Double Header Against Panthers On Good Friday

Mon 30th Mar 2015

The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches will face the 'ReadyPower' Peterborough Panthers twice on April 3rd. The first meeting at Foxhall stadium will start at 2:00pm and then it's off to the East of England Showground for a 7:30pm start in the evening. These are both League Cup fixtures.

Ipswich have only raced one League Cup meeting so far after a waterlogged track caused the home meeting against Rye House to be postponed last Thursday (March 26th) and they are very keen to add more points to their League Cup tally. Peterborough have managed to complete & lose two League Cup fixtures (both at home). Before either of these they had already suffered an injury blow, losing Adam Roynon with rib injuries in the very first race of a Challenge meeting at the Showground on Sunday 15th March. He has been replaced temporarily by Michael Palm Toft. A further injury blow was to befall them in a heat six crash for number one Olly Allen last Friday (March 27th) and he will need surgery for a broken ankle.

With the added impact of a busy fixture list & riders required by their Elite League clubs both teams will require guests for both meetings. On Friday afternoon Ipswich will definitely be missing Stefan Nielsen (Belle Vue) who is replaced by Luke Bowen (Rye House) and possibly skipper Ritchie Hawkins, who will decide nearer the time if he is fit to ride. Peterborough will be missing Robert Lambert (King's Lynn), replacement tbc. In the evening Stefan Nielsen will be back for Ipswich but Danny King will be missing (Coventry), his replacement is Kevin Doolan (Berwick). Robert Lambert will be back for Peterborough but they will then be missing Simon Lambert (Leicester), his replacement will be Dan Halsey (Mildenhall).

At Ipswich there will be the annual 'Good Friday Eggstravaganza!' with gates opening at 12:30pm to allow families to enjoy all the extra entertainment that has been arranged. There is the usual Easter Egg Hunt, Free Face Painting & Bouncy Castle with the added bonus of a Rider Autograph session at 12:30pm in the impressive 'Seven Group' hospitality truck (outside the turnstiles). Seven are meeting sponsors and are also providing goody bags for the kids plus a colouring competition to win a remote control ‘Seven’ DAF truck (rrp £200). The hospitality truck will also make the journey to Peterborough for the evening meeting. Finally if you need any further incentive to visit Foxhall for a great afternoon of family entertainment 'Kids Go Free' when accompanied by a paying adult!

Expected team lineups (Ipswich):

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches

1. Danny King © 8.84, 2. R/R (Ritchie Hawkins 5.27), 3. Gino Manzares 6.02, 4. Cameron Heeps 5.38, 5. Rohan Tungate 8.36, 6. Luke Bowen 4.34 (G), 7. Nico Covatti 4.19

Team Manager: Phil Hilton

'ReadyPower' Peterborough Panthers

1. R/R (Ollie Allen 8.93), 2. Michael Palm Toft 4.92, 3. Jason Garrity (G), 4. Lewis Blackbird 6.32, 5. Ulrich Ostergaard © 8.00, 6.3 Oliver Greenwood 3.04, 7. Simon Lambert 3.73

Team Manager: Carl Johnson

SCB Referee: Paul Carrington

Expected team lineups (Peterborough):

'ReadyPower' Peterborough Panthers

1. R/R (Ollie Allen 8.93), 2. Michael Palm Toft 4.92, 3. Guest (Robert Lambert 7.26), Lewis Blackbird 6.32, 5. Ulrich Ostergaard © 8.00, 6.3 Oliver Greenwood 3.04, 7. Dan Halsey (G)

Team Manager: Carl Johnson

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches

1. Kevin Doolan 8.84 (G), 2. R/R (Ritchie Hawkins 5.27), 3. Gino Manzares 6.02, 4. Cameron Heeps 5.38, 5. Rohan Tungate © 8.36, 6. Stefan Nielsen 4.23, 7. Nico Covatti 4.19

Team Manager: Phil Hilton

SCB Referee: Dave Watters

League Cup Table - Southern Group

1 Rye House    3    2    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    151    120    10       

2 Somerset    2    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    1    84    97    3

3 Ipswich    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    43    46    1

4 Peterborough    2    0    0    2    0    0    0    0    0    83    98    0

5 Plymouth    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0


Foxhall Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5TL 01473 623640