Witches Northern Weekend Away

Sat 9th May 2015

The Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches head north for two nights later today. First stop is Shielfield Park for the first leg of a Knock Out Cup tie against the Berwick Bandits. On Sunday they will travel to Brough Park for a Premier League fixture against the Newcastle Diamonds.

Tonight's meetings sees two guests and rider replacement being used by both sides as several riders are missing for a variety of reasons.

Berwick are missing their two Danes, Claus Vissing & Thomas Jorgensen due to Danish Championship commitments. Richie Worrall will replace Claus with R/R being used to cover Thomas' rides. One of their reserves, Alex Edberg is on the injured liat and he is replaced by Josh Bates.

Ipswich will be missing Danny King as he is has an Elite League fixture at Leicester for Coventry and Nico Covatti is on international duty for Italy in a World Team Cup qualifier. Their replacements are Richard Lawson & Robert Branford. R/R continues to be used for the injured Gino Manzares.

Ipswich will have Danny & Nico back in their lineup on Sunday as they aim to pick up their first league point(s) of the season. Newcastle are missing Anton Rosen due to injury and R/R will be used to cover his rides.

Berwick Bandits

1 Ben Barker 8.04, 2 Hynek Stichauer 4.56, 3 Richie Worrall (G), 4 R/R, 5 Kevin Doolan © 6.89, 6 Josh Bates (G), 7 Richard Hall 4.28

Team Manager: John Anderson

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches

1. Richard Lawson (G), 2. R/R, 3. Robert Branford (G), 4. Cameron Heeps 6.17, 5. Rohan Tungate 8.51, 6. Stefan Nielsen 3.61, 7. Ritchie Hawkins © 4.95

Team Manager: Phil Hilton

Newcastle 'Sapphire Engineering' Diamonds

1 Lewis Kerr 7.81, 2 R/R, 3 Steve Worrall 6.33, 4 Christian Henry 5.75, 5 Ludvig Lindgren © 7.35, 6 Simon Nielsen 3.58, 7 Lewis Rose 4.05

Team Manager: George English

Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches

1. Danny King 9.26, 2. R/R, 3. Nico Covatti 5.05, 4. Cameron Heeps 6.17, 5. Rohan Tungate 8.51, 6. Stefan Nielsen 3.61, 7. Ritchie Hawkins © 4.95

Team Manager: Phil Hilton


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