Skipper pays tribute after emphatic win

IPSWICH Evening Star Witches injured captain Chris Louis paid tribute to his side after their emphatic victory over Swindon at Foxhall Stadium last night.

Mike Bacon

IPSWICH Evening Star Witches injured captain Chris Louis paid tribute to his side after their emphatic victory over Swindon at Foxhall Stadium last night.

The home team ran out 54-39 victors over their play-off rivals, and Louis couldn't have been more delighted.

“I think to say I'm very happy sums it up well,” he said.


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“It was a solid team performance and nice to put one emphatically over Swindon. We did what we had to do and did it in style.

“Steve Johnston suffered a bit, being in the wrong place at the wrong time on occasions, but when the rest of the side does the business it doesn't matter as much.

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“We ride at Swindon on Thursday night and Jonno likes that track, he will come good.

“And now we have given them something to think about too.”

Witches reserve Chris Schramm had a good night scoring a paid seven points and helping get his side off to a flying start.

Schramm was involved in two 5-1 maximums in the first four heats and it was a huge contribution to the Witches success.

“I don't often have particularly good Sky meetings,” he said.

“But I am obviously very happy with my points tonight and I have been working on my gating and it seems to be paying off.

“I just need to keep progressing in the meeting and have got to work out how I can keep doing at the end what I have started in the early races.”

Witches promoter John Louis said “I am very happy and have no interest in talking about the Parsons incident.

“The boys are all fired up and determined and that is how they have won this meeting so comfortably.

“We didn't look like being defeated and it makes you wonder looking at Swindon tonight how they managed to beat us before.”

Robert Miskowiak said: “I felt really fast against Leigh Adams in my last ride, but he rode the perfect line.

“I spent most of the night changing gears and ignition, I changed many things.

“This is a very good result for us and it gives us a big chance at Swindon on Thursday.”

Man-of-the-meeting Piotr Swiderski said: “This was a very good win for us and we remembered what they did to us last time.

“I am going well everywhere, in Poland, Sweden and England, which is great.”

And to his credit, Swindon team manager Alun Rossiter was offering no excuses: “We haven't ridden for nearly two weeks and it showed,” he said. “We made a very poor start and there are no excuses. We weren't sharp from the gate and there wasn't much passing all night.”

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