Hawkins: The best we've seen Kyle

Fri 16th Jun 2017

Hawkins: The best we've seen Kyle

Tru7.com’ Witches Team Manager Ritchie Hawkins says his side had too much for a depleted Berwick Bandits side after the home side recorded a 56-37 win at Foxhall.

Hawkins says his side’s strength shone through and the boss was pleased to see Justin Sedgmen and Kyle Newman showing their potential, both hitting double figures on the night.

“It does not help with Berwick coming with half of their side missing,” said Hawkins. “They kept it pretty close for a lot of the meeting but we were too strong in the end for them.

“Justin and Kyle rode a lot better tonight. Kyle made a couple of good starts in his last few rides and Sedgy was trapping well again. I was never too worried about them but it was good to see them showing their potential tonight and the riders we know they are.”

Newman has recently been dropped by Premiership side Poole but the boss believes it won’t be long before another side snap him up.

“Kyle will be back in the Premiership pretty quickly, he rode really well tonight and that is the best we have seen him. Hopefully he can carry that on at Edinburgh tomorrow for us.”

Hawkins was keen to highlight the role of Danny King in the win after the skipper hit a four-ride maximum, something that is almost expected of him nowadays at Foxhall.

“We do expect a lot of Danny and when he does get beat it is a big shock which shows the high standards he sets himself. Sam Masters is one of the best riders in our league and it is never easy being a number one as the opposite number is always going to be a good rider. Danny was brilliant again tonight though.”

Words: Henry Chard

Ipswich ‘Tru7.com’ Witches 56

Danny King (c) 12 (Maximum)

Cameron Heeps 6+1

Justin Sedgmen 11

Kyle Newman 10+2

Rory Schlein 9

Connor Mountain 3+1

Nathan Greaves 5

 

‘Olympus Marquees’ Berwick Bandits 37

Sam Masters (g) 15

Ben Morley (g) 4+1

David Howe 7

Kevin Doolan (c) 7

Jye Etheridge 2+1

Alfie Bowtell (g) 2+2

 

Championship Table

Team  

Pl        

Pts     

Edinburgh

16

35

Witches

15

32

Glasgow

12

30

Sheffield

12

24

Redcar

15

24

Workington

10

21

Newcastle 

13

19

Peterborough     

11

15

Scunthorpe

17

14

Berwick

17

10

 

Scott Properties Rider of the Night: Kyle Newman

 

Next Meeting: C1 16th June vs Edinburgh (away)


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