Witches face Mission Impossible as they bid to reach League Cup final

Witches Director of Speedway Chris Louis with skipper Danny King. Picture: Steve Waller

Witches Director of Speedway Chris Louis with skipper Danny King. Picture: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

To many it will be seen as Mission Impossible I, II and III combined, but Ipswich Witches at least go into tonight’s League Cup semi-final, second leg, in good form.

Trailing by 22 points against an Edinburgh side who have already drawn at Foxhall Stadium this season and who are top of the Premier League, you will get very good odds on the Witches turning this one around tonight.

However, two thumping home victories over Berwick and Peterborough in recent weeks and a return to a full 1-7, has given the ‘Sackers’ Witches a bit of belief.

“It is going to be tough but the boys are riding as well now as they have all season at home,” Witches promoter Chris Louis said.

“My riders need meetings and they know there is only one way they can do that. At least this competition is still in our own hands.”


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Edinburgh boast the Premier League’s No.1 rider Craig Cook, pictured above, in their ranks and the Scottish side are a formidable unit. While an aggregate victory for the Witches would be some turn around, realistically it is the League play-offs that will keep their season alive at Foxhall.

Plymouth’s clash at Rye House on Bank Holiday Monday was rained off and it leaves the west country side with four meetings still to race to overhaul the Witches – the cut-off date is September 14.

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Meanwhile the Premier League Fours final, which was curtailed at Peterborough following a serious injury to Lewis Kerr, will take place on a Saturday night, at a venue to be decided. The Witches are one of the finalists.

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