammers were right in contention for a consolation point for the majority of the meeting – trailing by just eight points after 10 heats – before the powerful Pirates came […]

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Mixed start for Hammers

THE new speedway season got off to a mixed start for Lakeside Hammers on Good Friday with an emphatic win followed by an equally decisive defeat. In the afternoon at The Raceway Hammers beat Kings Lynn Stars 56-36 but in the evening Stars gained  revenge with a 51-39 victory at the Adrian Flux Arena this […]

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Andreas leads the way in exciting season opening event

LAKESIDE Hammers No.1 Andreas Jonsson stormed to victory in the club’s Spring Trophy season opener on Friday. A big crowd turned out at the Arena Essex Raceway to see members of the 2016 squad on track for the first time alongside a number of ex-Hammers. Six-time Swedish Champion Jonsson pulled off four wins from four […]

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Hammers end with wooden spoon

DESPITE keeping the scores tight up to the interval, an eventual 52-38 defeat on Wednesday evening at the hands of Play off contenders, the Coventry Bees, saw the Vortex Lakeside Hammers pick up the wooden spoon for the 2015 season. Andreas Jonsson and Edward Kennett took a 2-4 heat advantage in the opening heat, with […]

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Hammers go down in final home fixture

Vortex Lakeside Hammers 40, Poole Pirates 50 HAMMERS concluded their 2015 home season at The Arena Essex Raceway with a 10 point loss at the hands of the current Elite League leaders, Poole Pirates, on Friday. In front of a good crowd, the Hammers, running with three guests, initially matched the Pirates, with the scores […]

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