South East Division One .
Ipswich 103 : Jamie Chittock 18+1,Josh Brooke 17+2,Ashley Hill 17+2, Lewis Roberts 16, Matthew Hill 14+1, Leon Mower 9+1, Jordan Stant 8+1, Marcus Szyszlyk 4+1 .
East London 75 : Lee Galley 14, Toby Millen 13, Denis Hubble 12+1, Nicky Gunkel 12, Neil Lester 8+1, Les Stevens 7, Steve Woodruff 6+1, Dave Hughes 3+1 .
Referee : Bill Brooke ( Suffolk ).
Ipswich consolidated their position at the top of division one with a comprehensive win over a plucky East London side ,who to be fair had already ridden in the morning over at Kesgrave so the the last thing they really needed was a trip to the league leaders. Injuries to seniors riders and a call off in the morning meant a change to the squad to face their London rivals ,young Matthew Hill coming in and Marcus Szyszlyk back from injury himself also asked to fill the vacant places in the team .
Ipswich were in no mood to hand out any sympathy to their opponents and when for the jugular straight from the first heat with Chittock/Mower securing a 6-4. This was followed by a 7-2 in heat two from Ipswich’s Brooke and Ash Hill after a tape exclusion to Dave Hughes .
Heat three saw a fine ride by London’s Gunkel/Lester pairing to draw the heat and this was immediately followed by a 6-4 with Millen and Woodruff seeing off Stant/Mower after Mower took a tumble on the second bend. Heat five saw the second exclusion of the afternoon ,this time Denis Hubble moving while under orders ,Chittock and M.Hill were able to se home a comfortable 7-2 to open up a ten point lead with Matt Hill collecting the first of his three heats wins to round an impressive display from the youngster, he was to go on and score a notable 14+1 from four rides .
Ipswich continued to dominate the first half and lead at the break by fourteen points 51 – 37 , the second half much follow what went on before with the home team in complete control racking up other five heat advantages in the final nine heats to record a final score of 103 – 75 .
The home team needed this win to boost their confidence again after a few set backs of late and just lift morale again that seemed to have been missing over the last few matches ,with an all round team performance shown in the bonus column , London’s Lee Galley and Toby Millen looked to carry the fight to Ipswich and was well supported by Denis Hubble and Nicky Gunkel both scoring twelve points .