Pan­thers fi­nally seem to have got right mix

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that per­for­mance and I would love more of the same.”

All seven mem­bers of the city side earned praise from Swales in the wake of that smash­ing suc­cess against the Aces.

Track-record smasher Ken­neth Bjerre and fit-again skip­per Niels Kris­tian Iversen led from the front, the mid­dle or­der added solid points and the new-look re­serve duo of Mat Tre­sar­rieu and Kosci­uch also caught the eye. The Pole was paid for four points dur­ing his Al­wal­ton de­but.

Swales added: “Norbert only touched down in the coun­try on Fri­day morn­ing and could only have a very brief prac­tice be­fore be­ing thrown in at the deep end against Belle Vue.

“He still showed glimpses of what he is ca­pa­ble of do­ing and he was par­tic­u­larly quick out of the gate.

“I feel he will be a big suc­cess once he has had time to find the right setup to suit his style.”

Kosci­uch and Tre­sar­rieu will again be re­lied on to score well against a Ham­mers side that have held sec­ond spot for much of the cam­paign.

Jon Cook’s men do have their prob­lems tonight with both David­ds­son broth­ers – the ex­cel­lent Jonas and the dis­ap­point­ing Daniel – missing.

Jonas suf­fered head and fa­cial in­juries af­ter be­ing struck by an op­po­nent’s ma­chine in Poland on Thurs­day while Daniel picked up a back prob­lem in Lake­side’s 49-41 vic­tory over bot­tom side Eastbourne on Fri­day.

They will use rider re­place­ment to cover for Jonas and have also drafted in Joonas Kyl­mako­rpi of Eastbourne as a guest. ap­pealed to the Peter­bor­ough pub­lic to get be­hind the club’s Armed Forces Night.

Ser­vice­men and women and their fam­i­lies will be al­lowed in free to tonight’s clash against Lake­side.

It’s part of the na­tional cam­paign to Show Your Sup­port to those who are serv­ing the coun­try at home and abroad and is part of a coun­try­wide ini­tia­tive by the whole of speedway.

The live Sky Sports meet­ing is a fit­ting choice as both Peter­bor­ough and Lake­side are backed by the Royal Navy.

Frost said: “We are de­lighted to be play­ing our small part in show­ing what we all think of the Armed Forces and we would be de­lighted to see as many ser­vice peo­ple and their fam­i­lies as pos­si­ble at the meet­ing.

“They only need to show their ID cards at the turn­stiles to get free ad­mis­sion to a match be­tween the teams cur­rently ly­ing in sec­ond and fourth place in the ta­ble. We’d like to think we can give some­thing ex­tra back to all the fam­i­lies who do so much for the coun­try.”

PLAY-OFF ri­vals Belle Vue have snapped up Pan­thers as­set Ul­rich Oster­gaard on loan.

The Dane, who was axed by Pan­thers in May in favour of the al­sore­placed Ales Dryml, makes his de­but for the Aces at Wolver­hamp­ton tonight. Oster­gaard also spent last sea­son on loan in Manch­ester.

FOUR-TIME world cham­pion Barry Briggs will drop into the Show­ground tonight as part of his marathon char­ity bike-trek.

Briggs is ped­alling from John O’Groats and call­ing at as many tracks as pos­si­ble on his way to the Mil­len­nium Sta­dium in Cardiff on July 10 for the Bri­tish Grand Prix.

He is rais­ing money for 12 rid­ers left paral­ysed by crashes dur­ing their ca­reers and will also take to the track for a lap ahead of the ac­tion against Lake­side.

In­for­ma­tion on how to back Briggs and do­nate can be found at www.

RED-HOT: Ken­neth Bjerre was in record-break­ing form at the East of Eng­land Show­ground again on Fri­day night.

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