Saturday April 08, 2017
SHEFFIELD slipped to a 54-37 defeat in their SGB Championship encounter at Workington on Saturday night.

The Window Centre Tigers were unable to claim any points for the second straight away meeting on a tough evening at Derwent Park.

The powerful Comets put in an impressive display, and Simon Stead’s side did not quite have enough firepower to respond.

Team boss Stead admitted it was a frustrating night for his side – but he is keen to bounce back when they host Ipswich at Owlerton on Thursday (7.30).

Said Stead: “I’m more than a bit disappointed because I really thought we’d be good enough to get a result from that meeting.

“To not only come away with nothing but to come away with a disappointing result like that is really frustrating.

“Things just didn’t click for us tonight. We had lots of mechanical trouble and a few refereeing decisions which didn’t go our way, but ultimately we didn’t perform well enough and that’s what will happen.

“We’ll just have to regroup and start fresh on Thursday to try to get back on track against a strong Ipswich side.”

Skipper Kyle Howarth and No.1 Josh Grajczonek offered the bulk of the Tigers’ resistance, combining for 21 points and three of their four race wins.

Aussie ace Todd Kurtz also put in a solid showing, taking the chequered flag in heat 12 on his way to a nine-point haul.

Reserve Robert Branford notched paid seven, but Josh Bates and Jack Parkinson-Blackburn struggled to make an impact whilst rider replacement scored just 4+1 points in place of the injured Lasse Bjerre.

WORKINGTON 54: Craig Cook 14+1, Thomas Jorgensen 10, Ty Proctor 9+1, Adam Roynon 8+1, Matt Williamson 7, Mason Campton 4+2, Rob Shuttleworth 2+1.
SHEFFIELD 37: Josh Grajczonek 11, Kyle Howarth 10+1, Todd Kurtz 9, Robert Branford 5+2, Josh Bates 2+1, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 0, Lasse Bjerre r/r.


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