|Sheffield 'PIRTEK' Tigers v Glasgow 'Travel Inn' Tigers||Premier Trophy||22nd April|
|Sean Wilson ©||9.73||3||3||3||2'||3||14+1|
|Sheffield 'PIRTEK' Tigers||4||8||9||11||15||19||22||25||28||32||36||40||45||48||53|
|Glasgow 'Travel Inn' Tigers||2||4||9||13||15||17||20||23||26||27||30||32||34||39||40|
The Tigers faced their toughest opposition of the season against a Glasgow side who obviously believe in their own ability. Unlike many visitors who admit defeat whilst still in the pits the Glasgow Tigers came out fighting and a special mention must be made of James Grieves who shocked many on the terraces with the way he attacked the track in uncharacteristic style on his way to his best ever Owlerton score.
George Stancl seized a motor in his second ride and never looked like troubling our heat-leaders. Graham Jones looked sharp and had a great scrap with James Birkinshaw in heat 10. Paul Bentley rode to his usual Owlerton form only beating Moore and our two reserves. James Grieves won heat 3 after a blinding start but credit to Paul Bentley for shielding him from Andy Moore after Ricky Ashworth had fallen (again!) on the first lap. James only finished ahead of our reserves after that, but credit to him nevertheless. Shane Parker started strongly and passed Ashworth and Moore in one maneouvre in heat 9, but had to conceed to George Stancl (on a tactical ride) in heat 13. Shane then took a tactical substitute ride in heat 14 and although he caught and passed Richard Hall on the second lap James Grieves had to slow to let him through on the last turn. Corey Blackman showed great progress since his Conference days but Barry Campbell was way off the pace.
Sean led the team in typical fashion, even down to an interval pep-talk on the centre green which resulted in the lead being extended. James so nearly caught George Stancl on the line in heat 1, just failed to squeeze past Graham Jones in heat 8 but blasted around James Grieves to follow his skipper home in heat 10. Ricky fell on the 3rd turn in heat 3 as he attempted to pass Paul Bentley and conceeded the lead to Shane Parker in heat 9, but bagged wins in his other two finishes. Andy Moore struggled in his early rides but passed James Grieves to win heat 14 by a considerable margin. André was named 'man-of-the-match' by the referee (Ronnie Allan) with two blistering rides from last in heats 11 and 15. Ben Wilson trapped to win heat 2 but got caught in the traffic at the start of heat 11 and took a tumble into the fence. Richard Hall worked hard for his points passing Barry Campbell in heat 2, and Corey Blackman on the inside in heat 8, and then around the boards in heat 12.
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