Wembley 'Lions' v Sheffield 'Tigers'

B.L. Div. 1

6 June 1970

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1. Reidar Eide 2 2 2' 2 8+1
2. Brian Collins 0 0 0 3 3
3. Ove Fundin © 3 3 3 2 11
4. Wayne Briggs 0 2 2 0 4
5. Bert Harkins 2 tps 0 1' 3+1
6. Des Lukehurst 3 1 1 5
7. Tim Bungay 2' 0 2 0 4+1
Freddie Williams 2 5 2 4 2 2 4 2 2 5 3 2 3
Wembley 'Lions' 2 7 9 13 15 17 21 23 25 30 33 35 38
Sheffield 'Tigers' 4 5 8 10 14 18 20 24 28 29 32 36 39
Terry Thornhill 4 1 3 2 4 4 2 4 4 1 3 4 3
1. Jim Airey © 3 3 2 3 11
2. Brian Maxted 1 1 1 1 4
3. Arnold Haley 2 3 3 3 11
4. Bob Paulson 3 0' 1 0 4
5. Bengt Larsson 0 2 0 1 3
6. Dave Baugh 0 1 1 2
7. John Dews 1 0 3 4
Track record = 71.2
Bengt Jansson, 30 May '70
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70.471.671.470.272.4 69.870.472.469.671.6 71.071.072.0

The Tigers met the Lions in only their second home fixture of the season dictated by football and other sports use of the stadium. They had only won two of their away fixtures (Poole & Cradley) and had defeated local rivals Hackney at the Empire stadium one week earlier. Bengt Janssons track record was bettered seven times and eventually stood to Arnie Haley (the only rider to get under the 70 second barrier) winning heat nine in a time of 69.6.

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