By Henry Chard
All the details ahead of our Sports Insure Premiership R1 fixture with King’s Lynn.
WHEN & WHERE
The Ipswich ‘Tru Mix’ Witches travel to King’s Lynn to face the Stars at the Adrian Flux Arena on Thursday 3rd August in a Sports Insure Premiership R1 fixture that starts at 7.30pm.
KING’S LYNN: 1. Artem Laguta 8.00 2. R/R for Thomas Jorgensen 5.04 3. Benjamin Basso (G) 6.69 4. Emil Breum 5.00 5. Nicolai Klindt 6.50 © 6. Simon Lambert 3.66 7. Anders Rowe (RS). Team Manager: David Hoggart
IPSWICH: 1. Emil Sayfutdinov 9.91 2. Erik Riss 4.86 3. Danny King 7.03 © 4. Keynan Rew 4.00 5. Jason Doyle 9.37 6. Danyon Hume 3.74 7. Dan Thompson (RS). Team Manager: Ritchie Hawkins
REFEREE: C. Turnbull
SPORTS INSURE PREMIERSHIP TABLE
Tickets are available on the gate.
The Ipswich ‘Tru Mix’ Witches make the short journey to Norfolk on Thursday as they face the King’s Lynn Stars in the Sports Insure Premiership.
The two sides met way back in May, and it was a dominant performance from the Suffolk side who ran out 52-38 winners in front of a big bank holiday crowd at Foxhall. Ritchie Hawkins’ side head to the Adrian Flux Arena knowing they must pick up all three points against a side struggling at the bottom end of the table.
The visitors go into the fixture with confidence high after a big win away at high-flying Leicester on Monday saw them close the gap on the top four. Jason Doyle hit a paid maximum that night whilst Dan Thompson starred at reserve scoring 9+4. Erik Riss has moved to number two with Keynan Rew at number four for this meeting.
FROM THE BOSS
Ipswich ‘Tru Mix’ Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins gives us his pre-match thoughts…
“It was a great result on Monday, but it doesn’t take any of the importance away from a victory on Thursday. For our hopes of the play-offs, we need to win but the main thing is that we need to beat King’s Lynn. I’m sure we will have a lot of travelling support and we need to put in a great performance for them and send everyone home with a victory because they deserve that.
“It is Emil’s first trip to King’s Lynn with us, but I think you have seen everywhere he has been this year; he is very quick to adapt and I’m sure he will enjoy King’s Lynn. Keynan has no experience, but it is quite a fast, open racetrack so it is something he should be able to overcome, and it will be less tricky to get his head around compared to somewhere like Wolves or Leicester.
“King’s Lynn have had another poor season, but they will be made aware of what a victory over us means to them. I don’t think they will be as determined as we will be, everyone at the club and in the side is well aware of the importance of victory on Thursday and what it means to us. We will focus on ourselves and if we perform to our capabilities, we will win the meeting because we are the better side, we have just got to perform.”
King’s Lynn have endured another miserable campaign and are racing for nothing but pride at this stage of the season. It has been a year of wholesale changes within the team with the likes of Krysztof Kasprzak, Frederik Jakobsen, Jason Edwards, Josh Pickering and Kye Thomson all having been moved on and there has also been a change of team manager with David Hoggart replacing Alex Brady. The Stars sit sixth in the table with just three wins to their name from 16 fixtures and they have been defeated six times already on home shale.
The home team have 2021 world champion Artem Laguta leading their side at number one. They have also recently signed young Danish prospect Emil Breum and he will ride at number four. The hosts will be without the injured Thomas Jorgensen with rider replacement in operation at number two. Benjamin Basso comes in as a guest for Michael Palm Toft at number three.
An adult ticket costs £22, concessions (over 65), disabled and students £20 and children (under 16) go free. Official programmes cost £3. Facilities include free floodlit parking, seated grandstand, covered standing grandstand, restaurant, fully stocked bar and function room, four licenced bar outlets, merchandise stands, toilets and a first aid room. For travel information head here.
For more information about the club head to King’s Lynn’s official website.
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