Sheffield Tigers are back on top of the Premier League table after maintaining their marvellous recent run with a fine win at Workington.

Six riders won at least one race in a terrific all-round effort against the Comets, whose chances were hit badly when guest Phil Morris dislocated his shoulder in Heat 11.

Up until that stage it had been nip-and-tuck with no more than two points between the sides and the main talking points being two races being re-run due to unsatisfactory starts involving Paul Thorp - who earnt himself a fine for comments made over the stadium PA concerning referee Graham Flint!

With the scores level, Morris tangled with Ricky Ashworth in the pair's third outings and fell with the Sheffield man doing well to stay on his machine - and the exclusion of the Comets man left Ashworth and Ben Wilson a straightfoward 5-1.

Kyle Legault backed that up by passing Tomasz Piszcz in the early stages of Heat 12 with Paul Cooper taking an important third place ahead of the hard-working Aidan Collins.

James Wright kept Workington in contention by winning Heat 13 after Andre Compton had been penalised for failing to beat the two minute time allowance, but the match was secured in the penultimate race as Workington lost another rider.

This time it was Piszcz who could not complete the meeting after a clash with Cooper on the first bend, the Pole withdrawing with a burn to his leg - and the highly impressive Emiliano Sanchez romped to his third win to make Sheffield's points safe, leaving Wright and Thorp to take mere consolation with a 5-1 in Heat 15.



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