Good Friday Eggstravaganza!
Friday 18th April, 2:15pm
Easter Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, etc.
KIDS GO FREE !!
(when accompanied by a paying adult)
Gates open at 13:00pm.
Good Friday Double Duel Against An Old Enemy
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches will meet the Peterborough Panthers twice on Good Friday (April 18th) with the first meeting-taking place at Foxhall with a start time of 2:15pm. Gates open at 13:00pm and there will be all the usual treats for the kids with an Easter egg hunt, free face painting and bouncy castles etc, so make sure you get to the stadium nice and early! The return meeting takes place at the East of England Showground at 7.30pm.
Confidence is high in the Ipswich camp after taking maximum points from the Plymouth Devils, home & away last week and they are currently looking to be in charge of the Southern League Cup table. However they still have to complete four more meetings in this group and the two on Friday could be the toughest yet. Peterborough are still settling in after joining the Premier League at the start of the 2014 season but they have assembled a strong lineup. Despite scoring only four points from their three League Cup meetings so far the Panthers are bound to prove a handful at both tracks so the Witches will need to be fully focussed to retain that 100% record...
Ipswich will be missing two riders for the home meeting; Richie Worrall & Adam Ellis are riding for their Elite League clubs (Belle Vue & Lakeside respectively). When Ipswich team manager, Chris Louis, saw the number of clubs riding on Good Friday he booked their replacements as soon as the fixture list was released. Rene Bach replaces Richie & ex-Witch Chris Mills replaces Adam. The team lineups for the evening meeting are still tbc.
In other news:
Ipswich reserve Adam Ellis heads to Monmore Green on Tuesday for the British U21 Final. He has his sights set firmly on winning this year and based on his recent form for both Ipswich and parent club Lakeside you wouldn't bet against him...
Devils Succumb To Witches Spell
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches return from Plymouth tonight with four valuable League Cup points after beating the Devils 52-41 at the St Boniface Arena. Ipswich took the lead after heat three when top Witch, Morten Risager, took one of his four chequered flags of the evening and they took off from there. Plymouth were forced to nominate Ben Barker as early as heat six for a tactical ride which he duly won but this was to be the last time he finished first in the meeting. The Witches continued to pull away and despite Plymouth getting two heat advantages later in the meeting the win was never really in doubt. It wasn't all plain sailing for Ipswich tho' as they started without their two reserves, Adam Ellis (EL duty) & Ritchie Hawkins (stomach bug) plus Gino Manzares was also feeling less than 100%. During the meeting Cameron Heeps found the track conditions were unsettling his wrist and Rohan Tungate is still not back to full fitness after his recent hand injury so to pull off a win in these circumstances was impressive.