Thursday March 22, 2007
TIGERS showed their strength with a dominant all-round display to brush Mildenhall aside and rack up a convincing win in their third and final challenge match.

It means they go into next week's big Premier Trophy matches against King's Lynn in fine form - and with skipper Andre Compton still unbeaten after 20 rides this season.

Compton added a third 15-point maximum for the Tigers to his full house in an Individual meeting at Birmingham on Wednesday, and with most of his team mates striking form it turned out to be a long night for the visitors.

Mildenhall did well in the early stages, helped by a Heat 2 engine failure for James Birkinshaw, and were only two points down after five races.

But Tigers then turned on the style with two consecutive 5-1s - although they could have been pegged back significantly had Heat 8 winner Shaun Tacey been nominated for a tactical ride.

It made little difference in the long run, however, and Tigers took the last six races by a massive 28-8 margin to round off an emphatic win.

Joel Parsons provided plenty of entertainment with a fine ride from the back to win Heat 6, but he too suffered a breakdown which cost him second spot in Heat 8.

Tigers asset Kyle Legault was another to be hit by gremlins as he lost second place in Heat 12 with a bike stoppage - and his team-mate Jason King then had to push home after falling on the last bend.

TIGERS: Andre Compton 15, Ben Wilson 11+2, Ricky Ashworth 9+2, Paul Cooper 8+1, Joel Parsons 7+2, James Birkinshaw 7, James Cockle 2.

MILDENHALL: Shaun Tacey 7, Jason King 6, Mario Jirout 5+1, Mark Thompson 5, Kyle Legault 4, Tom P Madsen 2+1, Jamie Smith 2.

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