Local Derby On Thursday
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches welcome local rivals the Rye House 'SilverSki' Rockets to Foxhall on Thursday for a 'must win' Premier League fixture.
Both teams are just outside the playoff zone and although Rye House are one point behind Ipswich in the league table they have two meetings in hand so it is vital that Ipswich take all three points.
Rye House have been forced into several team changes due to injuries & retirements this season and on Thursday they hand a debut to their most recent signing, Danny Maassen. Due to Swedish league commitments they will be missing Anders Mellgren & Robin Aspgren and Kasper Lykke is still sidelined with a collarbone injury.
The Rockets have booked ex-Witch Adam Ellis and Eastbourne's Bradley Wilson-Dean as guests to cover for the two Swedes and will use R/R to cover for Kasper.
Premier League Pairs Champions!
New skipper Danny King & Rohan Tungate did the club proud tonight by winning the Premier League Pairs at Somerset. They finished highest qualifier in their group and faced the Redcar pairing of Lasse Bjerre & Stuart Robson in Semi Final 1. Although Lasse took the chequered flag Danny & Rohan finished 2nd & 3rd which was enough for them to reach the final.
The Grand Final was between Ipswich & the home track pairing of Brady Kurtz & Josh Grazcjonek (who were tipped by many to lift the title). Kurtz lifted out of the gate and then clipped the fence before coming off. He was excluded from the re-run which saw Rohan take the win with Danny following him home for second.
Co-promoter, Chris Louis, said afterwards: "What a fantastic result. It was great to have a seven man team again on Thursday night and take a good win; winning this will lift the team even further. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season!"
Official meeting scorecard can be found here: PL Pairs
Witches Cast A Spell Over Devils
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches took a comfortable 56-35 win over the Plymouth 'Skills Group' Devils at Foxhall on Thursday night.
They were led by Nico Covatti (13 pts) & new skipper Danny King (10 pts). Jack Holder was Plymouth's top man on 9+2.