Witches Bounce Back To Win At Plymouth
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches flew to the top of the Southern League Cup table after defeating the Plymouth 'Skillsgroup' Devils 49-41 tonight. They are now guaranteed a place in the semi finals on hat competi6ion
After the disappointment at Foxhall on Thursday night the Ipswich team regrouped and delivered the goods at the St Boniface Arena. It was extremely close early on and there was never more than four points between the two teams. Ipswich then dug deep and managed to increase their lead to six after a 4-2 in heat twelve. With heat thirteen shared Ipswich sealed the win in heat fourteen.
Witches Let Bandits Through
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches paid the ultimate penalty for a lack lustre display at Foxhall on Thursday night allowing the Berwick Bandits through to the next round of the Knock Out Cup.
Despite the usual double figure scores from number one Danny King & Nico Covatti the rest of the team didn't provide enough support to produce the desired result.
A fall in heat one from Gino Manzares resulted in Berwick gaining a two-point advantage with Ben Barker winning the re-run ahead of Danny King. The Ipswich reserves did make up for this with a 5-1 in heat two but this was to prove only one of only two maximum heat wins for the home team. After this the aggregate points gap between the two teams was never more than four points with Ipswich unable to build up any significant lead on the night.
Double Cup Action This Week
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches welcome the Berwick ‘K Dixon Building Services’ Bandits to Foxhall on Thursday for the second leg of a Knock Out Cup tie. Berwick have a four point lead from the first leg and with three ex-Witches in their ranks the Ipswich team will need to ride to the best of their ability to turn it round in their favour.
Gino Manzares will be back in action for Ipswich but Cameron Heeps is still sidelined with his broken wrist. Ipswich will use Rider replacement at number 4. Berwick also have a team change; Mildenhall's Dan Halsey will guest in place of the injured Alex Edberg.