Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Diamonds Tamed by the Tigers

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Diamonds Tamed by the Tigers

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Byline: By Barry Wallace

It was business as usual at Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield, when the Tigers again sent a Newcastle Diamonds team back to Tyneside licking their wounds after a 65-30 mauling, writes Barry Wallace.

Ten years after their last success in the Steel City, Newcastle had no cutting edge.

It was thanks to Lee Smethills and Richard Juul they reached 30 points last night, bettering by one last year's tally on the same track.

Smethills topped the Diamonds' scorechart with 12, which included a terrific victory in heat 14, Newcastle's only one of the match, when he was riding for double points.

Smethills switched to his No. 2 machine for that race and held off Andrew Moore to spoil the Sheffield rider's maximum.

The new Diamond also took a fine second place in the final heat to dent former Newcastle rider Richard Hall's hopes of a maximum against his old club.

Richard Juul, who has a testimonial meeting at Brough Park on Sunday (3. …

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