Sunday August 11, 2019
SHEFFIELD boss Simon Stead was pleased with his side as they saw off Edinburgh 49-41 at Owlerton.

Visiting No.1 Sam Masters was untouchable as he struck a stunning 18-point maximum, but the Tigers dug deep to earn three more important league points.

Not even Danny King could keep up with Masters despite his impressive Owlerton form, but he still top scored for the Sheffield Window Centre backed side with 11-points.

There were solid home debuts for recent signings Justin Sedgmen and Todd Kurtz while Zaine Kennedy was in the thick of the action and produced one of the rides of the season to go from third to first as the lone Tiger in Heat Seven.

Captain Kyle Howarth started off with a win before enduring a frustrating evening thereafter while Josh MacDonald contributed four third place points and played his part in sending the Monarchs back to Scotland empty handed.

Boss Stead said: “That was a job well done I thought.

“It couldn’t have been a better scenario to end up with with us getting maximum points out of it and Edinburgh getting none.

“We covered for Drew (Kemp - who scored eight-points in the Euro Under-19 Final in Slovakia) well I thought and to do that and do enough on a night where Kyle has had a tough one is testament to the boys.

“It was important to get the win and it was a good way to start another really big week for us.”

Tigers now prepare for a trip to direct play-off rivals Redcar on Tuesday (7.30) before away and home meetings against title contenders Glasgow on Friday and Sunday (5.30 at Owlerton) respectively.

SHEFFIELD 49: Danny King 11, Zaine Kennedy 10+1, Justin Sedgmen 10, Todd Kurtz 9+3, Kyle Howarth 5, Josh MacDonald 4+3, Drew Kemp R/R.
EDINBURGH 41: Sam Masters 18, Josh Pickering 8, Ben Barker 6, William Lawson 4+1, James Sarjeant 3, Ricky Wells 2+1, Connor Coles 0.

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