Tobi unhappy with form for Witches

TOBI Kroner cast a lonely figure in the Witches' pits last night.The German, who scored just two points for the Suffolk side in their defeat at home to Poole, is worringly doubting himself right now - and it is clear he needs a big turn in fortunes at Foxhall.

Mike Bacon

TOBI Kroner cast a lonely figure in the Witches' pits last night.

The German, who scored just two points for the Suffolk side in their defeat at home to Poole, is worringly doubting himself right now - and it is clear he needs a big turn in fortunes at Foxhall.

“I felt so good going into this meeting,” Kroner said.


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“I scored 12 in Poland on Sunday, but today I felt slow from the start and slow on the track.

“I'm starting to wonder if I'm good enough for this league and this is the unhappiest I have been with my riding here at Ipswich.

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“I can't put my finger on why.”

Piotr Swiderski showed Poole he doesn't have to be at reserve to pick up big scores for the Witches.

Swiderski was singled out by the Poole management as one of the reasons why the Witches won comfortably at Wimborne Road recently, where he netted a paid 17.

However, last night he thumped home another 15, although this time in vain for his team.

“I have ridden a few meetings since we were last here, but I know many of my team-mates haven't,” Swiderski said.

“Riding in Sweden and Poland is so different to riding in England.

“You need to ride in England regularly. We are all disappointed, but that seems to be the way speedway is in this country this season, with so many away wins.

Ipswich Witches' reserve Chris Schramm endured a hard night

He said: “It's been a very difficult night, but I haven't ridden a bike in anger for more than three weeks.

“It's completely mad and far too long a time to have off because you lose your reactions and your aggression. The team lost its momentum and when Poole got in front they were simply too fast.”

Poole's Bjarne Pedersen said: “It is always a bit of a shock for the home team when they lose and everyone looks for the reasons why.

“We lost to Peterbor-ough last week, when we should have won and there were a few words said because we like to think we are one of the top teams. This result was very important because Ipswich are a strong team.”

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