Double dose of the Hammers

TODAY'S traditional Good Friday double-header sees Ipswich and Lakeside go head-to-head in 30 heats of speedway action.Starting at Foxhall this afternoon, the Witches travel into Essex tonight for the return, with Witches boss John Louis refuting suggestions his team are out for revenge after the Hammers left the Witches licking their wounds in a pre-season warm-up that left two Witches hospitalised.

Mike Bacon

TODAY'S traditional Good Friday double-header sees Ipswich and Lakeside go head-to-head in 30 heats of speedway action.

Starting at Foxhall this afternoon, the Witches travel into Essex tonight for the return, with Witches boss John Louis refuting suggestions his team are out for revenge after the Hammers left the Witches licking their wounds in a pre-season warm-up that left two Witches hospitalised.

“I have heard one or two fans suggest that we will be out for revenge but I am quite sure that the lads accepted the crashes as an unfortunate part of racing and are just focusing on winning meetings,” said Louis.


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Team-wise Lakeside are missing the injured Joonas Kylmakorpi, while Ipswich use James Holder at reserve with Kozza Smith (injured) and Carl Wilkinson (with Scunthorpe) both unavailable.

Meanwhile one popular ex-rider back at Foxhall today is Kim Jansson. Kim suffered serious back injuries in a crash in Sweden last year that left him paralysed, and he makes his first visit back to Foxhall since his accident.

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Rider/manager Chris Louis said; “I hope that the fans will turn out in force to give him a real warm Foxhall welcome as he really was a fans' favourite here at Foxhall.”

Today's line-ups

Ipswich: Jarek Hampel, Morten Risager, Tobias Kroner, Danny King, Piotr Swiderski, Dawid Stachyra, James Holder.

Lakeside: Adam Shields, Joonas Davidson, Lee Richardson, R/R, Kauko Nieminen, Robert Mear, Stuart Robson.

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