Rampant Witches batter poor Bandits as Heeps roars to maximum
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
Ipswich Witches 60 Berwick Bandits 30
Ipswich Witches handed out a severe beating to the poor Berwick Bandits at Foxhall Stadium on Thursday night.
The rampant home side who need to win their three remaining league fixtures, including this one, to stand any chance of reaching the end-of-season play-offs, were in no mood to give the Bandits an inch.
The home side may have been without skipper and No.1 Danny King (injured), as well as Nico Covatti (injured) and Ashley Morris (riding for King’s Lynn in the Elite League), but it mattered not.
Led by Rohan Tungate, guest Ricky Wells and Cameron Heeps, the Witches were supreme and they were buoyed with the news that play-off rivals Plymouth went down by eight points at lowly Redcar last night, meaning the Devils didn’t pick up a point.
The chase for the last play-off place is still in the Devils’ hands however, although if the Witches manage to win at Rye House tomorrow night, the pressure is very much on the West country side.
Back to Thursday night though – and the Witches were good from the off.
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Heeps showed what a terrific racer he is with some breathtaking speed and in next season’s line-up, he should surely still be considered for a place even though he has endured a mixed season – he is still a talent.
Tungate is enjoying a purple patch right now and his gating was excellent. All in all the home side simply had too much in the locker and were never unduly troubled.
Ipswich: R Wells 13+1, C Heeps 12+3, G Manzares 7+2, R Tungate 16+1, R/R, S Nielsen 8+1, A Aarnio 4+1
Berwick: T Jorgensen 7, F Garcia 0, R/R, T Pijper 5+2, R Worrall 11, L Bowen 4, R Hall 3.
1 Wells, Heeps, Jorgensen, Garcia 57.6 5-1
2 Nielsen, Hall, Aarnio (15m), Bowen (ex) 59.4 9-3
3 Tungate, Worrall, Pijper, Manzares 58.7 12-6
4 Heeps, Worrall, Pijper, Manzares 57.4 16-8
5 Tungate, Manzares, Jorgensen, Garcia 58.5 21-9
6 Wells, Heeps, Worrall*, Bowen 59.5 26-10
7 Tungate, Pijper, Nielsen, Hall 58.9 30-12
8 Heeps, Aarnio, Hall, Garcia (e/f) 59.0 35-13
9 Tungate, Manzares, Bowen, Worrall (15m) 58.7 40-14
10 Wells, Heeps, Pijper, Hall (e/f) 59.5 45-15
11 Jorgensen, Wells, Nielsen, Garcia 59.9 48-18
12 Manzares, Bowen, Pijper, Aarnio 59.9 51-21
13 Worrall, Jorgensen, Wells, Manzares 60.1 52-26
14 Nielsen, Tungate, Bowen, Pijper (15m) 59.6 57-27
15 Worrall, Tungate, Wells, Jorgensen (15m) 59.5 60-30
*tac ride points count double
Ipswich 3 pts. Berwick 0 pts.
Edinburgh 20 55
Glasgow 21 50
Sheffield 21 43
Somerset 19 41
Peterborough 18 41
Ipswich 22 36
Plymouth 19 30
Workington 19 27
Newcastle 20 21
Rye House 18 21
Redcar 19 18
Berwick 16 17
Scunthorpe 18 12