|Sheffield 'Tigers' v Poole 'Pirates'||British League||29th April 1971|
|1. Jim Airey ©||3||3||3||3||12|
|2. Bob Paulson||0||2'||3||2'||7+2|
|3. Bengt Larsson||1'||3||3||3||10+1|
|4. Brian Maxted||0||1||0||0||1|
|5. Arnold Haley||2||3||2||0||7|
|6. Bob Valentine||1'||2||1||4|
|7. Doug Wyer||2||2'||2'||6+2|
|1. Reidar Eide||2||2||1||0||2||7|
|2. Norman Hunter (g)||1'||0||r||-||1+1|
|3. Pete Smith ©||3||1||1'||1||1'||7+2|
|4. Mike Cake||1||0||0||1'||2+1|
|5. John Langfield||3||2||1||2||8|
|6. Odd Fossengen||3||0||0||2||5|
|7. John Davis||0||-||-||0|
|Track record = 67.2|
Jim Airey, 28 May 1970
Taken from "Speedway Star & News" Vol.20 No.9
Poole came to the Owlerton circuit hoping for a repeat win over Sheffield.
Last season the Southerners ended Sheffield's long unbeaten home run, but the
Tigers gained revenge. Poole started promisingly but gradually faded away and
the home riders took command and won comfortably.
The visitors were without Bo Wirebrand and Derek Cook. Norman Hunter guested, John Davies came in and Pete Smith returned to the saddle following injury. Poole took the lead in the third heat but the Tigers levelled matters by heat 5. After this the Tigers forged ahead and by the halfway stage were six points ahead. Poole attempted tactical changes but to no effect and the Tigers won three of the last six heats by the 5-1 margin.
Throughout the struggle Poole managed only three heat winners. Sheffield's captain Jim Airey, suffering from flu, dragged himself from three days in the sick bed to gain Sheffield's first maximum of the season. He was ably supported by Bengt Larsson.
by Vic White
For the Tigers Doug Wyer replaced Reg Wilson at reserve following an impressive 7 point display representing Berwick in the previous weeks World Championship Qualifying round and he proved his worth by beating Poole no.1 Reidar Eide twice on his way to paid 8 from 3 rides!
Admission prices were; Main stand 40p, children & oap's 25p. Back straight 35p & 20p. Reserved seats 15p and programmes 5p.
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