Sunday June 30, 2019
SHEFFIELD maintained their 100 per cent home league record with a 52-38 victory over Somerset in an eventful clash at Owlerton.

Despite being reduced to four of their regular line-up, with Broc Nicol and Zaine Kennedy injured and captain Kyle Howarth temporarily suspended, Tigers were still able to convincingly see off a strong Somerset side.
Stand-in skipper Danny King dropped just two points on another fine night for the home No.1 while Ty Proctor again looked impressive on his way to double figures.
Simon Lambert produced an outstanding performance stepping in at reserve, winning three of his six rides, while fellow guest Jake Allen added some key support.
Teenager Drew Kemp can take positives from his contribution too while Josh MacDonald was in the thick of the action once again.
Team boss Simon Stead was most proud of his side’s composure and determination though after a controversial start to the meeting saw Somerset refuse to go to the tapes on two occasions before heats three and five.
“At the end of the day, a home track gets prepared to suit the home riders and to give the home side their home track advantage,” Stead said.
“In years gone by, Sheffield has notoriously been a big, fast, grippy racetrack and that’s all it was today.
“It suited our boys, it didn’t suit theirs. Our boys enjoyed it, their boys didn’t. Our boys knuckled down and got on with it, their boys didn’t.
“I can only apologise to the supporters for having to hang around when they should’ve been watching Speedway racing and we thank them for their patience - but it was nothing to do with us.
“I’m proud of the way our boys didn’t let it get to them though and it was a great performance from them all.
“We have to thank Simon and Jake for stepping in and doing such a great job and full credit to the regular Sheffield boys as well because they stepped up and covered for Broc well which I was really pleased with.
“All in all it’s a great result against a strong Somerset team who I’d expect a lot more from.”
Tigers are back at Owlerton next Sunday with Redcar the visitors (5.30).
SHEFFIELD 52: Danny King 13, Simon Lambert 12+2, Ty Proctor 10, Jake Allen 7+2, Drew Kemp 5+1, Josh MacDonald 5+1, Broc Nicol R/R.
SOMERSET 38: Chris Harris 12, Todd Kurtz 10, Rory Schlein 4+1, Valentin Grobauer 4+1, Stefan Nielsen 4, Anders Rowe 2, Henry Atkins 2.

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