Thursday August 01, 2013
SHEFFIELD were forced to dig deep before eventually taking a 49-41 victory over Newcastle at Owlerton.

A magnificent paid maximum from guest Richard Lawson coupled with a superb display from Adam Roynon at No.5 led the Tigers to all three Premier League points.

The duo combined for match-winning 5-1s in Heats 13 and 15 to ensure the hosts edged a nervy encounter - and co-boss David Hoggart was delighted with the display.

Said Hoggart: "We were delighted with the result - it was a great meeting which was always touch and go with both sides in contention, but we're thrilled to have ended up taking all three points.

"Once we drew level I knew we were capable of finishing the job, and Richard Lawson and Adam Roynon did a great job for us in Heats 13 and 15 to make sure we got the win."

Whilst the heat-leader duo racked up the points, reserves Damien Koppe and Facundo Albin plus Joe Haines put in promising displays to add vital points.

Fans favourite Andre Compton also enjoyed a solid return - whilst Ricky Wells completed a strong all-around team performance despite not enjoying his finest evening.

Sheffield 49: Adam Roynon 13, Richard Lawson 12+3, Andre Compton 5+1, Ricky Wells 5+1, Damien Koppe 5, Joe Haines 5, Facundo Albin 4+1

Newcastle 41: Andrew Tully 11+1, Stuart Robson 11, Lewis Kerr 8+1, Richie Worrall 8, Chris Schramm 2+1, James Sarjeant 1, Christian Henry R/R

Premier League points: Sheffield 3 Newcastle 0

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