Sheffield Pirtek Tigers are through to the semi-finals of the Knockout Cup after a comfortable win at Newport on Sunday.

Tigers set up a semi-final showdown with Somerset with a resounding 37-point aggregate win over the Welsh outfit, Andre Compton winning all ten of his races throughout the tie.

Compton's 15-point maximum was the high point of an efficient Sheffield performance in which they never let their hosts settle, with the rest of the team all supplying race-winning support.

They were a five-man team for virtually the duration as reserve Shane Waldron, in for Benji Compton, was unlucky to suffer a suspected broken hand when he was collected by the machine of Joel Parsons, who had already fallen in Heat 2.

With three heats to go, Newport still retained an interest in winning the second leg but skipper Compton and Ricky Ashworth went a long way to ending those hopes as they streaked clear of Carl Wilkinson and guest Kevin Doolan.

Two further 4-2s followed as Tigers gave the scoreline an emphatic look and kept them on course for honours in all Premier League competitions this season.



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