Thursday July 20, 2023
SHEFFIELD produced a super strong finish to beat league leaders Belle Vue 50-40 at Owlerton.

The scores were level with just three races to go but the Tru Plant Tigers then dug deep to reel off back-to-back 5-1s and a 4-2 to make it three out of three for the season against their Roses rivals.

It’s a result which edges the South Yorkshire side another step closer to play-off qualification as they maintained their five point gap over fifth placed Ipswich.

Tobiasz Musielak dropped just one point to the reigning Champions while Jack Holder opened with three straight wins to help him on his way to 12+1.

After a slow start, Josh Pickering produced a series of stunning rides to round off with a hat-trick of victories as he sealed double figures.

Adam Ellis took the chequered flag in two of his four outings while Kyle Howarth’s efforts deserved even more than the 6+3 score he managed.

The Club captain was embroiled in a couple of thrilling tussles with Charles Wright on a night where he also experienced a few machinery issues.

Rising Star Dan Gilkes scored two points including a hard fought third place over newly crowned British Under-21 Champion Connor Bailey in Heat Eight.

The Tru Plant Tigers have a quick return to Owlerton with their next home fixture as early as this Monday (July 24, 7.30) when they host Wolverhampton.

SHEFFIELD 50: Tobiasz Musielak 14, Jack Holder 12+1, Josh Pickering 10, Kyle Howarth 6+3, Adam Ellis 6, Dan Gilkes 2, Lewis Kerr R/R.
BELLE VUE 40: Jaimon Lidsey 10, Brady Kurtz 7+1, Norick Blodorn 7, Tom Brennan 6+3, Connor Bailey 4+1, Dan Bewley 3+2, Charles Wright 3+1.

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