The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches achieved their best ever result at the Oak Tree Arena in Somerset on Friday night when they held the home team to a 45-45 draw and with only six riders! (Rider replacement was used for the injured Gino Manzares).
Top Witch was the flying Argentinian Nico Covatti with 14 (first vist to this track) with Rohan Tungate close behind on 12+1. Josh Grajczonek headed the Somerset scoresheet on 11+2.
Early on in the meeting it was looking as if an away win was possible for Ipswich. After a shared heat one the two Ipswich reserves, Nico Covatti & Stefan Nielsen started in the same way they had done at Foxhall on Thursday night with a very convincing 5-1 over the home pairing of Josh Bates & Benji Compton. This was quickly reversed in heat three but Nico Covatti teamed up with Rohan Tungate in heat four for his second win on the night, a second 5-1 for Ipswich and a four point lead again.
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches took the required three league cup points at Foxhall on Thursday when they beat the Plymouth 'SkillsGroup' Devils 57-33
Top scorer for Ipswich was their flying number one, Danny King, with a faultless 15 point maximum; reserve Nico Covatti also scored his first paid 15 point maximum in a Witches racejacket on 12+3. Ryan Fisher topped the Plymouth scorecard on 10 points with ex-Witch Morten Risager close behind on 9+1, Meeting sponsors 'Holmes Plant & Construction Hire' nominated Danny King, Rohan Tungate, Cameron Heeps & Nico Covatti for the new 'Witches Shoot Out' race after the main meeting had been completed. Danny yet again roared from the tapes but Rohan wasn't far behind and the two battled for four pulsating laps with Danny eventually taking the chequered flag with Nico finishing in third place.
Unfortunately both sides had a rider withdrawn before four races had been completed. Ipswich lost Gino Manzares (back & shoulder) after he fell heavily on the first lap of heat three and in the following heat Plymouth's Kyle Newman (arm, elbow) fell while challenging Nico Covatti towards the end of the race. We send both riders our best wishes for a speedy recovery & will issue any updates as they are received.