High-fives for on form Tiger

Richard Hall
Richard Hall

SHEFFIELD team boss David Hoggart has heaped praise on Richard Hall after the Yorkshireman returned to form in style.

Hall has struggled after returning from shoulder injury but he top-scored for Tigers in their Premier League Cup semi-final first leg at Owlerton.

Hall has struggled for form after returning from a shoulder injury but he top-scored for the Tigers in their Premier League Cup semi-final first leg at Owlerton.

Hoggart was quick to laud his charge ahead of tomorrow’s second leg at Brough Park with Tigers defending a narrow advantage of four.

He said: “He looked like a different rider to the one from the last few weeks, he was Richard Hall again on Thursday.

“Some of his races were breathtaking, his battle with Stuart Robson in heat 15 was just amazing. They were wheel to wheel just inches from the fence and Richard came out on top, he was marvellous.

“The supporters were slapping him on the back and giving him high-fives, he was that good. It was great to see.”

Hoggart also spoke of his delight at the way new signing Adam Roynon settled into the side, as the Cumbrian racer secured his first win as a Tiger in his second race.

He said: “Adam was excellent, he only ended up with four points but he had a few problems and we know that he is only going to get better and better. He was a bit on edge before the meeting and we tried to keep him relaxed, but that’s completely natural on our debut and he did well. His race win was vintage Roynon, he was absolutely superb and I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of that.

“Adam is riding all weekend in various meetings so he’ll regain his race sharpness pretty quickly, and that will benefit us greatly. With a few races under his belt he’ll be sharp as a tack and back winning races regularly.”

Tigers will be unchanged for tomorrow’s return fixture.