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(SPEEDWAY 1 – TUESDAY REVIEW)

TEENAGE sensation Robert Lambert raced to a six-ride paid maximum as King’s Lynn opened their Elite League campaign with an emphatic 58-34 win over Lakeside.Lambert, 16, took an extra ride after the early withdrawal of Nicklas Porsing and capped his night with a Heat 15 5-1 alongside skipper Rory Schlein over Grand Prix star Andreas Jonsson, who he had earlier beaten in Heat 1.Porsing, who aggravated a previous injury, was not the only Stars rider in the wars as reserve Lewis Kerr suffered concussion in Heat 5, and both are expected to miss the return fixture at Purfleet on Friday.But Kerr’s reserve colleague Ashley Morris worked hard for paid-nine, whilst Schlein dropped just one point from five rides. Jonsson led the Hammers’ scorechart with 11.Stand-in King’s Lynn boss Dale Allitt said: “The boys did well. We made a great start to the meeting and hit Lakeside hard early on. I was pleased with home the team rode, especially after going down to just five riders. “It was a great performance from Robert. He showed everyone what he is about and what he can do.”(SPEEDWAY 2)

POOLE have acted quickly to bring Josh Grajczonek back to the club on a temporary basis.The 25-year-old returns to Wimborne Road to stand-in for fellow Aussie Davey Watt who could be out for four to six weeks after breaking his foot and suffering ligament damage in a crash in Poland on Sunday. Promoter Matt Ford said: “Josh was keen to come back and I am sure that it will be a seamless transition during Watty's absence.“His injuries are, I am led to believe, pretty nasty and they will take a little time to heal and covering all that time with rider replacement and or guests wouldn't have been an ideal situation.”

(SPEEDWAY 3)

DAVEY Watt has suffered a broken foot and ligament damage whilst racing in Poland on Sunday.It's a major blow for reigning Elite League champions Poole ahead of their 2015 Elite League opener this Friday, when they race Swindon home and away.Said Watt: “I am already sorting out treatments to be back as quickly as possible but right now I can't put a timescale on it.“I am really angry and upset about this injury. I worked so hard in the winter to get fit for this season after a spate of niggling other injuries and then this happens to me right at the start of the season.”

(SPEEDWAY 4)

CRADLEY Heathens chief Nigel Pearson has held top level talks with Dudley Council leader Councillor Peter Lowe over the club’s future.The Heathens are currently based at Birmingham’s Perry Barr Stadium for home meetings after failing to secure a site of their own over the last five years.Pearson said: “Councillor Lowe was a regular at Dudley Wood in the 70s and was only too aware of what we have achieved in the last five years.“We are awaiting a date for the next meeting to put in place a schedule to look at the entire borough. There are no promises, but at least we will know for sure. And in this case we have a council leader who is making a genuine effort to reach a successful conclusion. We are in regular contact.”

(FIXTURES)

THURSDAY APRIL 2:LEAGUE CUP: Sheffield v Redcar 7.30

FRIDAY APRIL 3:ELITE LEAGUE: Belle Vue v Wolverhampton 12pm, Coventry v Leicester 7.30, Lakeside v King’s Lynn 1pm, Poole v Swindon 11am, Swindon v Poole 7.30LEAGUE CUP: Ipswich v Peterborough 1.45pm, Peterborough v Ipswich 7.30, Redcar v Sheffield 7.30, Somerset v Plymouth 7.30CITY GEARBOXES NATIONAL LEAGUE: Birmingham v Stoke 8pmNATIONAL TROPHY: Eastbourne v Kent 7.30SPRING TROPHY 2nd leg: Edinburgh v Glasgow 7.30

SATURDAY APRIL 4:ELITE LEAGUE: Leicester v Coventry 7.30LEAGUE CUP: Berwick v Glasgow 7pm, Plymouth v Somerset 7.15NATIONAL TROPHY: Rye House v Mildenhall 7pmIAN THOMAS SHIELD 1st leg: Workington v Newcastle 7pm

SUNDAY APRIL 5: BRITISH UNDER-21 SEMI-FINAL: Mildenhall 3.30LEAGUE CUP: Glasgow v Berwick 3pmIAN THOMAS SHIELD 2nd leg: Newcastle v Workington 6.30


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