Ipswich Witches
Nico Covatti 17+1 (7)
Edinburgh Monarchs
Mason Campton 13 (5)
SGB Championship
53
37
Thursday 21st June 2018 - Foxhall Stadium
Ipswich Witches
Team Manager: Ritchie Hawkins
53
1. Rory Schlein 3 2 3 2* 2* 12 2
2. Michael Haertel R/R 0 0
3. Cameron Heeps 3 2* 2 0 3 10 1
4. Nico Covatti 2* 3 3 XD 3 3 3 17 1
5. Danny King 2 2 4 0
6. Connor Mountain 0 1 0 1 2* 4 1
7. Danyon Hume 0 1* 0 2* 1 2 6 2
Edinburgh Monarchs
Team Manager: John Campbell
37
1. Ricky Wells 1* F 2 0 3 1
2. Joel Andersson 2 1 F 0 3 0
3. Josh Pickering R 1 2 1 1 5 0
4. Mark Riss 1 3 R 0 4 0
5. Mason Campton 3 3 3 3 1 13 0
6. Coty Garcia 3 1 1 1 0 6 0
7. Max Ruml 2* 0 1 3 1
Heat 01
 
1. Rory Schlein
3
2. Michael Haertel R/R
ARR
6. Connor Mountain
0
1. Ricky Wells
1
2. Joel Andersson
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
3
Away
3
3
Heat 02
 
6. Connor Mountain
1
7. Danyon Hume
0
6. Coty Garcia
3
7. Max Ruml
2
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
1
4
Away
5
8
Heat 03
 
3. Cameron Heeps
3
4. Nico Covatti
2
3. Josh Pickering
R
4. Mark Riss
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
9
Away
1
9
Heat 04
 
5. Danny King
2
7. Danyon Hume
1
5. Mason Campton
3
7. Max Ruml
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
3
12
Away
3
12
Heat 05
 
3. Cameron Heeps
2
4. Nico Covatti
3
1. Ricky Wells
F
2. Joel Andersson
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
17
Away
1
13
Heat 06
 
1. Rory Schlein
2
2. Michael Haertel R/R
ARR
7. Danyon Hume
0
5. Mason Campton
3
6. Coty Garcia
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
2
19
Away
4
17
Heat 07
 
5. Danny King
2
6. Connor Mountain
0
3. Josh Pickering
1
4. Mark Riss
3
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
2
21
Away
4
21
Heat 08
 
2. Michael Haertel R/R
ARR
4. Nico Covatti
3
7. Danyon Hume
2
2. Joel Andersson
FD
F
7. Max Ruml
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
26
Away
1
22
Heat 09
 
3. Cameron Heeps
2
4. Nico Covatti
FD
XD
5. Mason Campton
3
6. Coty Garcia
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
2
28
Away
4
26
Heat 10
 
1. Rory Schlein
3
2. Michael Haertel R/R
ARR
7. Danyon Hume
1
3. Josh Pickering
2
4. Mark Riss
R
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
32
Away
2
28
Heat 11
 
5. Danny King
IRR
4. Nico Covatti
3
6. Connor Mountain
1
1. Ricky Wells
2
2. Joel Andersson
0
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
4
36
Away
2
30
Heat 12
 
3. Cameron Heeps
0
7. Danyon Hume
2
3. Josh Pickering
1
6. Coty Garcia
TAC
5. Mason Campton
3
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
2
38
Away
4
34
Heat 13
 
1. Rory Schlein
2
5. Danny King
ARR
3. Cameron Heeps
3
1. Ricky Wells
0
5. Mason Campton
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
43
Away
1
35
Heat 14
 
4. Nico Covatti
3
6. Connor Mountain
2
4. Mark Riss
0
7. Max Ruml
RS
6. Coty Garcia
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
48
Away
1
36
Heat 15
 
1. Rory Schlein
2
4. Nico Covatti
3
6. Coty Garcia
0
3. Josh Pickering
1
 
Heat
Score
Match
Score
Home
5
53
Away
1
37

The Staggs Bar Monarchs made a promising start before running out of steam going down 53-37 at Ipswich.

The Monarchs had travelled south with few giving us any hope but a spirited start saw both teams taking the lead firstly the Monarchs with a heat 2 5-1 from Coty Garcia and Max Ruml then the Witches hitting back taking a lead they would never relinquish after heat 8 before the Monarchs late collapse.

Monarchs team manager John Campbell saying 'A disappointing end and the score doesn't reflect the effort put in and the individual scores don't reflect the effort put in. It was one of those nights where everything that could go against us did go against us and Ipswich were helped with Danny King saying he had injured his arm on the night when it was clear he was struggling with his arm injury already. Josh blew up an engine and Mark's cut out came loose while he was leading a race but we were still in it then the home men got the big wins at the end and it got away from us.'

King had started with 2 second places and with the injury being classed as new this meant injury rider replacement came in with the replacements duly winning both races.

The Monarchs still we're hopeful of getting something from the match entering heat 13 as they were only 4 down at the time but a resulting hat trick of home maximum heat advantages gave the score an unflattering slant for the visitors.

Credit must go to guest Mason Campton who's early brilliance was one of the main reasons the Monarchs held firm. Guesting for concussed captain Erik Riss Campton rolled off 4 heat wins on his first 4 races before a heat 13 third leaving him as the Monarchs high scorer.

Campbell adding 'our thanks go to Mason for stepping in, he ran out of steam at the end, he told me this was only his 5th meeting back from the broken wrist so by the end he couldn't hang on or do heat 15.'

So a frustrating end to a promising early performance leaves the Monarchs pointless on a night where with a bit more luck something could have been gained.

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