Monday August 22, 2022
SHEFFIELD added another useful point to their Premiership tally despite narrowly losing 46-44 at Wolverhampton on Monday.

The Tru Plant Tigers restored the 13 point gap between themselves and King’s Lynn who sit outside the play-off zone with a battling performance in the Black Country.

The Owlerton outfit may have only won five of the 15 races at Monmore Green, but they often claimed the minor placings to keep themselves in touch with the hosts.

A second Super Heat of the season was almost forced when Tobiasz Musielak passed home man Luke Becker in the final programmed race, but the American found a way back through to force the Tigers to settle for a solitary league point.

Team boss Simon Stead said: “Obviously I’m frustrated that we couldn’t get over the line with more but overall the positives certainly outweigh the negatives.

“Especially being without Adam (Ellis - injured) I thought it was a really strong team performance against a Wolverhampton team who notoriously don’t give too much away around their home track.

“For me I saw plenty to be encouraged by so we’ll take the point as a plus and try and use that as something to build on for what will be a really tough test against Belle Vue on Thursday.”

Tobiasz Musielak picked up two impressive heat wins on his way to 11 points - a total matched by captain Kyle Howarth who enjoyed a super strong night’s work, including a dominant win in Heat 15.

Jack Holder enjoyed a steady night, despite feeling under the weather, while Lewi Kerr was in the thick of the action on his debut.

Reserves Justin Sedgmen and Connor Mountain outscored their Wolves counterparts 9-5 - a key factor in the Tigers heading back to South Yorkshire with something to show for their efforts.

The famous War of the Roses clashes resume this Thursday (August 25, 7.30) at Owlerton as Sheffield host high-flying rivals Belle Vue.

WOLVERHAMPTON 46: Luke Becker 13+1, Nick Morris 9+1, Sam Masters 8, Ryan Douglas 7, Steve Worrall 4+1, Leon Flint 4, Drew Kemp 1.

SHEFFIELD 44: Tobiasz Musielak 11+1, Kyle Howarth 11, Jack Holder 7+1, Lewis Kerr 6+2, Justin Sedgmen 5+2, Connor Mountain 4+1, Adam Ellis R/R.

Photo Credit: STEVE FEENEY

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