Thursday September 15, 2022
SHEFFIELD are just one win away from securing top spot in the Premiership table ahead of the end-of-season play-offs.

It comes after they maintained their 100 per cent league record at Owlerton with a 50-40 victory over King’s Lynn.

The fixture was close throughout with Sheffield holding a two point advantage after Heat Five with the hosts throwing in three early 4-2s around the Stars’ 5-1 in the third.

Five shared races followed before Sheffield took control of the meeting with three straight advantages.

And Simon Stead’s men rounded off in style with one of the races of the season in Heat 15.

Richie Worrall looked set to claim a consolation league point for the visitors, but two stunning moves by Jack Holder and Tobiasz Musielak on the final lap saw them blast by the King’s Lynn star to bring one of the loudest cheers of the season at Owlerton.

Said Stead: “The meeting itself was a little bit tighter than we’d have liked and there’s obviously areas where we can improve.

“Credit where it’s due though, King’s Lynn pushed us hard for the majority of the meeting but we regrouped and finished really strong which was good to see.

“Heats 13 and 15, 15 in particular, was one of the best I’ve ever seen here and it was a great way to end the meeting.

“It was job done in the end and we now look forward to our final regular meeting next week which we know will be another tough test.”

Jack Holder was again in scintillating form as he secured a paid maximum while Tobiasz Musielak was again paid for double figures in the No.1 race jacket.

Adam Ellis recovered from a last place in his opening ride, to drop just one point from his final three.

Lewis Kerr produced a steady enough display against his former side while Rising Star Connor Mountain battled hard to score in each of his four outings.

Fellow reserve Justin Sedgmen claimed Heat Two on his way to five points while captain Kyle Howarth picked up three third places on his return from a week on the sidelines.

Tigers host Belle Vue next Thursday (September 22, 7.30) - and know a win over their rivals would see them snatch top spot ahead of the cut-off.

SHEFFIELD 50: Jack Holder 14+1, Tobiasz Musielak 9+3, Adam Ellis 8, Lewis Kerr 6+2, Justin Sedgmen 5, Connor Mountain 5, Kyle Howarth 3+1.
KING’S LYNN 40: Josh Pickering 13+1, Richard Lawson 9, Richie Worrall 6+2, Nicolai Klindt 5, Thomas Jorgensen 5, Leon Flint 2, Jack Smith 0.

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