PETERBOROUGH’S magnificent away record continued with a 50-40 win at Sheffield to go back to the top of the Premiership.
Chris Harris starred at reserve with 16+1 for the Panthers, who led by six points early on before going 25-29 down after nine races.
But boss Rob Lyon utilised Harris to the maximum and No.1 Ulrich Ostergaard (11) won his last three races as the visitors collected all four league points.
For Sheffield it was a first home defeat, with Adam Ellis outstanding with 16, including four race wins – but the Tigers were outgunned in other areas of the team.
Lyon said: “I’m proud of the boys tonight and it was a good team effort. We knew it would be tough because Sheffield are a good outfit, especially around here and they’ve had some close meetings lately and always come out on top.
“I don’t like singling people out, especially when everyone has chipped in, but Chris was man of the match tonight. To score paid-17 when you’ve had an engine failure thrown in says it all.
“Ulrich was superb as well and the rest of the boys all played their part.”
Tigers boss Simon Stead said: “I’m obviously disappointed – but we’re not the only club to lose at home this year and we can’t dwell on it too much. These sorts of results are happening up and down the league for everybody.
“Have we got to improve? Yes, a lot, dramatically. But what do you do against Peterborough who score 19-points from reserve compared to just two for us?
“That tells its own story but we should have had a bit more strength in other areas as well.”
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