Monday April 24, 2023
SHEFFIELD breezed into the Premiership Knockout Cup Semi-Finals with a stunning 56-34 win at King’s Lynn.

The Tru Plant Tigers arrived in Norfolk with a 26 point advantage which they established from their home leg earlier in the month.

And the South Yorkshire side were in ruthless form as they dominated the Stars on their home shale to secure a 114-66 aggregate victory.

Sheffield got off to a dream start with back-to-back 5-1s from Jack Holder and Kyle Howarth and then Dan Gilkes and Lewis Kerr before late guest Richard Lawson took the chequered flag in Heat Three.

Some remedial track work took place on the opening bends after Heat Four - but the Tigers took firm control of the second leg following the restart with four straight heat advantages to open up a 16 point lead.

Krzysztof Kasprzak stopped the run by claiming a rare race win for the hosts before Lawson and Holder took the next four heats between them.

King’s Lynn bagged their only 5-1 of the night in the penultimate race before Holder pulled off a fine move to get past Kasprzak in Heat 15 to wrap up a paid maximum.

Sheffield now await the winners of Wolverhampton and Belle Vue who meet in Manchester on Monday, May 8.

In the meantime, the Tru Plant Tigers are back at Owlerton this Thursday (April 27, 7.30) as they take on Peterborough in the Premiership.

KING’S LYNN 34: Krzysztof Kasprzak 9+1, Thomas Jorgensen 8+1, Frederik Jakobsen 5, Simon Lambert 4+1, Michael Palm Toft 4, Nicolai Klindt 3+1, Jason Edwards 1.
SHEFFIELD 56: Jack Holder 14+1, Richard Lawson 11+1, Kyle Howarth 9+1, Lewis Kerr 7+2, Adam Ellis 7+1, Dan Gilkes 5, David Bellego 3.
Sheffield win 114-66 on aggregate

Photo credit: DEREK LEADER

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