Monday August 29, 2022
SHEFFIELD picked up three league points from their Bank Holiday trip to Peterborough - but boss Simon Stead admits he left the stadium feeling deflated.

That’s because the meeting was abandoned after ten races due to ‘an insufficient number of tyres to complete the meeting’.

The result did stand however with the Tru Plant Tigers winning 32-28 and moving another step closer to confirming their play-off place.

Said Stead: “The three league points we’ve registered are the only positives to take from that.

“However, that’s certainly not the manner in which I want to win any Speedway meeting and I feel very disappointed.

“More than anyone else, I feel for the supporters; there was a reasonably healthy Bank Holiday crowd and for them it was desperately disappointing we couldn’t complete the full 15 Heats.

“But at the end of the day rider safety is paramount and regardless of the number of tyres, it wasn’t safe to continue anyway.

“When tyres aren’t holding up for four laps on a regular basis there is a serious issue.

“We’re not just talking small punctures to inner tubes here either, we’re talking full blow outs to an extent that I’ve never witnessed before.

“A solution has to be found, this can never happen again - but for now I’m just thankful all the riders involved in that meeting live to fight another day.”

Six of the ten completed races were 3-3s, with back-to-back 5-1s in Heats Four and Five proving the difference for the Tigers.

Sheffield are back in action at Owlerton this Thursday (September 1, 7.30) with Wolverhampton the visitors.

PETERBOROUGH 28: Benjamin Basso 10+1, Scott Nicholls 6+1, Chris Harris 6, Hans Andersen 3+1, Richard Lawson 2, Jack Smith 1, Ulrich Ostergaard R/R.

SHEFFIELD 32: Tobiasz Musielak 8, Nicolai Klindt 7, Jack Holder 5+1, Connor Mountain 5+1, Lewis Kerr 5, Kyle Howarth 1+1, Justin Sedgmen 1+1.

Photo Credit: JEFF DAVIES

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