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(SPEEDWAY 1)POOLE boss Neil Middleditch insists his side will treat Lakeside with respect in next week's Elite League Grand Final.Middleditch saw his side breeze through with a 59-33 win over Ipswich at Wimborne Road and will travel to Purfleet for the first leg next Monday.He said: "It's always a tough place to go and we need to keep it as close as possible before our home leg."(SPEEDWAY 2)PROUD Lakeside owner Stuart Douglas sung the praises of team manager Jo n Cook after seeing his side reach the Elite League Grand Final.The Hammers thumped Swindon 56-33 but they now have injury concerns as Kauko Nieminen suffered a broken collarbone.Said Douglas: "Through all our injury problems Jon has kept it together with some key moves and it's a great moment for us to reach the final."(FIXTURES)WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1:PREMIER LEAGUE PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL 1st leg: King's Lynn v Rye House 7.30 YOUNG SHIELD: Birmingham v Berwick 7.45THURSDAY OCTOBER 2:YOUNG SHIELD: Redcar v Reading 7.30KIM JANSSON BENEFIT: Ipswich 7.30TOP GUN INDIVIDUAL: Sheffield 7.45FRIDAY OCTOBER 3:PREMIER LEAGUE PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL 1st leg: Edinburgh v Somerset 7.30 YOUNGSHIELD: Scunthorpe v Workington 7.30CHALLENGE: Weymouth v Swindon Sprockets 7.15 SOMERSET JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP:Somerset 7.30SATURDAY OCTOBER 4:PREMIER LEAGUE: Stoke v Reading 7.30YOUNG SHIELD: Berwick v Birmingham 7pmCONFERENCE LEAGUE: Rye House v Weymouth 7pm ARLINGTON TROPHY: Eastbourne 7.30SUNDAY OCTOBER 5:YOUNG SHIELD: Reading v Redcar 6pmSCOTTISH CUP: Glasgow v Edinburgh 4.30CONFERENCE LEAGUE PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL: Boston v Redcar 7.30