TIGERS 48 GLASGOW 42

Thursday June 04, 2015
SHEFFIELD dug deep to pull off a hard fought 48-42 win over title favourites Glasgow at Owlerton.

The result handed the Sheffield Window Centre side three league points and the Scottish Tigers added a consolation point to their tally for losing by a narrow margin.

Spectacular British ace Jason Garrity brought the house down with a stunning 11+1 haul including vital points at the right time.

And he said: “I’m loving my time at Sheffield, I’m just enjoying my racing everywhere.

“We have a good team at Sheffield and the management have had a tough time with injuries, but this is a good result.”

The visitors were ahead at the half-way stage, but Sheffield displayed great character to bounce back.

Wins from Garrity and guest Brady Gurtz inspired two successive heat wins for Jack Lee’s men who pulled level at 30-30 in what was developing into a nail-biting match.

Andre Compton, back from illness, was at his brilliant best to roll back the years and pass Australian World Cup star Nick Morris to keep Sheffield level after 11.

Tigers were handed a maximum 5-1 when Aaron Summers suffered bike trouble in Heat 12 when he was dominating the race – and returning David Bellego and Josh Bates took full advantage to put the Owlerton men 38-34 up.

Garrity was handed a Heat 15 call-up alongside star guest Brady Kurtz, who was in for skipper Simon Stead and only dropped two points.

And although Morris won the race, Kurtz and Garrity combined for a 3-3 share of the spoils which handed Glasgow a consolation bonus point for losing by six or less.

SHEFFIELD 48: Brady Kurtz 13, Jason Garrity 11+1, Andre Compton 7, David Bellego 7, Josh Bates 6+1, Ashley Birks 3+1, Arthur Sissis 1+1.

GLASGOW 42: Nick Morris 11, Richard Lawson 7+1, James Sarjeant 6+1, Kozza Smith 6+1, Aaron Summers 5, Dimitri Berge 4+1, Victor Palovaara 3.

Premier League points: Sheffield 3 Glasgow 1.

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