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Halifax 'Dukes' v Sheffield 'Tigers'

British League

3rd July 1971

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1. Dave Younghusband 2 3 3 3 3 14
2. Terry Lee 0 - - 0 0
3. Eric Boocock © 3 2' 1 2 2' 10+2
4. Paul O'Neil 1' 0 0 1 2+1
5. Greg Kentwell 2 1 3 3 9
6. Chris Bailey 0 0 0 0
7. Alan Jay 3 0 1' 4+1
Eric Boothroyd 2 3 3 3 1 5 1 3 3 3 3 4 5
Halifax 'Dukes' 2 5 8 11 12 17 18 21 24 27 30 34 39
Sheffield 'Tigers' 4 7 10 13 18 19 24 27 30 33 36 38 39
Terry Thornhill 4 3 3 3 5 1 5 3 3 3 3 2 1
1. Jim Airey © 3 3 3 tps 9
2. Bob Paulson 1 2' 1' 0 4+2
3. Bengt Larsson 1' 1 1' 0 3+2
4. Bob Valentine 0 3 1' f/r 4+1
5. Arnold Haley 3 2' 2 2 9+1
6. Brian Maxted 2 0 2 4
7. Reg Wilson 1' 2 2 1 6+1
 Track record = 65.2
Boocock & Younghusband
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66.867.668.066.468.0 68.867.467.868.267.0 67.467.068.6

Sheffield came close to ending Halifax's undefeated home record in league and cup matches this season. They took an early lead when Jim Airey beat Dave Younghusband and Bob Paulson came in third in the opening heat, and clung on right up to the final race.
Unbeaten Airey was in this race and the odds were on a Sheffield win, but the Australian star was excluded for tape breaking and was clearly unhappy about it. Greg Kentwell and Eric Boocock raced to an untroubled 5-1 over reserve Reg Wilson and Bob Valentine who fell on the second lap and remounted.
Quite a rehearsal for the Speedway Star Cup Quarter-final clash at the Shay on August 14.

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