Wednesday April 03, 2024
SHEFFIELD are looking to overturn an eight point deficit when they take on Belle Vue in their Knockout Cup Quarter-Final decider at Owlerton on Thursday (April 4, 7.30).

The Tru7 Group Tigers kept themselves well and truly in the tie despite going down 49-41 on Bank Holiday Monday in Manchester.

The club are now hoping it will be a case of third time lucky at home having already seen Kyle Howarth’s Testimonial and their scheduled league opener against Oxford last week washed out.

Simon Stead’s men are longing to get back on the South Yorkshire shale – and the team manager feels the occasion is a perfect way for racing to return in the Steel City.

“These War of the Roses clashes are always something special,” he said.

“They throw up some real competitive action and it’s always a fixture that’s great to be a part of.

“That was again the case on Monday and with it so finely poised, I have no doubt that it will be the case again on Thursday.

“With just eight points separating us ahead of the second leg, it’s one of those deficits that we know we’re more than capable of overturning at home.

“Having said that, it’s also a result that Belle Vue will arrive feeling they can hold on to - so it really is mouthwatering for both camps.

“The boys are really itching to get some competitive laps under their belt around Owlerton once again and with the incentive of a cup semi-final place on the line in addition, I’m excited to see what the lads can do.”

Admission for the home leg of the cup tie against Belle Vue is £23 adults, £21 concessions (over 65s and students - both with evidence), £1 kids (up to and including age 17) whilst all under-5s are admitted FREE of charge.

Supporters are reminded that Season Tickets are NOT valid for cup fixtures - however, anyone wishing to still renew theirs ahead of the first home league fixture against King’s Lynn on Thursday, April 18 can do so at the Speedway Office this Thursday.

SHEFFIELD: Jack Holder, Kyle Howarth, Chris Holder, Josh Pickering, Tai Woffinden, Jason Edwards, Dan Gilkes,
BELLE VUE: Brady Kurtz, Norick Blodorn, Jaimon Lidsey, Ben Cook, Dan Bewley, Connor Mountain, Connor Bailey.

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