Andre Compton and Ben Wilson were the last heat heroes for Sheffield as they picked up their first away win of the season, 47-42, at Stoke.

With just one race to go Stoke were within sight, just a point behind Sheffield, to set the nerves jangling at Loomer Road.

Both Tigers riders stuck together from the start to secure a precious win over Garry Stead and Glenn Cunningham and it was a fine ride as the Stoke duo had dropped only one point each until then.

Club owner Neil Machin said: "It's probably not going to be enough to see us into the semi-finals, but it was great to get an away win all the same.

"We appeared to have control of the meeting but we still had a very nervous end because they got within a point of us and it needed a big effort from Andre and Ben to see us home."

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