Witches Need To Hold Off Bandits This Week
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches welcome the Berwick 'New Holland' Bandits to Foxhall on Thursday (31st July) for Premier League action. The visitors arrive with an impressive away record of four wins out of six so far this season so the home team will certainly all need to be at their best to secure three league points and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Ipswich are without their US star Gino Manzares as he will be riding for his country in the Speedway World Cup Raceoff at Bydgoszcz in Poland and rider replacement will be used to cover his rides. Berwick are at full strength.
The meeting is sponsored by Hawk Express Cabs.
Don't forget 'Kids Go Free' (all under 16s) for the summer holidays!
Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches
Adam Ellis 4.48, Cameron Heeps 4.78, Gino Manzares R/R 5.61, Morten Risager 7.08, Ritchie Hawkins (C) 4.88, Rohan Tungate 6.55, Richie Worrall 7.40, Team manager: Brian Messenger
Berwick 'New Holland' Bandits
Claus Vissing 7.73, David Bellego 6.46, Kevin Doolan 6.73, Liam Carr 3.00, Matej Kus 5.20, Matthew Wethers (C) 6.67, Steen Jensen 5.50, Team manager: John Anderson
Witches Send Rebels Home Empty-Handed (Again...)
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches completed a hat trick of home victories over the 'Cases' Somerset Rebels with a 57-35 win at Foxhall tonight.
Rohan Tungate was top Witch on 12 points with Gino (riding through the pain) Manzares close behind on 10+2. Pontus Aspgren topped the visitor's scoresheet with 8+1.
Ipswich looked a different team from the one that almost lost at home last week. They were on the attack from the first race and had built up a ten point lead after five heats. Somerset nominated their skipper Olly Allen for a tactical ride in heat six but he was denied first place by Witches number one Richie Worrall and with Ritchie Hawkins coming in third no points were pulled back.
Heat seven saw one of only two Somerset heat advantages of the night but this was partly due to Rohan Tungate suffering a mechanical problem when in second place. Ipswich pulled further ahead with a 5-1 in heat eight with the following two heats being shared. Somerset used their second & last tactical ride in heat ten but this also proved fruitless as although Pontus Aspgren won the race for them it was his team mate who finished in last place that was wearing the B/W helmet.