Josh Pickering, top scored with 12 points against Lakeside. Picture by Jack Cupido

SGB Championship: Edinburgh Monarchs 57, Lakeside Hammers 33

Edinburgh: Ricky Wells 8, Victor Palovaara 5, Josh Pickering 12, Richie Worrall 11, Erik Riss 10, William Lawson 11, Joel Andersson 0

Lakeside: Richard Lawson 10, rider replacement for Kyle Newman, Nick Morris 7, Ben Morley 0, Adam Ellis 6, Zach Wajtknecht 7, Alfie Bowtel 3

William Lawson roared back to form as he continued his comeback to speedway.

The 31-year-old, Auchterarder-based plumber, powered to 11 priceless points in a 57-33 humbling of play-off rivals Lakeside Hammers.

Lawson was joint second-top scorer for the home side with Aussie rider Josh Pickering best on 12 points.

Ex-Glasgow Tigers star Richie Worrall also scored 11 points with captain Erik Riss on ten points.

Former Glasgow Tigers racer Richard Lawson was best for the visitors with ten points.

This fixture was billed as being Monarchs toughest test of the season, but Edinburgh Monarchs hammered Lakeside, one of their play-off rivals.

The Scots imposed themselves early and were 32-10 ahead after only seven of the 15 races.

Four straight 5-1 scorelines between the third and sixth heats blew Hammers away.

The only down side was that Joel Andersson suffered a foot injury in his first race and was withdrawn from the meeting.