The ‘Tru7.com’ Witches complete their league schedule on Sunday as they take on the Newcastle Diamonds (6.30pm).

The Witches confirmed their spot in the Premier League Play-Offs with a win over the Diamonds on Thursday at Foxhall. The hosts have also already secured their spot in the top six as they lie third in the table.

The two sides met in Suffolk on Thursday with the home side coming out 52-41 winners in an entertaining affair. Buxton’s Shelby Rutherford comes in at number seven for the Witches for the injured Danyon Hume.

The home side welcome back Robert Lambert into the side at number five after he missed the fixture between the two sides on Thursday.

The last time the two sides met on Newcastle shale the home side came out 48-43 winners in last season’s Premier League.

Team Manager Ritchie Hawkins says there is no pressure on the meeting for his side with focus now on the play-offs.

“I’ve been piling the pressure on the boys every meeting for two months and it will be lovely to go there Sunday and just let the boys race and ride their bikes,” said Hawkins.

“Our main focus is now on Edinburgh next week at Foxhall really and putting in another performance like we have done for the past half a dozen meetings. We’ve been brilliant and we’ve got to carry that on.”


Newcastle ‘Sapphire Engineering’ Diamonds:

1. Steve Worrall 8.98

2. Victor Palovaara 5.49

3. Matej Kus 6.22

4. Ludvig Lindgren (c)7.37

5. Robert Lambert 8.30

6. Ashley Morris 4.37

7. Danny Phillips 3.00

Team Manager: George English 

Ipswich ‘Tru7.com’ Witches:

1. Danny King (c) 9.38

2. James Sarjeant 5.45

3. Nico Covatti 7.32

4. Morten Risager 6.88

5. Ben Barker 7.56

6. Joe Jacobs 4.78

7. Shelby Rutherford (g) 3.00

Team Manager: Ritchie Hawkins

Premier League table

Team   Pl     Pts  
Somerset 24 60
Glasgow 23 53
Newcastle 22 47
Edinburgh 22 44
Witches 23 40
Sheffield 24 40
Peterborough 23 38
Workington 23 35
Berwick 24 29
Rye House 23 28
Scunthorpe 22 25
Plymouth 24 25
Redcar 23 21


Last five results at Newcastle:

10.05.15 L43-48

25.05.14 L44-46

29.09.13 L27-65

09.06.13 D45-45

28.10.12 L32-58


Newcastle Factfile

Main Sponsor: Sapphire Engineering

Team Colours: Black, white and blue

Race-Night: Sunday (6.30 pm)

Website: www.newcastlediamonds.co

Track Length: 300 metres

Track Record: 61.0 seconds (Kenni Larsen, October 24, 2010)

Admission Prices:

Adults: £15 online, otherwise £16

Concessions: £11 online, otherwise £12

Children (5-16): £3

Under 5: Free

Programme: £2.50

Stadium Address

Newcastle Stadium (formerly Brough Park) Fossway, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 2XJ

Telephone: 01912 656581

By Train: The nearest station is Newcastle Central Station, which is on the main line from London to Edinburgh.