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Ipswich 69 Comets 23
Photo by Dave Payne
Fri 19 Aug 2016 by Comets Press Office
The Comets disappointing away form continued at Ipswich last night when they were soundly beaten 69-23 by a slick-starting Witches side at Foxhall Heath.
The 69-23 defeat was the club's heaviest defeat on the road since the sport returned to Derwent Park in 1999; just eclipsing their previous worst performance - a 67-24 defeat at Exeter back in 2001.

The Witches started the evening with three 5-1's in the opening three heats to move into a 15-3 lead before Claus ended the run by taking second place in heat 4.

Team manager for the night, John Sampford, gave Ricky a Tactical Ride in heat 5, where he finished second behind Nico Covatti to make the score 23-9, after which it became purely a damage limitation exercise!

With the Comets being consistently out-gated and struggling with a heavy circuit the Witches made full use of their home advantage and the Comets had to wait until heat 14 to record their only race win of the night; when Rasmus raced through from third to first in order to take the chequered flag.

However, another Witches 5-1 in heat 15, with the Witches skipper Danny King recording his 27th successive race win around Foxhall Heath, brought the curtain down on what was definitely a night to forget for the Comets!
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Last Updated :  Fri 19 Aug 2016, 07:06 UK
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