Tigers are defeated but ‘will bounce back’

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Workington 55

Sheffield Tigers 37

ERIC Boocock refused to criticise his Sheffield side after seeing them crash 55-37 at Workington on Saturday.

It was the first time this season that the Owlerton men have failed to claim a point from a league outing, but Boocock wasn’t too downhearted.

He said: “It’s disappointing but we knew Workington was always going to be a tough place to come and get a result because they are such a strong side.

“But we could have done better and all the lads are disappointed.

“But I’m not going to let this result ruin what a good start to the season we have had and I’m sure we can bounce back. I also feel there was some good racing and the crowd had their money’s worth, I have no complaints about the result or the entertainment.”

Josh Auty continued his fine start to the season to lead the Tigers scorechart with 10 and skipper Ricky Ashworth notched 9+1.

There was some good racing for the Derwent Park crowd to enjoy, especially in Heat 3 when Rusty Harrison got the better of Ashworth and Tomas Topinka.

And in the next race Auty had to work hard to pass Peter Kildermand but finished the heat well ahead of his rivals.

Boss Boocock used both Ashworth and Emiliano Sanchez as tactical rides in the final third of the meeting but they failed to gain any ground on a determined Comets outfit.

It was the first time in four outings that Sheffield had failed to pick up a point and they will be looking to bounce back against Somerset at Owlerton on Thursday.

WORKINGTON: Rusty Harrison 13+1, Peter Kildermand 11, Charles Wright 8+3, James Wright 8+1, Tomas Topinka 8+1, Richard Lawson 7, Gary Irving 0.

SHEFFIELD: Josh Auty 10, Ricky Ashworth 9+1, Hugh Skidmore 7, Simon Lambert 4, Shane Parker 3+2, Emiliano Sanchez 3, Ashley Birks 1.