Speedway – Lakeside’s Elite League play-off hopes have suffered a blow.
Hammers, reduced to six men with number-one Andreas Jonsson out injured, suffered a late collapse in to lose their semi-final first leg at home to Belle Vue 49-41 last night.
But team boss Jon Cook insisted Hammers won’t wave the white flag.”The last three heats killed us off,” said Cook. “After going from four up to eight down, it would take a foolish person to back us to recover but the boys will give it their best shot in the second leg. We are not giving up.”