Wednesday November 02, 2022
SHEFFIELD sealed their first ever top-flight silverware on Wednesday as they were crowned 2022 Premiership League Cup winners.

The Tru Plant Tigers rounded off the season with a 50-34 home win over King’s Lynn and a 101-73 aggregate triumph following victory on the road in Norfolk last month.

The start time was delayed by 50 minutes to enable extra track work to be carried out following further heavy afternoon downpours.

And there were plenty of tight tussles and entertaining battles once the action did commence, before rain ended the tie a race early following Heat 14.

After narrowly missing out in the Premiership Grand Final just under three weeks ago, team manager Simon Stead was pleased to see his side’s efforts this term rewarded on the final night of the campaign.

“I think we’ve got what we deserved,” Stead said.

“We’ve been consistently brilliant all season so the fact that we’ve got a bit of silverware to show for our efforts come the end of the year is what we deserve.

“I think we’ve got to say a big thanks to the track staff, the fans for turning up, the riders for giving it 110 per cent and the referee (Chris Durno) for being on side - November Speedway is never going to be pretty but the track actually came really good and we saw some great racing out there.”

SHEFFIELD 50: Adam Ellis 10, Tobiasz Musielak 9+1, Connor Mountain 9+1, Kyle Howarth 7+2, Sam Masters 7+1, Lewis Kerr 5, James Wright 3+1.
KING'S LYNN 34: Richard Lawson 14, Richie Worrall 9+1, Thomas Jorgensen 3+1, Frederik Jakobsen 3, Jason Edwards 3, Tom Brennan 2+1, Nicolai Klindt R/R.
Abandoned after 14 heats due to rain - Result STANDS.
Sheffield win 101-73 on aggregate

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