Speedway Report: Sheffield Tigers 57 Newcastle 36 - Five-star Tigers rough up Diamonds

Sheffield Tigers v Newcastle 16/4/2015. Ashley Birks leads Anton Rosen ht 3

Sheffield Tigers v Newcastle 16/4/2015. Ashley Birks leads Anton Rosen ht 3

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Terrific Tigers continued their perfect start to the 2015 campaign as they shrugged off Newcastle with another excellent Owlerton display.

A fine team performance ensured Sheffield triumphed 57-36 to make it five wins out of five in all competitions and seize control of their League Cup group.

Sheffield Tigers v Newcastle 16/4/2015.Lewis Rose leads Arthur Sissis and David Bellego ht 4

Sheffield Tigers v Newcastle 16/4/2015.Lewis Rose leads Arthur Sissis and David Bellego ht 4

Popular duo Simon Stead and Andre Compton rolled back the years to lead Jack Lee’s side to victory, with the experienced pair both going unbeaten as they formed a deadly top-end partnership.

They joined forces to get the hosts off to a perfect start with a 5-1 in the opening race before repeating the trick in heats six and ten to power their side to a comprehensive win.

Stead reeled off further wins in heats 13 and 15 to extend his Owlerton dominance which has seen him go unbeaten by an opposing rider in all four home meetings so far in 2015.

Whilst Stead and Compton were in spectacular form at the top of the side, they received vital support throughout in what was another fine team effort.

Exciting young reserves Arthur Sissis and Josh Bates combined for a heat two maximum to help their side instantly seize control of the meeting, whilst Bates prevailed in a blockbuster battle with Lewis Kerr to join David Bellego at the front in heat seven.

Bellego and Ashley Birks continued their encouraging start, with Bellego picking off both Ludvig Lindgren and Steve Worrall in breathtaking fashion to hit the front alongside Stead in heat 13.

Aussie ace Ty Proctor was also in the thick of the action, brilliantly storming underneath Worrall on the final bend to win heat five on his way to a hard-fought eight points.

After giving their growing confidence a further boost, the Tigers will be back in Premier League action tomorrow aiming to extend their winning run as they face a tricky trip to Rye House.

SHEFFIELD 57: Simon Stead 14+1, Andre Compton 10+2, David Bellego 10+2, Ty Proctor 8, Ashley Birks 6, Josh Bates 5+2, Arthur Sissis 4

NEWCASTLE 36: Steve Worrall 9, Ludvig Lindgren 8, Simon Nielsen 5+1, Lewis Kerr 5, Anton Rosen 4, Christian Henry 3, Lewis Rose 2+1

League Cup points: Sheffield 3 Newcastle 0