TWO BIG MEETINGS AHEAD

Thursday April 14, 2022
PETERBOROUGH can put themselves in a commanding League Cup position over the next few days.

The Alwalton side head to Ipswich tonight (Thursday) before facing King’s Lynn at home on Bank Holiday Monday (5pm).

And after an opening night 53-37 win over Ipswich at the Showground, two positive results will make them favourites for the final.

Crendon Panthers skipper Scott Nicholls said: “These are big meetings for the boys and we’re all looking forward to it.

“Hopefully we can go to Ipswich and come away with something although I’m sure they’ll be looking for revenge after the job we did on them here.

“Then we have King’s Lynn at home on Monday and that promises to be a good one, hopefully with a big crowd too.

“Two wins and we’ll be in a great position to win the group.”

Monday’s meeting is the first of two in a week against King’s Lynn and as well as the group points the aggregate winners will win the first ever Colin Pratt Memorial trophy.

Pratt was one of the most highly respected individuals in the sport after a long career as a rider, manager and promoter.

He was King’s Lynn manager in 1983 and in his later years joined Peterborough as promoter.

Peterborough owner Keith Chapman said: “It’s only right that Colin is remembered in this way and we hope to see two fantastic meetings in his memory.

“When Colin passed away last October it upset so many people, even though it was expected.

“I was great friends with him and we all miss him. The tributes at the time of his passing told you all you needed to know about how people thought of him.”

Tickets for Monday’s meeting remain available in advance and make it the quickest way to gain entry to the Showground. Full details are available from the club website.

IPSWICH: Jason Doyle, Cameron Heeps, Troy Batchelor, Erik Riss, Danny King, Paul Starke, Anders Rowe.

PETERBOROUGH: Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls, Ulrich Ostergaard, Hans Andersen, Chris Harris, Benjamin Basso, Jordan Palin.

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