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Lambert is British Champion but King, Schlein and Nicholls miss out

PUBLISHED: 22:24 11 June 2018

The new British Champion, Robert Lambert. Photo: IAN BURT

The new British Champion, Robert Lambert. Photo: IAN BURT

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King’s Lynn ace Robert Lambert was crowned British Champion at Belle Vue’s Manchester track tonight.

The current British U-21 champion went through the night unbeaten, beating exciting teenager Dan Bewley into second place.

Craig Cook was third and Jason Garrity was fourth.

But there was disappointment for Ipswich Witches riders Danny King and Rory Schlein. Both won heats but in a tight, tense and exciting final, Schlein (9 points) and King (8) just missed out on a semi-final berth.

King, who was still carrying an arm injury, took a tumble in one of his races, but managed to pick himself up and win the re-run, although ultimately it wasn’t enough.

Meanwhile Schlein’s fate was sealed by Dan Bewley’s heat 20 victory in the final qualifying race, as the young Belle Vue rider pipped the Ipswich man for the final semi-final place.

Seven-time British champion and Ipswich-born Scott Nicholls did reach the semi-finals, but couldn’t finish in the top two, so just missed out on a final place.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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