Let Battle Commence!
Thursday 30th May
Team GB will face Australia at Foxhall in the first match of their test series, at Foxhall Stadium.
Normal admission prices apply.
League meeting format (15 heats).
Team lineups tbc shortly...
Start time 7:30pm
Witches at the Suffolk Show
Riders & equipment will again be joining Town102 on their stand on both days ( Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May).
Three League Cup Points Essential
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches turn their attention back to the League Cup this Thursday when they welcome the Plymouth 'St Blazey MX Drive Revive' Devils to Foxhall. To guarantee progression through to the semi-finals of this competition Ipswich need to win by seven points or more to secure three points and put them firmly at the top of their group. The meeting is being sponsored by Seven Asset Management.
Ipswich will be missing number one, Ben Barker, for this meeting as he is required to ride for his Elite League club, Birmingham; as this is a re-arranged Premier League meeting their fixture takes priority for him. Ben's replacement will be the in-form Craig Cook, who rides at number one for Edinburgh. Plymouth also have a guest, Josh Bates, riding at number two in place of Ricky Kling who has a Swedish League commitment.
Plymouth haven't enjoyed the best of starts to their Premier League campaign and are also currently bottom of the Southern League Cup group. However Ipswich team manager, Pete Simmons, has told his team that they cannot be complacent as several of the Plymouth team go well at Foxhall.
Witches Repel Rebels For Maximum League Points
The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches took all three league points last night by defeating the 'Cases' Somerset Rebels for a second time this season at Foxhall. The visitors appeared stronger this time around and made a late surge to give themselves a slim chance of snatching a point but the home team held on and a brilliant last heat from Ben Barker & Morten Risager sent the Ipswich fans home happy.
Heat one didn't quite go to plan as the Somerset pair of Jason Doyle & Kyle Newman roared from the tapes to score a 5-1 over Home riders Ben Barker & Ritchie Hawkins although Barker did everything he could to make a pass. The Ipswich reserves, Cameron Heeps & Adam Ellis, quickly brought the scores back level again by dominating heat two for a comfortable 5-1. Ipswich 'Man of the Meeting' Morten Risager & team mate Rohan Tungate combined to first pass Kyle Newman and then Alex Davies in heat three to put the Witches ahead by four points.
Ipswich went further ahead after Morten Risager held off the hard charging Jason Doyle in heat five with Rohan Tungate taking third and in the next heat Ben Barker took the win over Josh Grajczonek with team mate Ritchie Hawkins coming in third. This eight-point margin was maintained until heat nine when Ipswich got their third 4-2 taking their lead to ten points thus allowing Somerset to nominate a rider for double points. Sure enough after a shared heat ten Jason Doyle came out wearing the black & white helmet for heat eleven. After a hard first corner which resulted in Ipswich reserve Adam Ellis with nowhere to go but off his bike the race was allowed to continue with Leigh Lanham holding on to second spot but the Rebels had pulled back five points.