5 things we learned about table-topping Ipswich Witches’ win over Wolves at Foxhall
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
MIKE BACON takes a look at how Ipswich Witches beat Wolves and what’s going so right at Foxhall.
To take a look at the Premiership table and see Ipswich Witches top of the pile is a wonderful sight for fans of the club.
New into the sport's top league this season and not many people's favourites pre-season to upset the 'big guns' of Wolves, Belle Vue, Poole and Swindon, the Witches are turning a few heads right now.
No-one of course is getting carried away at Foxhall, but the Witches have now ridden every team in the league and beaten them all! FACT!
Who knows where this season will end up?
But one thing is for sure, Witches fans are already enjoying the ride.
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It's been a very long time since Ipswich Witches graced our TV sets.
But against Wolves the famous 'Witch' was back on national viewing on BT Sport and the team didn't let the club down.
Being on television doesn't happen to many sports clubs, no matter what the sport.
The Witches showed they are a proud club, the stadium looked fantastic.
Many of us would say the Witches are back on their proper stage after years in the Championship.
He's had a mention or two already this season but the young Perth flyer deserves it... And more.
Ipswich would have lost against the Wolves without Heeps' continued good form.
He is a brave rider but is starting to cut out the silly mistakes that cost him points over the years. He's more reliable, more mature.
If he does move up into the main body of the team from his current reserve position, he has little to fear. He has beaten the best already from the reserve position.
BOMBER COMES GOOD
It's been a tough start to the season for Chris Harris.
A nasty scaphoid injury collected at Eastbourne a month ago by the Ipswich No.1 hasn't helped. His points scoring hasn't been how he would have wanted. But cometh the hour, cometh the man.
Heat 13 was massive against Wolves with the Witches just two ahead and Harris and the excellent Krystian Pieszczek up against Sam Masters and Rory Schlein.
Harris had only scored one point from his first three rides... But he rose to the occasion, alongside Pieszczek.
And while many around the stadium may have thought team boss Ritchie Hawkins should have taken Harris out of heat 13, you don't do that to your No.1 unless something is very wrong.
Hawkins and Harris were proved correct.
The Witches have a couple off weeks off now and can watch others try and catch them up at the top of the table.
Incredibly, having not been on TV for seven years, their next fixture is again on BT Sport, as they travel to Belle Vue in a Premiership clash on Monday, June 3
Then three nights later it's Peterborough at Foxhall on Thursday, June 6.
For now, the Witches can re-group, look at the table and enjoy.