Speedway: Hall confident of repeat win

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Sheffield hero Richard Hall believes Tigers can use their brilliant home comeback against Workington on Thursday as motivation for tonight’s reverse fixture (7pm).

The Owlerton men were 14 points down after five races but came back to snatch a win in the last race, sending the Comets back to Cumbria licking their wounds.

Now Sheffield travel to Derwent Park gunning for another victory, and Hall believes the nature of the win gives his side a psychological boost going in to the meeting.

“We were so far behind and I’m sure Workington must have thought they’d got a win, but we came back from it and we’ll use that now at their place,” said Hall.

“Both teams are pretty even but myself, Steady and Ricky (Wells) all go well up there and I think Facu (Albin) will like it too. We’ve shown how much character we’ve got and when we’re all firing we’re a very hard team to beat.”

Hall, whose last gasp pass in heat 15 secured the win for Sheffield, revealed that a mid-meeting chat with skipper Simon Stead was behind the change in fortunes.

He said: “Me and Simon had a chat and we wanted a couple of things done to the track, so Steady went out there and had a chat with the track staff.

“We both knew what we wanted, and we knew that we had to lead from the front to get the other boys going and we did it. Now we want to go and do the same away from home and hopefully get some good points in early on in the season.”

WORKINGTON: Richard Lawson, Tero Aarnio, Rusty Harrison, Kyle Howarth, Rene Bach, Ashley Morris, Chris Mills.

SHEFFIELD: Simon Stead, Facundo Albin, Joe Haines, Richard Hall, Ricky Wells, Damien Koppe, Jake Knight.