Sunday July 07, 2013
THE SHEFFIELD WINDOW CENTRE TIGERS are out of the Premier League Cup after being outclassed by Newcastle at Brough Park on Sunday.

Carrying a four-point lead into the second leg of the semi-final Sheffield needed the performance of the season to qualify, but it wasn't to be as the home side ran riot to seal their own place in the final.

Already missing skipper Simon Stead, the Tigers' task was made even tougher when Richard Hall withdrew with injury after just one ride. Hall fell in heat three and deemed his shoulder too painful to carry on in what was a hammer blow for the visitors.

Newcastle started brilliantly and had wiped out the deficit after just one race and they went about amassing an unassailable lead. Richard Lawson and Ricky Wells both won tactical rides early on to keep the score respectable but they were the only two riders in Tigers colours to beat a home rider.

Wells was marvellous for the Owlerton side and notched 15, with three race wins amongst them, while Lawson took his tally over the tie to paid 23 with a 13+1 score. Behind those two though there was no support whatsoever, with the rest of the side scoring just six between them.

Newcastle; Worrall 12+1, Henry 11+1, Lindgren 9+1, Kerr 8+3, Robson 8+2, Schramm 7+3, Tully 7+2.

Sheffield; Wells 15, Lawson 13+1, Roynon 2, Koppe 2, Albin 2, Hall 0, Haines 0.

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