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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 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.

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