|Monday, July 4, 2022||7:30 pm||Premiership||2022|
IPSWICH are back on top of the Premiership after winning 47-43 at Wolverhampton – their second victory at Monmore this season.
The Witches overcame the absence of Paul Starke, ruled out with thumb ligament damage, and had a match-winner at reserve as Erik Riss piled up 16+1 whilst Jason Doyle scored 11.
Sam Masters was declared fit for the home side and top-scored with 12+2 and Luke Becker scored 12, but the match was already lost prior to their 5-1 in Heat 15.
Ipswich boss Ritchie Hawkins said: “Our two trips here have been our best two overall and I’m really pleased. It is nice to get back to the top of the table and we are making a bit of a habit of being top of the league at the moment.
“Erik Riss at reserve is a massive bonus for a team, it is down to his form last year really as he has been going well with us.
“It is a pity really that we haven’t got that many meetings this month. We won’t get a massive benefit out of it with only three meetings with him at reserve but obviously tonight it paid dividends.”
Masters said: “I actually feel we’ve faced harder teams here at Monmore, but for some reason we just can’t get over Ipswich.
“They’ve got a good No.1 in Doyley and they had a really good reserve, and when you’ve got a good reserve, you can almost put them in any race you want really.”
WOLVERHAMPTON 43: Sam Masters 12+2, Luke Becker 12, Steve Worrall 8+1, Nick Morris 6, Ryan Douglas 2+1, Drew Kemp 2, Leon Flint 1.
IPSWICH 47: Erik Riss 16+1, Jason Doyle 11, Troy Batchelor 7+3, Danny King 7+2, Ben Barker 3+1, Danyon Hume 3, Paul Starke r/r.
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