Witches play-off hopes over after defeat in Cumbria

Workington 50 Ipswich 40

Ipswich Witches hopes of progressing to the play-off final were put to bed at Workington on Saturday night.

The Comets, who came to Foxhall on Thursday and pulled off a fine victory, were in no mood to sacrifice the advantage they had grabbed that night.

Ipswich needed a win to keep their hopes alive but despite the efforts of reserve Ritchie Hawkins, who notched a season’s best 13+2 points, they came up short.

The Suffolk side were not helped by a second race fall for Rohan Tungate which saw him withdraw from the meeting.

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However, they never gave up the chase and with six heats to go were two points ahead. Workington came on strong again towards the end however to leave the Witches’ play-off hopes over.

Full report on this and Ipswich’s League Cup Final at Newcastle on Sunday . . . including a picture special, see Monday’s EADT and Ipswich Star

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