SHEFFIELD boss David Hoggart was adamant his side fully deserved the moment of fortune which saw them secure a dramatic away win at Berwick on Saturday.
Despite being without the injured Emiliano Sanchez and Richard Hall, as well as Josef Franc due to a re-arranged longtrack fixture, Tigers came from 12-points down at the Border track to snatch a 47-46 victory. Tigers had an 8-1 in Heat 8 and went ahead thanks to maximum points from Hugh Skidmore and Joe Haines in Heat 14 – but they faced their unbeaten former skipper Ricky Ashworth and Sebastian Alden, with three wins of his own, in the last race.
The Bandits, though, suffered a total breakdown in communications resulting in Ashworth taking Alden to the fence to allow Skidmore and Ricky Wells through for the 3-3 Tigers needed.
Hoggart said: “We were very lucky in the last race but that’s speedway. Ricky wiped his team-mate out but it was on the first lap of four – they were convinced they were going to get a 5-1 but we were convinced they weren’t!”