Another thrashing for Panthers
Lakeside Hammers 60 Peterborough Panthers 33Elite League BPeterborough fell to another heavy defeat, their second in two days as Lakeside comfortably beat the Panthers in this Elite League B clash at Arena Essex.
Lakeside Hammers 60 Peterborough Panthers 33
Elite League B
Peterborough fell to another heavy defeat, their second in two days as Lakeside comfortably beat the Panthers in this Elite League B clash at Arena Essex.
It was a similar story to the previous night at Swindon as the Panthers were yet again sluggish out of the traps and the Hammers rattled in maximum heat advantages in the first three heats.
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Peterborough spirits were initially lifted in heat 4 as Kenneth Bjerre raced away to take heat 4 with Kenneth Hansen on his first visit to the track taking the all important third spot to provide Panthers with their first race winner and heat advantage off the night.
Iversen and Dryml then combined in heat 5 to keep Shields pegged at the rear as they followed home Davidsson with team manager Trevor Swales nominating Bjerre for a tactical ride in heat 6. Nevertheless it was the Hammers who stretched their advantage as they took full advantage of a weak start by Bjerre to knock in another 5-1.
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4-2's to both sides in heats 7 and 8 maintained the Hammers lead and Lakeside then turned up the heat again by taking maximum points in 9 and 10 with Bjerre unfortunately suffering a puncture whilst leading the latter.
Iversen took the second tactical in heat 11 and duly collected the 6 points with a classy race win during which the lead changed hands on numerous occasions.
Korneliussen powered to the front of heat 12 and duly hung on to ensure that heat finished all square but the Hammers were the better finishers and they saw the match out with two 4-2's and a maximum 5-1 to hit the magic 60 and to be fair the score line fully reflected their superiority.
Iversen and Korneliusssen were the best of the Panthers, whilst little criticism can be aimed at Kenneth Hansen who was riding the circuit for the first time, but on the whole this was another poor performance which followed on from the disaster the previous night.
Panthers however remain third in the league table and badly need a confidence boosting victory over another of the leagues form teams Wolverhampton, when they meet them next week home and away.