Sunday July 07, 2019
SHEFFIELD’S unbeaten home league record was ended by Redcar who secured a 48-42 win at Owlerton.

Tigers were able to register just four race wins compared to Redcar’s 11 on a frustrating evening for the Steel City outfit.

The visitors were inspired by their skipper Charles Wright, who was voted Sheffield’s Rider of the Season last year, as he came back to haunt his former club with a stunning 15-point max.

From a Sheffield point-of-view, Danny King top scored with 11 - but he’ll be disappointed to win just one of his six outings on home shale.

Captain Kyle Howarth returned to action with a nine-point score while there were plusses from reserve pairing Josh MacDonald and Zaine Kennedy who was making his first appearance in just over a fortnight after being sidelined through injury.

Ty Proctor had a steady night at the office but was unable to get amongst the heat wins while youngster Drew Kemp endured another torrid meeting plagued by mechanical gremlins.

The rider replacement facility managed just two points for broken collarbone victim Broc Nicol and boss Simon Stead admits that’s something they need to look at.
“We will know more about the extent of his injuries later this week but we are struggling to cover for him,” Stead said.
“We know where the problems are and they were exploited today.
“Take nothing away from Redcar though; they are clearly now a top side since they made their changes and good luck to them.
“Right now it’s hard to take but we have to bounce back and I know the boys can do that.”

Sheffield host Eastbourne at Owlerton next Sunday (July 14, 5.30).

SHEFFIELD 42: Danny King 11+1, Kyle Howarth 9, Zaine Kennedy 8+3, Ty Proctor 7+1, Josh MacDonald 7+1, Drew Kemp 0, Broc Nicol R/R.
REDCAR 48: Charles Wright 15, Erik Riss 9, Michael Palm Toft 7+1, Kasper Andersen 6+1, Jordan Stewart 6, Nathan Greaves 4, Tom Woolley 1.

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