Ellis leads the way as Witches lose by six

Edinburgh 48 Ipswich Witches 42

Adam Ellis bounced back from a torrid night at Redcar to give the Witches a decent chance of making the League Cup final.

The 16-year-old top-scored for the Witches in a meeting that saw No.1 Ben Barker aggravate a long-standing knee injury after he crashed out in heat 13.

He was taken to hospital for check-ups.

The Witches had battled back to being all square after heat 12, but Barker’s crash gifted the home side a 5-1 maximum.

“We are not too unhappy to try and make up six points,” said Pete Simmons, the Witches team manager.

“It’s do-able and that’s the main thing.”

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