|Rye House Silver Ski 'Rockets' v Sheffield PIRTEK 'Tigers'||Young Shield s/f||15th October|
|Referee: M. Bates||01||02||03||04||05||06||07||08||09||10||11||12||13||14||15||Tot+Bp|
|Stuart Robson r/r||8.99||-||-||-||-||(7+1)|
|Brent Werner ©||8.12||2'||3||2'||1||3||2||13+2|
|Rye House 'Rockets'||(36)||4||9||14||18||23||28||33||38||43||47||50||55||56||59||62||98|
|Sean Wilson ©||9.10||2||*2||3||3||3||13|
|David McAllan (g)||3.00||0||0||0||-||0|
|Track record: 55.8 |
Chris Harris 19 June 2004
Danny closed down and then passed André exiting turn two on the last lap of heat six to follow Brent home for another maximum with David losing a chain on the second turn. Chris Neath was warned for moving at the start of heat seven but led the re-start with Steve Boxall passing Ricky out of turn two to level the scores on aggregate. Tommy Allen off gate two boxed Kyle in on the first corner in heat eight while Ed swept around into the lead. André was on a tactical in heat nine and made his first decent gate of the night, but Danny burst around him out of turn two and Brent followed suit on the fourth. Ed sped into the lead in heat ten but in a reversal of roles it was Richard and Ricky who passed Brent out of turn two. Brent recovered to relegate Ricky on the fourth turn but Richard's high wide line proved fast enough to keep him in second place.
After a delay caused by an electrical black-out in the pits Ben made an over enthusiastic start in heat eleven and clattered into the fence on turn two earning himself an exclusion, and a ticking off from the clerk of the course for riding over a pit marshal's foot as he stormed off the track. Sean then passed Steve and Chris exiting turn two on his way to the Tigers first race win of the night, and only the second of the season season in 41 heats at Hoddesdon! Brent dominated heat twelve with Tommy Allen diving past Kyle on the first turn on the second lap. When Sean and André trapped in heat thirteen not even Chris or the unbeaten Danny King had any reply, not that any were needed. The home sides aggregate advantage was pegged at nine points in heat fourteen as first Kyle passed Danny, and then Richard Hall wore him down and achieved the same on the second lap. Steve Boxall was the winner, with Danny falling on the third turn but quickly remounting. Sean made a sweet start in the nominated race, but Kyle reared at the gate and never made up the lost ground.
Certain members of the Tigers left it late to come to terms with the Hoddesdon strip, while others never did. André and Ricky amassed 15 points between them in the League encounter, and 17 in the Premier Trophy semi-final. That kind of display would have dispatched the Rockets, earned the team an extra two pay days and the kudos of the Young Shield final. As a supporter I feel very let down. I wonder what their team mates think about it?
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