South East Youth
Ipswich 88 : Richard Fellgett 18+1 , Daniel Knights 16+3 , Matthew Hill 14+1,
Alex Harvey 11, Lisa Brown 9+1, Fraser Harris 7+1, George Webber 7, Ben Harvey 6+1 .
North Park 65 : Isaac Bocz 19 , Danny Margitson 18 , Rowan Ewbank 10+4, Kieran Money 9, Aaron Mills 9 .
Referee : Dave Hill (Suffolk).
Ipswich welcomed North Park to Whitton raceway for the first time in a South East fixture with the visitors hoping to do what no other side as done since April 2009 and that was lower the colours of the Ipswich Youth team. You would have to go back to May 2008 since they lose a home match; in fact Ipswich were looking to extend their unbeaten run to nineteen straight victories .
North Park didn’t read the script and after the first two heats the home side found themselves in an unfamiliar position after firstly Margitson and Ewbank then Bocz and Money had secured two brilliant 6-4’s to take them into a 12 -8 lead. Ipswich did respond with a 7-2 in heat three over Aaron Mills , but spare a thought for this young lad who had to ride on his own in four of his five heats a task which was going to be hard enough even if he had a team mate ,but never dropped his head once and gave his all for the team .
Ipswich themselves had a reshuffle of the team giving debut to Lisa Brown and George Webber as well as including Ben and Alex Harvey as they continue their learning curve in the sport. For Lisa and George this was their first ever team match having only started racing this season and only having competed in individuals so far – so a really good experience for them both and they both secured a race win each .
The Ipswich was lead by captain and new England International Richard Fellgett who himself as capped off a great week having captured the Suffolk U16s title earlier in the week ,he was well supported by Daniel Knights with another faultless display and Matt Hill who repeated his score from the senior match before.
Stand out rider for North Park goes to Isaac Bocz who was impressive from the gates and returned a fine nineteen points along with captain Danny Margitson eighteen points kept the Suffolk team on their toes. It was always going to be an uphill task for the Norfolk outfit but to their credit they never gave up the fight . With strength in depth for the Suffolk team the league title looks destined to come back for a third year running.