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Bees Commence Play-off Push

Bees Commence Play-off Push

Watt Set For Hammers Return

Watt Set For Hammers Return

Swindon 52-41 Kings Lynn

Swindon 52-41 Kings Lynn

Sheffield 40-38 Redcar

Sheffield 40-38 Redcar

Ipswich 60-36 Workington

Ipswich 60-36 Workington

Ipswich strolled to victory last night against the Workington Comets at Foxhall, the Witches ran out 60-36 winners and moved within four points of top spot in the Premier League.

The Witches started the meeting in emphatic style and were 14-points clear of their visitors after 4 heats, only Rene Bach managing a second place or better for the Comets in the opening exchanges. It was a disastrous start to the meeting for Workington but in heat five they dragged themselves back to within seven points of their hosts.

Josh Grajczonek flew from the gate whilst on a tactical ride and was followed home by teammate Ricky Wells for the big 8-1, it was at least some rest bite for the travelling Comets fans.

Workington joy was short lived as Ipswich recorded back-to-back 5-1′s in heats 6 and 7, results that meant the home side moved 15 ahead. At this point of the meeting five of the seven Witches riders were still unbeaten and their home dominance was there for all to see.

Ricky Wells came out in the black and white helmet colour in heat 8 and duly obliged with a heat win, his new Comets teammate Joe Jacobs could only manage a third place but it was still enough to take a 7-2 from the heat. Again Ipswich responded to Workington’s tactical ride with a 5-1 of their own and they followed that up with another three in the last six heats.

The Comets will be worried about the fitness of Kyle Howarth after he had to be replaced in heat 13 after falling in heat six. The youngster has just returned from a ligament injury and Workington will need him to be on top form as they hit the busiest spell of their season.

Ipswich can afford to reflect on this performance as one of their most dominant of the season so far, perhaps the Witches are hitting form just at the right time with the play-offs just around the corner, a fantastic home win.

Covatti Set For Owlerton Debut

Covatti Set For Owlerton Debut

Italian World Cup hero Nico Covatti is set to make his home debut for Sheffield tonight as they take on the Redcar Bears at Owlerton. The Tigers main aim will be to secure a victory that would take them above Rye House and off the bottom of the table but they will have to do it without three of their regular line-up.

Andre Compton, Leigh Lanham and Josh Bates are all still missing through injury. The Tigers will use Rider Replacement for Compton while Glasgow’s Kevin Wolbert guests for Lanham, Buxton’s Liam Carr takes Bates’ place at reserve. Lanham could return for Friday’s meeting at Redcar depending on how a practice session goes after tonight’s meeting.

The Bears are currently in a battle for a play-off spot and are well in the mix to finish in the top six. They sit seventh in the Premier League as they travel to Owlerton, five points behind sixth place Newcastle with two meetings in hand – tonight and tomorrow nights meetings against Sheffield.

Redcar will be at full strength for tonights match at Sheffield but will be missing number one Richard Lawson for Friday’s match at the South Tees Motorsport Park. Lawson will be on Elite League duty with Lakeside, Newcastle’s Stuart Robson will guest in his place.

Down in Suffolk Ipswich take on Workington in the nights other Premier League clash.

Stars Out To Settle Top Spot

Stars Out To Settle Top Spot

Although Kings Lynn are well within the playoff thresh-hold, Rob Lyon’s men still face a tough task as they aim to stamp their authority on the Elite League table by winning the league outright – thus giving them choice of opposition in the playoffs themselves.

Kings Lynn face Swindon at the Abbey stadium tonight, a meeting that could define the remainder of Swindon’s season, before hosting Eastbourne at the Norfolk Arena on Friday night. Both Swindon and Eastbourne are still involved in a season long scrap with eachother to secure the final playoff spot.

In the build up to the upcoming meetings, Kings Lynn boss Rob Lyon said “We are aiming for more points from both matches to keep ourselves top of the league as despite the loss last week, we have been the best team by far all season long and one match does not alter that fact. It’s all about momentum as we charge towards the playoffs.”

Edinburgh’s Sam Masters steps in to replace the injured Nicklas Porsing in toinght’s meeting at Swindon whilst Michael Palm-Toft will fill in the same position tomorrow night at the Norfolk Arena, otherwise the Stars remain unaltered.

Latest Elite League Results

Latest Premier League Results

GRAND PRIX, WORLD CUP & EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Pos
Rider
Pts
1Tai Woffinden90
2Greg Hancock87
3Darcy Ward75
4Niels-Kristian Iversen74
5Nicki Pedersen68
6Matej Zagar66
7Jaroslaw Hampel59
8Krzysztof Kasprzak59
9Freddie Lindgren57
10Chris Holder55
11Martin Smolinski53
12Troy Batchelor49
13Andreas Jonsson49
14Kenneth Bjerre39
15Chris Harris26
KK Wins Latvian GP

KK Wins Latvian GP

Ward Misses Latvian GP

Ward Misses Latvian GP

Riga Grand Prix Cancelled

Riga Grand Prix Cancelled

Zmarzlik Selected For Gorzow

Zmarzlik Selected For Gorzow

This Week's Fixtures

AUGUST 22, 2014

Coventry vs Lakeside – EL

Kings Lynn vs Eastbourne – EL

Edinburgh vs Berwick – PL

Plymouth vs Peterborough – PL

Redcar vs Sheffield – PL

Somerset vs Ipswich – PL

Workington vs Glasgow -PL

AUGUST 23, 2014

Eastbourne vs Wolverhampton – EL

Lakeside vs Coventry – EL

Leicester vs Poole – EL

Berwick vs Rye House – PL

Followed by Berwick vs Newcastle – PL

Stoke vs Kent -NL

AUGUST 24, 2014

Glasgow vs Newcastle – PL

Peterborough vs Somerset -PL

Rye House vs Berwick – PL

Buxton vs Kent – NL

Mildenhall vs Stoke – NL

 

August 25, 2014

Coventry vs Leicester – EL

Leicester vs Coventry – EL

Swindon vs Lakeside – EL

Wolverhampton vs Eastbourne – EL

Newcastle vs Glasgow – PL

Scunthorpe vs Redcar – PL

Scunthorpe vs Buxton – NL

Kent vs Arena-Essex – NL Challenge

 

August 26, 2014

Peterborough vs Berwick – PL

Followed by Peterborough vs Plymouth – PL

Cradley vs Kings Lynn – NL

Followed by Cradley vs Mildenhall – NL

 

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