MATCH REPORT: Another win for A&T
Astley & Tyldesley came away with another clean sweep of wins in their Northern and Scotland League meeting at Hull on Sunday.
With A&T having riders missing, they were made to fight all the way in the Division 1 match by the Hull side, before emerging narrow 88-85 winners.
The lead changed hands four times early on, before A&T recorded four successive heat wins, to hold a 47-38 lead at the interval.
Back came Hull, with two successive heat wins to reduce the gap to 3 points after heat 11. A&T responded with three successive heat wins, to move into a 10 points lead with four races remaining. Hull won the next two heats, but a shared heat in the penultimate race kept A&T’s lead at 7 points.
A last heat 7-3 heat win to Hull was merely a consolation, as A&T held on to win the match, 88-85.
Three times British Champion Andy Angell raced unbeaten for Hull, but it was a more solid scoring A&T team that took the spoils, with Paul Graham, Max Evans and Reece Pollitt heading the scoring and receiving good back up.
Andy Angell 20+4, Nathan Everett 19, Josh Bellis 17, Dave Cooper 9+1, Dominic Bent 9, Jack Lister 7, Dave Lister 4+1.
Paul Graham 19+1, Max Evans 18+1, Reece Pollitt 17+3, Mick Knowles 15, Mark Grantham 10+1, Ciaran Collins 8, Emily Burgess 1.
A young Hull team were no match for A&T in the Division 2 match, as the visitors ran out 101-49 winners.
A&T dropped points in just three of the fifteen races, with six A&T riders unbeaten by an opponent. Ben Forshaw topped the scores for the first time.
Connor Warrington 11+1, Katie Greaves 11, Alex Warrington 9, Tom McKeown 8, Robbie McKeown 4, Stirling Ford 3, Edgar Stanley 3.
Ben Foresaw 17+1, John White 16+4, Charlie Burgess 14+2, Emily Burgess 14+2, Max Evans 11+1, Mark Grantham 11+1, Jack Murray 11+1, Deon Dickinson 7.
A&T kept up their 100% record with a convincing 86-34 win in the Division 3 match. Duncan Whalley raced unbeaten in the U10s category, with John White doing likewise in the U13s group.
Alex Warrington 11, Connor Warrington 10, Robbie McKeown 9, Tom McKeown 4.
Duncan Whalley 16, John White 16, Frank White 12, Charlie Burgess 11, Aiden Green 10, Jack Murray 9, Lucy Grantham 8, Sabrina Evans 4.