Sunday May 12, 2019
BOSS Simon Stead was left “gutted” after he believes referee decisions cost Tigers dearly in the KO Cup.

Sheffield drew 45-45 in a cracking first leg draw at Owlerton that saw a couple of controversial moments go against the home side.
Stead said: He said: “It’s a tough one to take. We felt that Ty Proctor should not have been excluded after getting a knock on the first turn in Heat 9.
“Then there was a similar incident in the last heat with Glasgow’s Claus Vissing coming down, but the referee didn’t excluded him.
“At this level you just need consistency and we don’t feel we got the rub of the green today. It’s extremely disappointing.
“But we can’t let it affect us. This is only the end of the first half. We start equal at Glasgow and we are perfectly capable of winning at Ashfield.
“We have guys who ride Ashfield just as good as anyone and I believe with a bit of luck on our side, we can get the result we need to go through.”

Tigers were rocked by a 5-1 from the visitors in Heat 4 from Claus Vissing and Kyle Bickley and then struggled to get any sort of grip on the tie.
Proctor’s exclusion in Heat 9 was a huge blow after it looked like a stick on all four back re-run. Kemp came to life to win the re-start but Glasgow stayed in front.

The excellent Craig Cook beat Danny King from the back in Heat 13 but Sheffield finally got a lead with a 4-2 in the following race.

But Cook secured his maximum in the last heat and when Rasmus Jensen passed Kyle Howarth, it meant a share of the spoils.

Sheffield 45: Danny King 11, Zaine Kennedy 8+1, Kyle Howarth 7+1, Ty Proctor 7, Drew Kemp 6, Kasper Andersen 3+2, Broc Nicol 3.
Glasgow 45: Craig Cook 15, Claus Vissing 8, Rasmus Jensen 8, Kyle Bickley 6+1, Paul Starke 4+1, Nathan Stoneman 2+1, James Sarjeant 2.

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