Monday September 05, 2022
SHEFFIELD’s wait to cement their Premiership play-off place goes on after being beaten 54-36 at Belle Vue.

Just as they did on their previous visit two months ago, the Tru Plant Tigers found things tough against their rivals who ended their regular home league campaign with an unbeaten record in Manchester.

The Owlerton outfit kept things close early doors but three 5-1s in the space of four races mid-meeting created a healthy enough gap for the hosts.

The Tigers certainly spent plenty of time in the mix on an entertaining night of racing at the National Speedway Stadium.

Guest No.1 Nicolai Klindt top scored for Sheffield with 12 points from six outings whilst Jack Holder also demonstrated plenty of speed on his way to double figures.

Captain Kyle Howarth was involved in a big Heat 14 spill, while Adam Ellis, who was competing in his first league meeting back since breaking his collarbone just over three weeks ago, was also involved in an awkward spill in Heat Seven - both walked away from their crashes.

Lewis Kerr rounded off his night with a paid win in Heat 11 whilst reserve pairing Justin Sedgmen and Connor Mountain’s points didn’t necessarily reflect their efforts.

Sheffield’s need for two more league points now rolls over to King’s Lynn on Thursday (September 8, 7.30).

BELLE VUE 54: Brady Kurtz 13, Norick Blodorn 10+3, Matej Zagar 8+1, Max Fricke 7+1, Tom Brennan 7+1, Charles Wright 6+1, Jye Etheridge 3+1.

SHEFFIELD 36: Nicolai Klindt 12, Jack Holder 10+1, Kyle Howarth 5, Lewis Kerr 4+1, Adam Ellis 2, Justin Sedgmen 2, Connor Mountain 1.

Photo Credit: IAN CHARLES

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