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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

Ipswich Witches rocket to victory at Rye House

PUBLISHED: 20:38 17 August 2014 | UPDATED: 20:38 17 August 2014

Rohan Tungate

Rohan Tungate

© Copyright Stephen Waller

Morten Risager and Rohan Tungate starred for Ipswich Witches on Saturday, as Chris Louis’ side pulled off a 49-41 Premier League victory at second-bottom Rye House Rockets.

The win kept them in contention for an end-of-season play-off spot, the team accruing the maximum four points an away side can earn.

Witches were without Gino Manzares, who was in Poland for the World Under-21 Speedway final, while number one Richie Worrall had an off-night. In four races, he failed to pick up a point and was excluded on two further occasions.

However, Tungate scored 14+1 and Risager 14 as Ipswich fought back from a 20-16 deficit at the end of heat six, never falling behind again.

Tungate and Adam Ellis put the Witches into a fourth heat 13-11 lead, thanks to a 5-1 maximum, but with Worrall excluded in the next race for clipping Steve Boxall, the hosts hit back with a 5-1 in that encounter, followed by a 4-2.

Risager and Ritchie Hawkins levelled proceedings at 21-21 in heat seven and the Witches then edged ahead with Tungate grabbing his second win of the night and Ellis in third.

Cameron Heeps won the next race with Tungate third, before the next five heats all ended 3-3 which jeopardised Rye House’s chances.

With just one race left, the Witches could have still been pegged back to 45-45 but Risager and Tungate came home in that order to wrap up the win.

Ipswich travel to Peterborough on Tuesday.

Kayden Jackson is hoping his goal in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Brentford is the first of many as he continues to get to grips with the challenge of the Championship.

Paul Hurst doesn’t expect midfielder Teddy Bishop to be out for too long despite picking up a hamstring injury but Jon Walters is now a doubt for Saturday’s game with Bolton.

In our new daily feature, we take a look back at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town history.

Ipswich Town came-from-behind to draw 1-1 with Brentford at Portman Road last night. STUART WATSON gives his snap verdict.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst hailed the character of his players following their gutsy comeback draw against Brentford at Portman Road tonight.

Andy Warren hands out his player grades following Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Brentford at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town produced a second-half turnaround as they battled back to secure a 1-1 draw against Brentford on the night the club paid tribute to the late Kevin Beattie.

Ipswich Town take on Brentford this evening as they search for their first victory under manager Paul Hurst (7.45pm).

Ipswich Town’s players, staff, fans and legends paid an emotional tribute to the late, great, Kevin Beattie prior to kick-off of this evening’s clash with Brentford.

Paul Hurst is not hiding from the fact he could face the sack if his winless start to life as Ipswich Town manager goes on much longer.

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