SHEFFIELD boss Simon Stead admits he loved his side’s FIGHTING spirit after a gritty comeback at Birmingham.

The Tru7 Tigers came from ten points down to force a Super Heat in a cracking ROWE Motor Oil Premiership clash at Perry Barr. 

Tigers chief Simon Stead hailed the never say die attitude of the defending Premiership champions.

Jack Holder and Tai Woffinden grabbed a last heat 5-1 to grab the draw and then the pair then sealed a second league point in the Super Heat.

While Stead was disappointed at another slow start from the Tru 7 Tigers – who trailed 35-25 after ten heats – he praised the mental resilience of his team.

He said: “I’m pleased that we’ve got points on the board. Fair play to Birmingham, they looked really sharp and we didn’t.

“But it’s early days, we haven’t had a great deal of track time and I think that had shown in the early heats of both our meetings.

“When we do get dialled in we come back strong. They never know when they’re beaten, we’ve got a great team spirit, they’re all fighting for each other, they were all thinking that we could get back into it and that’s what we did.

“Plenty of positives, we’ve got points on the board and we’re looking forward to finally getting a home meeting on Thursday.”

That fixture at Owlerton sees the Tigers host Oxford with the Spires holding a four-point advantage in the battle for the aggregate point.


Words by George Dodds.

Images by Taylor Lanning.