Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tigers Roar to Huge Win over the Diamonds; SPEEDWAY

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tigers Roar to Huge Win over the Diamonds; SPEEDWAY

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NEWCASTLE Diamonds conceded 60 points in a match for the first time this season last night, writes BARRY WALLACE, They received a severe mauling by Sheffield Tigers at Owlerton Stadium - managing only 33 points by way of reply.

The Diamonds' bad habit of making a poor start to an away match dogged them again.

After being 19-5 down at Ipswich a week ago they found themselves in almost exactly the same position, trailing 18-6 after the opening four races.

Rain earlier in the day meant making a good start in races was very important and the Diamonds were given a sharp lesson by the rampant Tigers, who recorded six 5-1 wins and four 4-2 successes on the way to bagging another three SGB Championship points.

Robert Lambert stopped the early rot by winning the fifth heat when racing for double points, giving Newcastle the first of only two advantages - 6-3 - they enjoyed during the match.

The other Newcastle success, 4- 2, came in the tenth race when skipper Ludvig Lindgren came through on the last lap to beat Todd Kurtz after leader Josh Grajczonek suffered a mechanical problem. …

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