Friday June 02, 2017
PATCHED-up Sheffield claimed a hard-fought consolation point as they went down 49-44 at Edinburgh.

The Window Centre Tigers overcame the absences of Josh Grajczonek, Josh Bates and Jack Parkinson-Blackburn to ensure they did not leave Armadale empty handed.

It was a battling performance from Simon Stead’s side, with skipper Kyle Howarth providing their late heroics with wins in heats 13 and 15.

And team boss Stead was full of praise for his side after they continued their momentum with another good performance.

Said Stead: “We’re pleased to come away with a point, especially considering the circumstances.

“We started a bit slow but we got to grips with the setup and grew into it to make sure we didn’t leave empty handed.

“We’re going well at the moment, and it says a lot that we’re coming away from somewhere as difficult as Edinburgh thinking we could have possibly got even more than a point in normal circumstances.”

Howarth and guesting No.1 Aaron Summers both bagged double figures, whilst Lasse Bjerre improved as the meeting progressed to notch a solid eight-point return.

Reserve Robert Branford also put in a vital showing, plus Todd Kurtz, James Sarjeant and Ryan MacDonald provided a handful of points, which were ultimately crucial in a tight clash.

The Tigers will be back in action at Newcastle on Sunday (6.30) as they search for another strong showing to maintain their encouraging form.

EDINBURGH 49: Max Clegg 11+4, Ricky Wells 11+1, Sam Masters 10, Erik Riss 8, Mark Riss 7+1, Mitchell Davey 2, Josh Pickering R/R.
SHEFFIELD 44: Kyle Howarth 13, Aaron Summers 12, Lasse Bjerre 8, Rob Branford 5+1, Todd Kurtz 3, James Sarjeant 2+1, Ryan MacDonald 1+1.


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