Scorpions Expected On The Heath This Week
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches welcome the 'FluidAir Power' Scunthorpe Scorpions to Foxhall stadium on Thursday for their first Premier League meeting of the season.
After three very disappointing League Cup performances over Easter Weekend Ipswich team manager, Chris Louis, has told his side that they need to pick themselves up and focus on getting straight back to winning ways. They have already shown in the first four fixtures of the season what they are capable of and most of those wins were achieved with 1 or 2 riders not on form! With Richie Worrall & Adam Ellis back from Elite League duty Ipswich will be at full strength for this meeting.
Scunthorpe will be missing number one Anders Mellgren through injury and have yet to confirm if they will use R/R or a guest. However they still include several riders such as Ashley Birks, David Howe & Josh Auty that enjoy riding at Foxhall plus high flying reserve Ryan Douglas so they should provide some very competitive opposition.
No Luck In Hertfordshire
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches ended their Easter weekend with another disapointing defeat, this time at the hands of the Rye House Rockets.
The scoreline was very close for the first eight heats with Rye House just two points ahead at this point. They then stepped up a gear and scored three 5-1s & a 4-2 in the second half of the meeting, running out comfortable winners. Ipswich scored a consolation 5-1 in the last heat.
More Local Rivalry This Afternoon
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches travel to Hoddsdon this afternoon for a League Cup fixture against their other local rivals the Rye House 'Silver Ski' Rockets. After losing home & away to Peterborough on Good Friday they will need to bounce back quickly and take as many points as possible from this meeting to retain any chance of progressing in the competition.
Rye House also have something to prove in front of their home fans as they have suffered consecutive home defeats against Plymouth & Somerset.