Monday May 16, 2022
SHEFFIELD produced a fine comeback at Ipswich to maintain their magnificent start to the season.

The Tru Plant Tigers ran out 47-43 winners at Foxhall on Monday - despite being eight points down with just two races gone.

They almost found themselves on the receiving end of a third straight 5-1 in Heat Three before captain Kyle Howarth and Tobiasz Musielak benefitted from a mistake from Witches’ skipper Danny King in a key early moment.

From then on in, the Tigers found their feet with seven race winners and six heat advantages as they added another three league points to their Premiership tally.

Captain Howarth top scored for the Owlerton outfit with ten points while Adam Ellis and guest Chris Harris, in for the injured Jack Holder, both reached paid double figures.

Craig Cook enjoyed a solid night against his old side while Musielak rounded his evening off with a win after a tricky start.

There were further positive outings from reserve pairing Stefan Nielsen and Connor Mountain who contributed seven points in total between them.

And after extending their unbeaten start to five wins in all completions, Tru Plant Tigers’ team boss Simon Stead was again proud of his side.

“We got caught napping early on but we chased the set-up and eventually got our noses in front,” he said.

“Even after the first couple, I always felt confident that if we kept working hard we could get through to Heat 15 and get the job done.

“I’m really pleased with the boys tonight - it was genuine, hard work from them, pulling together, helping one another with set-ups and that and they came back strong and did really well.”

Sheffield now prepare for another big night at Owlerton this Thursday (May 19, 7.30).

They take on Wolverhampton in a Premiership League Cup Northern Group decider knowing another victory would book their place in the Final against King’s Lynn.

IPSWICH 43: Jason Doyle 14+1, Danyon Hume 9, Danny King 5, Erik Riss 5, Troy Batchelor 4+1, Broc Nicol 3+1, Ben Barker 3.

SHEFFIELD 47: Kyle Howarth 10, Chris Harris 9+1, Adam Ellis 9+1, Craig Cook 7+2, Tobiasz Musielak 5+1, Stefan Nielsen 4+1, Connor Mountain 3.


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