|Berwick Armstrong's Quality Butchers 'Bandits' v Sheffield PIRTEK 'Tigers'||Premier Trophy||1st April|
|Referee: Tony Steele||01||02||03||04||05||06||07||08||09||10||11||12||13||14||15||Tot+Bp|
|Michal Makovsky ©||7.06||2'||1'||2||3||1'||9+3|
|André Compton ©||8.48||3||2||3||2||3||13|
|Track record: 64.2|
Sean Wilson, 21 Aug '99
Both Berwick and Sheffield were able to track full-strength teams for this match with Berwick needing to pull back a 21 point Sheffield lead should they be interested in the bonus point.
The Tigers made a good start taking the opening heat with a win from Ben Wilson from Adrian Rymel with Ricky Ashworth third. Paul Cooper then won the reserves race for a shared heat but Berwick registered a 5-1 in heat 3 from Lee Smethills and Michal Makovsky ahead of Emiliano Sanchez to take back the lead. Sheffield immediately squared the match with another 2-4 from the Comptons. André won from Andreas Bergström and Benji took third place from Craig Branney leaving the score after the opening four heats tied at 12-12.
Ricky Ashworth won heat 5 but this time Ben Wilson was at the back behind Smethills and Makovsky so the race was shared, as was heat 6 won by Adrian Rymel from André Compton and Paul Cooper. Heat 7 made it three shared heats on the trot with a win from Andreas Bergström as Emiliano Sanchez and Kyle Legault kept Daniel Warwick at the back. However the Tigers went back in front again in heat 8. David Meldrum brought down Ben Wilson in the first running of the race and was excluded from the rerun won by Wilson and Benji Compton from Craig Branney. The heat eight score was now 22-26.
André Compton kept Sheffield four points in front by winning heat 9 from Michal Makovsky and Lee Smethills for a 3-3 then in heat 10 Kyle Legault brought down David Meldrum as the Bandits were sitting on a 5-1. He was excluded from the rerun. Justice was done when Meldrum and Adrian Rymel took the 5-1 from Emiliano Sanchez and the score was all square again. Back in front went Sheffield in heat 11 as Ben Wilson beat Andreas Bergström with Ricky Ashworth third for a 2-4, and Emiliano Sanchez kept the visitors in front by winning heat 12 from Craig Branney and Lee Smethills. The score after heat 12 was 35-37.
Berwick squared the match again in heat 13. Adrian Rymel beat André Compton and Andreas Bergström took the third place point as Ricky Ashworth retired from the race. The Bandits then took the lead, Michal Makovsky winning heat 14 from Kyle Legault and Craig Branney picked up the odd point as Benji Compton fell. The Bandits just scraped home with a shared last heat, André Compton won the race but Adrian Rymel and Michal Makovsky filled the minor places relegating Ben Wilson to the back.
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