Thursday June 26, 2014
TIGERS ended their losing streak in a highly entertaining meeting but were unable to snatch the win and consequently went out of the KO Cup.

Berwick now have the challenge of taking on Edinburgh in the next round

Tigers bosses were unhappy at the circumstances leading to a facility being granted for Matej Kus who had been signed off after being taken ill last Saturday. He had been allowed to ride in the Czech Republic on Wednesday where he scored 11 before saying he felt unwell again. As a consequence Scunthorpe's Thomas Jorgensen replaced him and once again demonstrated his liking for Owlerton scoring 13 from his 7 rides

Berwick took the lead with a 5-1 in heat 1 when David Bellego and Claus Vissing Outpaced Simon Stead and Taylor Poole.

Two shared heats followed before Jørgensen and Doolan combined for a 4-2 to put the Bandits 6 points up. Jorgensen repeated the score in the next race this time combining with Vissing.

8 points down after 5 heats, the Tigers seemed to be struggling to adapt to the track which appeared more slick than usual.. Simon Stead and Poole carded a 4-2 in heat 6 and a hugely entertaining heat 7 followed with David Bellego passing Proctor and Simon Nielsen battling past Jensen

Heat 9 saw the Tigers claw back 4 points through an Andre Compton and Leigh Lanham 5-1 and when Lanham and Josh Bates scored a 4-2 in heat 12 the scores were tied as the rain came down

The rain made conditions very difficult and in heat 13 Ty Proctor was a victim when after doing all the hard work to pass the Bandits pair right around the fence, he ran out of Tear offs and had to retire from the race

A 4-2 to the Bandits in heat 14 meant Tigers needed a heat advantage from heat 15 to salvage something. Simon Stead did his job, winning the race and yet again Proctor did things the hard way coming from behind to finish third

So a draw was the final result. Tigers co promoter Peter Mole said "Obviously I'm disappointed we didn't win, but it was a great meeting tonight. The racing was superb and Ty Proctor showed why we signed him. It was exciting every time he was on the track"

Sheffield 45: Simon Stead 11, Leigh Lanham 9+1, Ty Proctor 8, Simon Nielsen 5+1, Taylor Poole 4+2, Josh Bates 4+1, Andre Compton 4+1

Berwick 45: David Bellego 17, Thomas Jorgensen 13, Claus Vissing 8+2, Kevin Doolan 5+1, Steen Jensen 2, Liam Carr 0, Matthew Wethers r/r
Berwick win 99-81 on aggregate

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