Thursday October 12, 2006
SHEFFIELD Pirtek Tigers are just two matches away from winning the Premier League title after a stunning 60-35 demolition of the Isle of Wight at Owerton.

Going into the meeting they were just seven-points down from the frst leg on he isand 48-hours earlier and they made no mistake on home shale.

The 103-85 aggregate win means they have a level chance of lifting the league title when they face either King's Lynn or Rye House in a fortnight.

Skipper Andre Compton was in his usual stunning form and he received good support from most of his side - including young Tai Woffinden who came in at reserve and put himself in the shop wndow again with a fine display.

Chris Holder, who is destined for a career in the Elite League, was an impressive winner of the opening race for the visitors as he equalled Simon Stead's track record of 59.5 seconds.
But the Pirtek-sponsored Sheffield side were in control throughout the night and were worthy winners.

Pirtek Tigers co-promoter Neil Machin said: "I'm very proud of the lads, they all did a great job and I'm delighted to get through to the final."

The home leg of the final will be on October 26. Next Thursday Tigers face Hull in the re-arranged Yorkshire Cup clash.

TIGERS: Andre Compton 13+1, Kyle Legault 11+1, Tai Woffinden 9+2, Ricky Ashworth 9+1, Ben Wilson 8+2, Emilanio Sanchez 7+1, Paul Cooper 3+1.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Chris Holder 13, Jason Bunyan 10+1, Krzystof Stojanowski 4, Jason Doyle 3, Andrew Bargh 2+1, Nick Simmons 2, Ray Morton 1.

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