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Improved away performanc by Hammers
10:11am Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Sport
SPEEDWAY: THE Lakeside Hammers delivered a much improved away performance at Wolverhampton, but were left to rue a missed opportunity, after leading their hosts by eight points after heat
With the score at 32-40 in the Hammers’ favour, the home team responded by delivering three 5-1s in the final three heats to win 47-43.
On a night when fellow play off contenders the Eastbourne Eagles lost away at Belle Vue, the Hammers still picked up a valuable away point, but were left wondering just what might have been if they had managed to maintain their early meeting dominance.
Hammers heat leader and former Wolves rider Peter Karlsson showed his knowledge of the Monmore Green track, top scoring for the Essex based club with 12 points, backed by Kim Nilsson on a return to form and a battling reserve display from Justin Sedgman both with eight points respectively.
Overall scoreline: Wolverhampton Wolves 47, Lakeside Hammers 43.
Heat Results: Heat 1: Nilsson, Woffinden, Proctor, Watt 3-3; Heat 02: Sedgmen, Thorssell, Aspgren, Mear 3-3 6-6; Heat 03: Karlsson, Robson, Wells, Klindt 1-5 7-11; Heat 04: Lindgren, Robson, Sedmen, Thorssell 3-3 10-14; Heat 05: Watt, Wells, Nilsson, Klindt (Fx) 2-4 12-18; Heat 06: Woffinden, Proctor, Sedgmen, Nilsson 5-1 17-19; Heat 07: Lindgren, Karlsson, Robson, Aspgren 3-3 20-22; Heat 08: Nilsson, Proctor, Sedgmen, Aspgren 2-4 22-26; Heat 09: Karlsson, Wells, Mear, Thorssell 2-4 24-30; Heat 10: Woffinden, Robson, Karlsson, Proctor 3-3 27-33; Heat 11: Lindgren, Watt, Nilsson, Thorssell 3-3 30-36; Heat 12: Karlsson, Aspgren, Sedgmen Klindt 2-4 32-40; Heat 13: Lindgren, Woffinden,Watt, Mear 5-1 37-41; Heat 14: Wells, Aspgren, Sedgmen, Robson 5-1 42-42; Heat 15: Woffinden, Lindgren, Watt, Karlsson 5-1 47-43.