British Knockout Cup Quarter Final - Ipswich v Stockport

Cycle Speedway , IPSWICH – Sunday, 10 Aug 2014

Event Details

Event URN:

347328

Start Date:

Sun, 10th Aug 2014

Event Type:

Cycle Speedway (Competitive)

Venue:

Ipswich Cycle Speedway, Whitton Sports & Community Centre, Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP
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Series:

Knockout Cup British Team Championship

Event promoted by:

Ipswich CSC (website)

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Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
10/08/14 14:00 British Knockout Cup Quarter Final National --- N/A ---

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Report & Result

Posted 11/08/2014 - David Hill

Unfortunately i have to start this match report with the shocking and very sad news of the death
of Mr. Jim Peck who passed away suddenly on Saturday which has left the entire Ipswich club numb
 with a feeling of disbelief and our thoughts at this time go out to all the Peck family.
This was made all the remarkable as Adam Peck still decided to ride today and lead his team in today clash
with Stockport in which alone showed bravery and much courage giving the circumstances .
The match started very much as you would have expected with the home team leading by eight points after
the first three heats and this without this season top scorer Josh Brooke who was side lined through
injury ,but Stockport are not top of their league for no reason and secured a vital 7-3 in heat five to halved
the different , Ipswich response was to opened up a six point cushion in the next heat 6-4 to the home team
and with even suffering  two exclusions in heats seven and nine went into the break four points to the good .
The first half had been a tough and bruising contest in difficult conditions on a rain soaked heavy track which
made it a great leveller but this had nothing on what was to happen after the break as riders frustrations started to come to the surface and this was evidence in the next heat with Eaton and Mower with the Stockport rider appearing to not give any room to Mower as they crossed the line with the Ipswich rider coming off his bike and clearly upset by this let referee Mike Legge know which resulted in a red card for the Ipswich rider and handing Stockport an advantage with the Ipswich rider now having to sit out the rest of the match and with the visitors only three points behind they sensed they had a chance of pulling off a shock result , Ipswich did all they could to limit the damaged but as the match continued , the more and more the home felt that they weren't getting any decision going their way and the match was now at boiling point ,by this point at heat sixteen with the score sheet showing Ipswich with a slender lead of four points and with four penalty points against them we were level , heat seventeen Ipswich could only field one rider and thou Adam Peck won the heat it was Stockport who were to go into the last heat knowing that a shared heat in eighteen would be enough to secure their place in the semi-final ,

and even this heat there was a sense of hardship when one of  the Stockport rider took his opponent to the extreme of the track forcing the Ipswich rider to come down with no room to ride ,much to the disbelief of the home team it was allowed to continue sparking outrage from the home side ,allowing Stockport to cement their path into the next round  ,this in turn caused some ugly scenes at the end on which had been a fantastic efforts by both sets of riders under difficult racing conditions and difficult circumstances given the events in the past 24 hours .In the aftermath its understood that Adam Peck also receive a red card , it not my place to make comments or to judge  the referee on his performance because they have a difficult enough job so i will leave it to those who were there to make their own judgements .

But may i be the first to congratulate Stockport on their gutsy performance and wish them all the very best in the

semi finals .

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