Friday August 11, 2017
SHEFFIELD marched to their eighth straight win with a hard-fought 49-41 success at Redcar.

The Window Centre Tigers continued their magnificent form to move eight points clear at the top of the SGB Championship table with a big four point haul in Teesside.

Unbeaten top two Richard Lawson and Kyle Howarth struck decisive 5-1s in heats 13 and 15, whilst Josh Bates claimed crucial wins in heats 12 and 14 to ensure they snatched victory in the closing stages.

It was another superb evening for the high-flying Owlerton outfit – and young gun Bates was delighted to help them over the line in a tense affair.

Said Bates: “It’s great to come away with four points, and it was a really good team effort.

“I’d just like to thank Todd Kurtz for lending me his bike in my last two rides, because I had some clutch problems earlier in the night.

“It was good to help us get the win and keep our run going, and now we’re all just focused on one thing which is bringing some silverware to Sheffield.”

Kurtz chipped in with a useful five points, whilst Jan Graversen won heat two before struggling in the remainder of the meeting.

And although Georgie Wood experienced a tough night at reserve, the Tigers just had enough to extend their fine run of form.

They will be back in action at home to Newcastle on Thursday (7.30).

REDCAR 41: Charles Wright 9, Jason Garrity 8+1, Ben Barker 8, Danny Ayres 6+4, Ellis Perks 6+3, Tobias Busch 4, Jonas B Andersen r/r.
SHEFFIELD 49: Kyle Howarth 15+3, Richard Lawson 15, Josh Bates 11, Todd Kurtz 5, Jan Graversen 3, Georgie Wood 0, Lasse Bjerre r/r.

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