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Hammers see off the Hitmen

Ben Morley struck a stunning 18 point maximum as Lakeside beat Buxton 51-38 at the Arena-Essex Raceway. The Vortex Hammers picked up where they left off after a lengthy lay off to maintain their perfect home record. Morley, who was named Hammer of the month ahead of the meeting, was in magnificent form throughout going through the card against a powerful Hitmen side.

There were also impressive displays from Connor Locke and Nick Laurence, whilst Paul Hurry and guest Adam Roynon claimed two race wins apiece.
Team boss Kelvin Tatum was delighted with his side after earning three more Travel Plus National League points.

Tatum said: “It wasn’t always easy for us because some of our big hitters weren’t quite at their best tonight. But it was a fantastic performance from Ben Morley, backed up superbly by Connor Locke and Nick Laurence.

We were delighted to keep the home record going and it was a good way to shake off the rust after a bit of a break.”

Lakeside Vortex Hammers 51:

Ben Morley 18, Connor Locke 8+1, Nick Laurence 7+1, Adam Roynon 7, Paul Hurry 6, Jamie Couzins 5, Alfie Bowtell r/r.

Buxton Hitmen 38:

Matt Williamson 13, Jake Knight 7+2, Tom Woolley 6, Jamie Halder 3+1, Lee Geary 3+1, Ben Woodhull 3+1, Ryan Kinsley 3.

National League points: Lakeside 3 Buxton 0

Main image: Ben Morley – Credit Rob Newell

Ben Morley receives his Hammer of the month award from Steve & Sandra

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