Flying Witches Too Strong For Rebels

Fri 10th Apr 2015

The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches added another three points to their Leagu Cup tally by beating the 'Cases' Somerset Rebels 46-28 at Foxhall on Thursday night. The winning margin may well have been more but a blanket of fog rolled in and a decision was made to end the meeting after the first running of heat twelve had to be stopped. Danny King & Rohan Tungate were unbeaten in their three rides for Ipswich with ex-Witch Richie Worrall topping the Somerset scorecard on 7 (from 3 rides).

The home side were reduced to six riders after a heat one fall for skipper Ritchie Hawkins, when trying to avoid Somerset number one Josh Grajczonek who had fallen in front of him. The resulting 5-1 for Ipswich gave them the perfect start and they took command from this point, building up a 22 point lead after ten heats. Somerset nominated Josh Grajczonek in heat eleven as a tactical ride but he was denied the heat win by fellow aussie Rogan Tungate and with Stefan Nielsen rucking in for third no advantage was gained. Somerset scored a consolation 5-1 in heat nine but by now the victory had been secured and not even the foggy end to the meeting could dampen the home fans mood.

Ipswich team manger, Phil Hilton, was more than happy with the result: "Just what we needed after Monday night at Peterborough! That was a convincing win, everyone did ther bit and the reserves especially looked a lot sharper tonight & they covered well for Ritchie. We didn't really need a team talk tonight, they all knew what was required and they simply went out & delivered."

After the meeting Gino Manzares & Rohan Tungate left for Gustrow in Germany where the second round of the Speedway Best Pairs is taking place on Saturday. Gino will represent the USA with his partner Greg Hancock and Rohan has been called up as reserve for team Australia.

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches 46

  • Danny King 9,
  • Rohan Tungate 9,
  • Nico Covatti 8+1,
  • Stefan Nielsen 7+1,
  • Gino Manzares 7,
  • Cameron Heeps 4+3,
  • Ritchie Hawkins 2+1

'Cases' Somerset Rebels 28

  • Josh Grajczonek 7,
  • Richie Worrall 7,
  • Brady Kurtz 6,
  • Paul Starke 4+1,
  • Charles Wright 2,
  • Benji Compton 1+1,
  • Leigh Lanham 1

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