Big lead the need for Witches tonight

WITH the Premier League play-offs now a distant memory, Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches turn their attentions to bringing cup silverware to Foxhall.

WITH the Premier League play-offs now a distant memory, Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches turn their attentions to bringing cup silverware to Foxhall.

The Suffolk side entertain Workington Comets tonight in a League Cup semi-final clash that will see the Suffolk side desperate to rack up the points.

The fact Ipswich are still involved, not just in this cup competition, but also the KO Cup, where they clash with Edinburgh home and away next month in the semi-final, means the Foxhall season is still very much alive.

And a healthy lead this evening would be just what the doctor ordered.


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“To get a 12-point lead would be great,” admitted Witches team manager Pete Simmons.

“We lost by just seven points up there a month or so ago, so we know what we are capable of doing at their track.

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“We just have to avoid last places. Against Newcastle last week we won 10 heats, but only won by four points. It will need a full team effort.”

Workington owner Keith Denham had threatened to pull the Comets out of the league earlier this week if attendances didn’t improve, with only 500 Comets’ fans at Derwent Park last weekend.

But he’s retracted that now, although one has sympathy with the Cumbrian team who have suffered with injuries.

Tonight they include three guests and rider replacement for injured riders Kenny Ingllas, Adam Roynon, Kyle Howarth and Tero Aarnio.

Ipswich welcome back Stefan Nielsen at reserve and will be hoping Taylor Poole can recapture his form.

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