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(SPEEDWAY 1)LAKESIDE will be operating a 'kids for a quid' scheme for their Good Friday lunchtime clash with Eastbourne.The sides meet twice in the Elite League during the day, with the Hammers staging their home meeting at 1pm before the Arlington return at 7.30pm, where the first 100 under-12s to attend will receive a free Easter egg. Lakeside co-promoter Jon Cook said: "The Easter afternoon meeting is one of the real highlights of the year and with a mouth watering fixture, with the chance for the fans to see new signings Peter Karlsson and Davey Watt in action, it promises to be a great time to take in the action. "Kids admission is reduced to just a pound for all aged 16 and under and we will open the turnstiles at 11am."(SPEEDWAY 2)SHEFFIELD co-boss David Hoggart praised reserve Klaus Jakobsen for his part in the Tigers' first win of the season on Thursday.Jakobsen took advantage of practice sessions earlier in the week to score paid-11 for the home side in their 49-40 victory over Redcar.Hoggart said: "He practiced a lot this week and he looked a lot sharper because of it. He was away for a long time and it isn't easy to just get back in the points instantly. Tonight he kept battling away and he got rewarded and showed everyone what he's capable of."It takes a few meetings before you find something you're comfortable with and Klaus has found that. Jason Lyons helped him with his set-up and it worked, which is why we saw the real Klaus."(SPEEDWAY 3)STOKE team manager Malcom Vasey has become co-Chairman of the Loomer Road club.Vasey is going into his third season in charge of the Potters, who are tipped to again be amongst the front-runners in the National League this year.Stoke promoter Dave Tattum said: "I'm delighted that Malcolm has come on board as co-Chairman, it was an easy and obvious choice to make and it takes a lot of pressure off me. "It is the first time in thirteen years that I've not had the late John Woolridge helping out behind the scenes, and it has felt very strange and I know that John would have approved with this move. I really am pleased that Malcolm has accepted the position as we look to take the club forward."(FIXTURES)FRIDAY APRIL 6:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Belle Vue v Wolverhampton 1pm, Birmingham v Swindon 7.30, Coventry v Poole 11am, Eastbourne v Lakeside 7.30, King's Lynn v Peterborough 7pm, Lakeside v Eastbourne 1pm, Peterborough v King's Lynn 2pm, Poole v Coventry 8pmLEAGUE CUP: Edinburgh v Newcastle 7.30, Ipswich v Leicester 2.30, Redcar v Sheffield 7.30, Somerset v Rye House 7.30NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP 1st leg: Rye House v Isle of Wight 7pmSATURDAY APRIL 7:LEAGUE CUP: Berwick v Glasgow 7pm, Leicester v Rye House 7.30, Workington v Edinburgh 7pmBRITISH U21 SEMI-FINAL: Stoke 7.30SUNDAY APRIL 8:LEAGUE CUP: Glasgow v Berwick 4pm, Newcastle v Scunthorpe 6.30NATIONAL SHIELD 1st leg: Mildenhall v Dudley 4.30MONDAY APRIL 9:LEAGUE CUP: Rye House v Leicester 2pm, Scunthorpe v Sheffield 3pmNATIONAL LEAGUE: Rye House v Stoke (follows LC fixture), Scunthorpe v King's Lynn (follows LC fixture)TUESDAY APRIL 10:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Wolverhampton v Belle Vue 7.30CHALLENGE: Isle of Wight v USA Tourists 7.30

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