Witches Keep It Close

Sat 9th May 2015

The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches came close to winning on Saturday night but their opponents, Berwick, just managed to hang on for a slender four point lead.

Top Witches: Ritchie Hawkins 14, Richard Lawson 12

Top Bandits: Ben Barker 16+1, Richie Worrall 13+1

This was an extremely close meeting with never more than four points separating the two teams. Ipswich suffered bad luck in heat thirteen when guest Richard Lawson had severe engine failure although he did hang on to finish second behind Ben Barker. Subsequently Lawson was unable to take part in heat fifteen as he only had the one bike with him...

Witches team manager said afterwards: "Much happier with team's performance tonight. They all rode with much more determination and we could well have won this. Ritchie Hawkins was particularly impressive. I would also like to thansk our two guests for their efforts tonight. We are now set up nicely for the return leg at Foxhall. Unfortunately Cameron (Heeps) has picked up a wrist injury, ruling him out of the meeting at Newcastle tomorrow. We have booked Leigh Lanham to ride as a guest in place of Gino and will use R/R to cover for Cam."

Berwick Bandits 47

Ben Barker 16+1, Richie Worrall 13+1, Kevin Doolan 9, Richard Hall 6, Hynek Stichauer 3+2, Ollie Greenwood 0

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches 43

Ritchie Hawkins 14, Richard Lawson 11, Stefan Nielsen 8+1, Rohan Tungate 6+3, Cameron Heeps 3, Robert Branford 1+1

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