Cup Run Ended By Monarchs

Sat 5th Sep 2015

The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches won comfortably on Thursday night in the second leg of the League Cup semi final against the Edinburgh Monarchs but this didn't stop the league leaders from progressing through to the Final.

It was always going to require a superhuman effort from all seven Ipswich riders to pull back a 22 point deficit from the first leg. And unfortunately only three Witches, Danny King (14+1), Nico Covatti (13+1) & Ashley Morris (8) looked commited enough to the cause. The rest of the riders simply didn't up their game and the team paid the price for their underperformance.

Edinburgh were missing number one Craig Cook through illness and despite being without his firepower the visitors contained Ipswich until the latter stages of the meeting when they eased off the gas having accomplished their goal.

The Witches can now only turn their attention to Plymouth and see how many points they take from their final Premier League fixtures. If they fail to overtake Ipswich there are still the PlayOffs to compete in.

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches 52

Danny King 14+1, Nico Covatti 13+1, Rohan Tungate 8, Ashley Morris 8, Stefan Nielsen 4, Cameron Heeps 3+1, Gino Manzares 2+2

Edinburgh 'Border Roofing' Monarchs 38

Kevin Wolbert 10, Sam Masters 9, Ryan Fisher 6+2, Justin Sedgmen 5, Max Clegg 4+1, Rob Branford 2, Erik Riss 2

Edinburgh win 94-86 on aggregate

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