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Witches bid to finish season on high against Bandits

14 September, 2018 - 16:16
Cameron Heeps will captain the Ipswich Witches in their final clash of the season against the Berwick Bandits this weekend. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Cameron Heeps will captain the Ipswich Witches in their final clash of the season against the Berwick Bandits this weekend. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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The Ipswich Witches end their 2018 Championship campaign at Foxhall today when they face the Berwick Bandits (7.30pm), writes Henry Chard.

Three rain-offs have affected this meeting, leaving both sides frustrated and hoping the weather on finally plays ball this weekend.

The Witches were in action on Thursday evening in another re-arranged fixture against Glasgow and fell to a 49-41 defeat at Foxhall that ended any remaining hopes of a play-off place.

Rider replacement will be in operation at number one for injured captain Danny King and Thomas Jorgensen guests at number five for the injured Rory Schlein.

With just pride to race for, the Witches will be keen to end a difficult season with a win in front of their home fans ahead of the long winter.

Hawkins says

Team manager Ritchie Hawkins said: “We need to finish the season with a win. Nobody wants to finish the season with a bad result so we need to do it for the fans and for everyone at the club.

“We need a good performance and all credit to the fans, they have stuck by us this year. We have still been getting good crowds and they have not dropped off as much as they could have done and we owe it to them on Saturday to put in a good performance.

“People have plenty to race for and nobody is going out there to not win races. Riders want to finish on a good meeting and we need to finish the season with a good team performance and a win. We want to have fun and race and enjoy it and win some races.

“We are giving Thomas a go on Saturday and he is someone we have tried to get to guest before but we haven’t been able to do it for whatever reasons. We will see how he gets on and it will be nice to have someone else in the team and see what he is about. I am sure he will want to come in and do well.”

Teams

Ipswich: 1) R/R for Danny King 8.83 2) Cameron Heeps 6.19 (captain) 3) Nico Covatti 6.66 4) Mark Riss 5.51 5) Thomas Jorgensen (g) 8.79 6) Coty Garcia 4.26 7) Drew Kemp 2.00.

Berwick: 1) Aaron Summers 6.94 2) David Howe 5.90 3) Jye Etheridge 5.95 4) Kevin Doolan 6.40 (captain) 5) Nicolaj Busk Jakobsen 6.40 6) Dany Gappmaier 5.68 7) Theo Pijper 5.00

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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