By Henry Chard
All the details ahead of our Sports Insure Premiership R2 fixture with Peterborough.
WHEN & WHERE
The Ipswich ‘Tru Mix’ Witches travel to Peterborough to face the Panthers at the East of England Arena & Events Centre on Monday 7th August in a Sports Insure Premiership R2 fixture that starts at 7.30pm.
PETERBOROUGH: 1. Chris Harris 7.13 © 2. Vadim Tarasenko 5.00 3. Benjamin Basso 5.91 4. Ben Cook 5.09 5. Niels-Kristian Iversen 6.67 6. Patryk Wojdylo 5.00 7. Jordan Jenkins (RS). Team Manager: Rob Lyon
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: M. Wear
SPORTS INSURE PREMIERSHIP TABLE
Tickets are available on the gate.
The Ipswich ‘Tru Mix’ Witches are on the road again on Monday as they travel to face Peterborough in the Sports Insure Premiership.
Ipswich are looking to continue their good form having won away at Leicester and King’s Lynn last week to put pressure on the top four. It’s another must-win tie for Ritchie Hawkins’ team against the league’s bottom side and they take a big 18-point lead on aggregate for the bonus point having won 54-36 at Foxhall last month.
The Witches have already won at the East of England Arena this season, way back in March on the opening night of the season where they took a 48-42 victory. The visitors are unchanged from Thursday’s win in Norfolk.
FROM THE BOSS
Ipswich ‘Tru Mix’ Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins gives us his pre-match thoughts…
“I think we will need to improve on our performance against King’s Lynn to win there but we go there confident and in a good run of form, looking to get another away victory and three more points.
“Erik is at two again and I feel like heat one off of the inside gate should suit him and I want to get off to a good start in the meeting. At the moment, Keynan takes a couple of rides to get into the meeting, he won heat 14 at King’s Lynn and it looks like it should suit Keynan. So, heat one for Erik and heat 14 for Keynan is what the idea is.
“We have got to go into it looking to take three big points. When you see their team on paper, I don’t think it is a bad line-up to be honest and they are capable. We are going to need to perform otherwise we will lose and that will end any faint hopes of the play-offs. We need to be professional and go there and do the job and if we perform to our capabilities, we will win the meeting but if we let that slip then we certainly won’t.”
Peterborough sit bottom of the table after another campaign to forget. The Panthers have just one home win to their name this season and were heavily beaten by Wolverhampton last time out at the East of England Arena. The club have been hampered heavily this season by not being able to field a full one to seven on many occasions, but they will be at full strength on Monday.
The hosts recently signed Patryk Wojdylo to replace Hans Andersen and the Polish rider is at reserve for the Panthers. Peterborough also made a team change on Sunday, bringing back Chris Harris into the side as captain at number one with Richie Worrall leaving the club.
An adult ticket costs £22, concessions (over 65), disabled and students £20, children (5-16) £5 and children under the age of 5 go free. Official programmes cost £3 with car parking priced at £1. Facilities include a 2200 capacity grandstand, grass banking on the back straight, fast food outlets on the grandstand side of the track and a licensed bar. For travel information head here.
For more information about the club head to Peterborough’s official website.
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