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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Good Friday washout for Witches and Hammers as both meetings fall foul of the weather

PUBLISHED: 10:44 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:05 30 March 2018

The 2018 Ipswich Witches pictured at a Studio Shoot, held at Ipswich Sports Club on 14-March-2018. 
Picture: Steve Waller

The 2018 Ipswich Witches pictured at a Studio Shoot, held at Ipswich Sports Club on 14-March-2018. Picture: Steve Waller

© Stephen Waller

Ipswich Witches’ Good Friday double header with Lakeside was a total washout after the Suffolk side’s home clash with the Hammers, set for this afternoon, was called off at 10.15am.

The away clash at Lakeside was called off yesterday.

It was a frustrating non-start to the season for the Witches, but the Suffolk track was very wet after overnight rain, and with a poor forecast for this afternoon and evening, both clubs called their clashes off.

It means the Witches head into Sunday’s clash with Peterborough Panthers at Alwalton with little racing under their belts.

The Championship Shield meeting starts at 7pm at Peterborough.

The Witches will look to open their season at Foxhall this Thursday, when Peterborough are the visitors to Foxhall for a Championship Shield clash.

It means the return to Ipswich of Scott Nicholls, who is the new Panthers No.1

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Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can help fill the void left following Cole Skuse’s knee injury.

Ipswich Town will field a strong Under 23 side when they take on QPR at Playford Road this afternoon (1pm).

It’s been another week with more losses – but the double whammy on this occasion is that these have been suffered both on the pitch at Stoke and off the field of play, in the reporting of our latest set of accounts. In all honesty, there’s no surprise in either.

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Let me give you a new definition of desperation. It’s an Ipswich Town fan wanting Norwich City to score a last-minute winner to save his beloved Tractor Boys from falling even further behind in the Championship relegation battle, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

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Trevoh Chalobah insists the confidence boost generated by manager Paul Lambert’s arrival still remains, despite Ipswich Town suffering a fourth successive defeat at Stoke yesterday.

Paul Lambert has confirmed midfielder Cole Skuse will be out for ‘a couple of months’ after suffering a knee injury in training.

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