|Thursday, July 6, 2023||7:30 pm||Sports Insure Premiership R2||2023|
SHEFFIELD again showed their liking for King’s Lynn with a 57-33 win at the Adrian Flux Arena to consolidate their place in the Sports Insure Premiership top four.
Jack Holder recorded his third straight maximum for the club and is now unbeaten from his last 15 rides at the Norfolk venue, and his 12 points were backed up by skipper Kyle Howarth on 11+1 and Adam Ellis with 10+1.
The Tigers do, though, have a concern over Rising Star Dan Gilkes who crashed heavily in Heat 14 and went to hospital for X-rays on his arm.
Recent Stars signing Simon Lambert picked up hard-working 12+1 at reserve, and Artem Laguta scored 10.
Sheffield boss Simon Stead said: “King’s Lynn has become a real good place for us as a visiting side, but every meeting is different.
“What’s gone before doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to replicate something similar – but we managed to add more points to the board with another convincing performance and that’s full credit to the lads.
“They all applied themselves in a professional and positive manner and collectively they delivered as a team.”
King’s Lynn manager David Hoggart said: “You can’t take anything away from Sheffield at all. They are a fabulous side, and in all honesty they are probably the envy of the league in terms of the strength in depth they’ve got.
“In terms of our team, what you saw from Simon is what you get every time he races and he finished up with double figures – he never stops trying.
“It would be fair to say that we’ve talked about who we could potentially bring into the side – obviously we’ve got Michael (Palm Toft) injured at the moment and it would help with consistency if we could bring someone in, so if his season is done, we need to know.”
KING’S LYNN 33: Simon Lambert 12+1, Artem Laguta 10, Thomas Jorgensen 7, Andrews Rowe 2, Ben Barker 1+1, Nicolai Klindt 1+1, Ky Thomson 0.
SHEFFIELD 57: Jack Holder 12, Kyle Howarth 11+1, Adam Ellis 10+1, Josh Pickering 9+1, Tobiasz Musielak 8+2, Adam Ellis 10+1, Lewis Kerr 4+1, Dan Gilkes 3+2.
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