King’s Lynn Stars v Ipswich Witches


Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023

Adrian Flux ArenaSaddlebow Road, Kings Lynn, PE30 5LA

40 - 50


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Thursday, August 3, 2023 7:30 pm Sports Insure Premiership R1 2023 Ipswich win the aggregate point


IPSWICH kept up their bid to gatecrash the Sports Insure Premiership play-offs with a second away win in four days as they triumphed 50-40 at local rivals King’s Lynn.

Emil Sayfutdinov scored an 11+1 paid maximum for the Witches and Jason Doyle (13) dropped his only points in Heat 15 when the match was already won.

The result moves the Witches level on points with fourth placed Sheffield, with the Tigers’ trip to Leicester falling victim to the weather. However, the Owlerton side have five matches in hand.

King’s Lynn skipper Nicolai Klindt top-scored with 12+1 and Artem Laguta added 10+1, but two mechanical breakdowns for guest Benjamin Basso proved costly.

Witches manager Ritchie Hawkins said: “Another victory and another good performance, I felt we were solid throughout the meeting.

“Jason and Emil were superb and everyone else was picking up points. We kicked on nicely and pulled away a bit at the end which was nice.

“We are doing everything we can do at the moment; we have got maximum points from our last three meetings, and we are going to have to go into next week looking for another five points and that is all we can do.”

Stars boss David Hoggart said: “The disappointing bit was in the middle with Benjamin Basso breaking a couple of chains, and when do you ever see that happen? That obviously took it away from us.

“When we’re up against a team like Ipswich who have got two World class riders in their side, I’m really keen that we try and stay with it, and not let them get their noses in front.

“The minute they smell success, they’re gone, so with the way our teams are built I need four riders over-performing every meeting to be in with a chance of a win.”

KING’S LYNN 40: Nicolai Klindt 12+1, Artem Laguta 10+1, Anders Rowe 7+1, Benjamin Basso 5, Emil Breum 4+1, Simon Lambert 2+1, Thomas Jorgensen r/r.
IPSWICH 50: Jason Doyle 13, Emil Sayfutdinov 11+1, Danny King 9, Erik Riss 5+1, Dan Thompson 4+2, Keynan Rew 4+1, Danyon Hume 4.
Ipswich win the aggregate point

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