Double Helping Of Tigers

Wed 29th Apr 2015

The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches are not racing at Foxhall stadium on Thursday as they have their first Premier League away fixture of the season against the Sheffield 'Window Centre' Tigers.

The home team have been hit by injuries to their number one Simon Stead and flying Frenchman David Bellego. They were both sustained in the same heat (15) at Rye House on Saturday April 18th. Craig Cook has been booked as a guest to cover for Simon and Jason Garrity has signed as a temporary replacement for David.

Ipswich co-promoter, Chris Louis, is expecting his team to start their season with a positive result from this meeting to set them up for a Bank Holiday battle against Sheffield at Foxhall Stadium on Monday 4th May.

Bank Holiday Monday (May 4th) at Foxhall

'Kids Go Free' (with a paying adult). There will be poster signing by all Ipswich riders (free large colour poster) and a track walk (preparation & weather permitting). Both of these are for a limited time so get there early to avoid disappointment! Gates open at 12:30pm, parade at 1:45pm & first race at 2:00pm.

Ipswich team riding order will changed due the new May averages. Ritchie Hawkins drops to a reserve berth with Nico Covatti moving up into the main team. Gino Manzares is hoping to return from injury for this meeting, if not R/R will continue in his place.

Sheffield have booked Nick Morris as a guest at number one for this meeting. He has demonstrated his liking for the Ipswich track on more than one occasion so he could cause problems for Danny & co.

Ipswich team manager, Phil Hilton, will be looking for maximum league points from this meeting to get the Witches League campaign off to a good start.

Teams for Thursday:

Sheffield 'Window Centre' Tigers

Craig Cook (G), Andre Compton (C) 5.69, Ashley Birks 5.68, Jason Garrity , Ty Proctor 6.07, Josh Bates 3.63, Arthur Sissis 5.00

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches

Danny King 8.84, Ritchie Hawkins (C) 5.27, Gino Manzares R/R, Cameron Heeps 5.38, Rohan Tungate 8.36, Stefan Nielsen4.23, Nico Covatti 4.19

Teams for Monday

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches

Danny King 9.26, Ritchie Hawkins (C) 4.95, Gino Manzares 5.62, Cameron Heeps 6.17, Rohan Tungate 8.51, Stefan Nielsen 3.61, Nico Covatti 5.05

Sheffield 'Window Centre' Tigers

Nick Morris (G), Andre Compton (C) 6.05, Ashley Birks 6.18, Jason Garrity 6.75, Ty Proctor 6.44, Josh Bates 3.82, Arthur Sissis 5.00

Foxhall Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5TL 01473 623640