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Ipswich Witches v King’s Lynn Stars


Premiership 2022

Foxhall Heath StadiumFoxhall Road, Ipswich, IP5 5LN

46 - 44


Date Tapes Up Competition Season
Thursday, August 11, 2022 7:30 pm Premiership 2022


IPSWICH produced another dramatic comeback to edge out King’s Lynn 46-44 in a local derby thriller at Foxhall.

The Stars led by eight points with five races remaining, but Jason Doyle raced to an 18-point maximum for the hosts, who levelled the scores with a 5-1 in Heat 14 when Nicolai Klindt was penalised for a start-line offence.

And then Doyle won the decider with Rohan Tungate holding third place over Richie Worrall to give the Witches a narrow victory.

Tungate added 9+2 on his first home appearance for the league leaders, whilst reserve Frederik Jakobsen racked up 13 points for the Stars, for whom skipper Josh Pickering crashed heavily in Heat 11.

Ipswich manager Ritchie Hawkins said: “I was really pleased with the character of team to be able to pull it out of the bag again at the end.

“We have seen it this year already and after the interval we really stepped it up and pulled it back, but overall it wasn’t a great performance and we certainly got away with it as we rode our luck to get the win.

“There was a big crowd in and we provided a lot of entertainment for them. I hope to see a lot of them back again as the season goes on. It was a local derby and I’m really glad we managed to get the result in the end even if it wasn’t the way we wanted to do it.”

King’s Lynn boss Alex Brady said: “We made some silly mistakes, and we just weren’t good enough on the night, and we have to take that on the chin.

“Josh’s bike wasn’t playing ball in his first couple and then he had a nasty spill in his third ride, which meant he couldn’t go out in Heat 13 which was a big shame.

“Thomas (Jorgensen) rode his socks off and would have been a good option for Heat 15 but again he was feeling second-hand after the crash with Josh. Richie was our real bright spot tonight, he performed brilliantly along with Fred.”

IPSWICH 46: Jason Doyle 18, Rohan Tungate 9+2, Aaron Summers 6, Danny King 5, Troy Batchelor 4+1, Danyon Hume 3+1, Paul Starke 1
KING’S LYNN 44: Frederik Jakobsen 13, Richard Lawson 9+1, Richie Worrall 8+2, Thomas Jorgensen 6, Nicolai Klindt 5+1, Jason Edwards 2+1, Josh Pickering 1+1
Premiership points: Ipswich 3 King’s Lynn 1

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Photo credit: STEPHEN WALLER