It’s a King masterclass as Witches down the Panthers

Danny King leading Peterborough's Lewis Blackbird and Jason Garrtity during heat ten of the Ipswich

Danny King leading Peterborough's Lewis Blackbird and Jason Garrtity during heat ten of the Ipswich v Peterborough (League Cup) meeting on 03-April-2015 at Foxhall Stadium. Picture: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches No.1 Danny King made it a very Good Friday for Suffolk fans as the home side saw off Peterborough Panthers at Foxhall Stadium.

In what was supposed to be part one of a double header (the second leg at Peterborough last night was postponed because of a waterlogged track), King was quite majestic as he rattled off four wins out of four, two of them from the back, including a thrilling heat 10 victory.

King’s brilliance rubbed off on all the Witches who all enjoyed a good afternoon.

Rohan Tungate got better as the meeting went on while Gino Manzares and Cameron Heeps both had race wins – reserves Luke Bowen (guesting for Stefan Nielsen) and Argentinian Nico Covatti were also good value.

A storming start to the meeting – three 5-1s in the first three heats – put the Witches in command from the off and although the Panthers dug in mid-meeting, there only ever looked like being one winner.

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Ipswich: D King 12, R/R, G Manzares 9+1, C Heeps 10+1, R Tungate 10+2, L Bowen 5+1, N Covatti 7+2.

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Peterborough: R/R, M Palm-Toft 10+1, J Garrity 11, L Blackbird 5+2, U Ostergaard 9, O Greenwood 0, S Lambert 4+1

1 King, Covatti, Ostergaard, Palm-Toft 57.8 5-1

2 Bowen, Covatti, Lambert, Greenwood 59.8 10-2

3 Manzares, Heeps, Blackbird, Garrity (f) 59.0 15-3

4 Ostergaard, Tungate, Lambert, Covatti 59.3 17-7

5 Heeps, Garrity*, Palm-Toft, Manzares (f) 58.7 20-12

6 King, Ostergaard, Bowen, Greenwood 57.3 24-14

7 Garrity, Tungate, Bowen, Blackbird 58.7 27-17

8 Palm-Toft, Heeps, Lambert, Covatti 60.3 29-21

9 Ostergaard, Heeps, Manzares, Greenwood 59.3 32-24

10 King, Garrity, Blackbird, Bowen 59.4 35-27

11 Tungate, Palm-Toft, Blackbird, Bowen 60.1 38-30

12 Manzares, Garrity, Lambert, Covatti 59.4 41-33

13 King, Tungate, Palm-Toft, Ostergaard 58.2 46-34

14 Covatti, Blackbird, Heeps, Lambert 59.8 50-36

15 Palm-Toft, Manzares, Tungate, Ostergaard 59.3 53-39

*tac ride points count double

Ipswich 3pts Peterborough 0pts.

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