Red-hot Richard Lawson led the charge as Glasgow move closer to Edinburgh Monarchs. Picture by Ian Adam

SGB Championship: Glasgow Tigers 55, Sheffield Tigers 37

Glasgow: Richard Lawson 14, Nike Lunna 7, Aaron Summers 9, Dan Bewley 7, Richie Worrall 9, Tom Perry 4, Jack Smith 5

Sheffield: Josh Grajczonek 13, Todd Kurtz 3, Lasse Bjerre 13, rider replacement for Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth 6, Rob Branford 1, Nathan Stoneman (guest) 1

Edinburgh Monarchs saw their lead at the top of the SGB Championship shrink to two points.

Glasgow Tigers are hot on their heels after a 55-37 win at Ashfield over Sheffield Tigers.

Richard Lawson powered to 14 points and the Cumbrian racer was backed by a solid performance from the seven-man squad.

Glasgow have 39 points from 16 matches and have three matches in hand over Monarchs, their arch rivals.

They moved above Ipswich Witches into second spot despite former Ashfield favourite Josh Grajczonek collecting 13 points for the visitors.

The home side got into gear from the off, winning the first heat 4-2 and the second race 5-1 for a 9-3 lead.

Two 4-2 scorelines followed and they were 17-7 ahead after Heat Four.

A 5-1 in the tenth race courtesy of Lawson and Nike Lunna handed Glasgow a 41-21 lead and there was no way back.