Sheffield Tigers gain sweet revenge of Glasgow namesakes

In control: Tigers' Josef Franc leads Glasgow's Joe Screen in heat one.                      PICTURE: ANDY GARNER
In control: Tigers' Josef Franc leads Glasgow's Joe Screen in heat one. PICTURE: ANDY GARNER
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Sheffield Tigers 58 Glasgow 34

SHEFFIELD won the battle of the Tigers as they demolished Glasgow at Owlerton last night to get back to winning ways.

The city side were out for revenge after being humbled by their opponents in Scotland two weeks ago and they got just that with their biggest win of the season so far.

The Tigers were completely dominant throughout and they got off to the best possible start with three consecutive 5-1’s in the first three heats. From there the result was never in doubt and the question was just how many Sheffield would win by, and they displayed a ruthless streak that well serve them well in the coming months.

Every rider registered at least one paid heat win and picking out just one rider is impossible. Captain Richard Hall had his maximum spoiled in the last heat but raced to 14 and Josef Franc enjoyed his best night of the season with 11+2.

Emiliano Sanchez and Hugh Skidmore joined in with the points frenzy with paid nine and paid 10 respectively, while Ricky Wells had a retirement amongst his seven plus two. Joe Haines continued his strong home form with paid eight, but reserve partner Klaus Jakobsen struggled with paid-four.

Sheffield co-boss David Hoggart was delighted with the application of his side.

He said: “It wasn’t as easy as the score line suggests but the boys did a great job.

“They were hungry after going so long without a meeting and they really wanted it, which showed. They all did a great job and it gives us a bit of momentum going into our next two fixtures.”

Sheffield: Richard Hall 14, Pepe Franc 11+2, Hugh Skidmore 9+1 , Emiliano Sanchez 8+1 , Ricky Wells 7+2 , Joe Haines 6+2 , Klaus Jakobsen 3+1.

Glasgow: Joe Screen 11, Josh Grajczonek 8 , Robert Ksiezak 7+1 James Grieves 4, Jade Mudgway 2+2 , Jayden O’Malley 2, Mason Campton 0.