Mon 18th May 2015
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.
On Friday Ipswich travel to Plymouth for their last & deciding League Cup fixture. They need a minimum of three points to overtake Rye House and ensure qualification for the semi finals so another tough challengeis in store!
Ipswich team manager, Phil Hilton, is looking for his team to put everything they have in to these two meetings: "After a week of two frustrating rainoffs I am looking forward to seeing the boys ride two important cup matches this week. We start off with Berwick and after holding them to a slender four point advantage at Shielfield Park I am looking for us to get about them from the start. We cannot afford to be complacent as Berwick have very capable riders in Barker, Doolan and Vissing in their ranks but I feel it is about time for the boys to start firing on all cylinders! We welcome back Gino Manzares who has been Itching to get back on track but unfortunately will not have Cameron back for a while".
Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches
1. Danny King 9.26, 2. Gino Manzares 5.62, 3. Nico Covatti 5.05, 4. R/R (Cameron Heeps - broken wrist), 5. Rohan Tungate 8.51, 6. Stefan Nielsen 3.61, 7. Ritchie Hawkins (C) 4.95
Team manager: Phil Hilton
Berwick ‘K Dixon Building Services’ Bandits
1 Ben Barker 8.04, 2 Hynek Stichauer 4.56, 3 Kevin Doolan (C) 6.89, 4 Thomas Jorgensen 7.35, 5 Claus Vissing 7.24, 6 Dan HAlsey (G), 7 Richard Hall ® 4.28
Team manager: John Anderson
Thursday's meeing is sponsored by D J Evans
Foxhall Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5TL 01473 623640