Sheffield speedway: courageous Kyle celebrates the win

Kyle Howarth in top form
Kyle Howarth in top form

Brave Kyle Howarth has revealed how he battled through the pain barrier to help Sheffield’s play-off bid.

Tigers were already without top two Simon Stead and Jason Garrity for their must-win clash with Scunthorpe on Wednesday. And supporters were fearing the worst when in-form ace Howarth was sent hurtling over the handlebars having tangled with Scorpions man Fritz Wallner in heat three.

But the former British U21 Champion dusted himself down to bag a stunning 13+1 point haul in their 54-35 success.

Howarth said: “It was a good night for us, we did what we had to do by getting a win. I had a pretty nasty crash and felt pretty knocked about, but I knew what an important meeting it was and we had to get the win. I got through the meeting and had another good night to help us get the three points.

“We should be into the play-offs now, so everything starts again now and hopefully we can take some confidence from this win and move forwards.”

It has been a superb few days for Howarth, who struck a five-ride paid maximum for Elite League side Wolverhampton on Monday before notching paid 18 in Sheffield’s defeat at Rye House on Tuesday.

The talented 22-year-old is delighted to be hitting top form at the perfect time entering the business end of the season.

“I’ve been busy but I’ve had a great week,” he added. “I had an awesome night at Wolves, a good one at Rye House and another good score at Sheffield so things are looking good. It’s the right time to hit form with the play-offs starting, so I’ll just look to keep this confidence going now.”