Wednesday October 17, 2007
SHEFFIELD are looking for a big lead from the home leg of their Premier League Grand Final with Rye House on Thursday (7.45).

The Sheffield Window Centre-backed Tigers are the only team to beat the Rockets on aggregate this season. The second leg is at Hoddesdon on Saturday.

Jordan Frampton continues to deputise for James Birkinshaw at reserve

Sheffield co-promoter Neil Machin said: "We will look to take a big lead to their place on Saturday - and the bigger the lead the more pressure will be heaped on them."

Sheffield last won the league title in 2002 when they swept the board but were runners-up to King's Lynn last year.

Rye House were winners in 2005 and will probably start the final as slight favourites - the signing of Stefan Ekberg as a replacement for the injured Robbie Kessler proved to be a masterstroke.

Meanwhile plans are in place for coach travel to the second leg, subject to sufficient interest, bookings can be made at Owlerton on Thursday.

TIGERS: Ricky Ashworth, Ben Wilson, Andre Compton, Paul Cooper, Joel Parsons, Jordan Frampton, James Cockle.

RYE HOUSE: Stefan Ekberg, Chris Neath, Tai Woffinden, Tommy Allen, Steve Boxall, Luke Bowen, Adam Roynon.

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