MATCH REPORT: Another convincing win for A&T
Astley & Tyldesley enjoyed another day of winning all three North and Scotland League fixtures, against Hull at Gin Pit on Sunday. The visitors arrived short handed and borrowed several home riders to make up the numbers.
Hull’s three times British Champion Andy Angell, making his first visit to the new Gin Pit track, broke the track record in heat 1, with a time of 40.08 seconds. Twice he pulled off impressive wins from the back over A&T’s Polish star Tomasz Wlodarczyk, but was on the wrong end of a great 7-3 by A&T’s young pairing of Reece Pollitt and Max Evans in heat 7 and fell whilst chasing Marcin Jakubiak in heat 13.
The Division 1 result was never in doubt, as A&T romped to a 116-63 win, adjusted to 116-45 after deducting the loaned riders scores. Pollitt raced to an impressive maximum score for A&T, with Jakubiak, Evans and Wlodarczyk losing only to Angell.
Reece Pollitt 21 (3), Marcin Jakubiak 21 (2), Max Evans 20 (2), Tomasz Wlodarczyk 20 (2), Ciaran Collins 12 (3), Paul Graham 10 (1), Mick Knowles 9 (1), Emily Burgess 3 (1).
Andy Angell 17, David Cooper 11, Nathan Everett 10 (1), * Danny Pickup * 8, Rich Pawson 7, * Duncan Whalley * 5, * Fraser Brundrett * 5.
Referee – Mike Hack.
Hull fielded two ineligible riders and borrowed five juniors for the Division 2 match. Hull’s Nathan Everett lost only to Max Evans in heat 1, with David Cooper providing strong support. A solid scoring A&T rode to an easy 123-65 win, adjusted to 123-32, after deducting the loaned riders points. Evans was unbeaten in his three rides.
Danny Pickup 15 (3), Matt Snell 15, Emily Burgess 13 (1), Max Evans 10 (2), Jack Murray 9 (1), Mick Knowles 9, Tom Morrissey 8, Mark Brundrett 5.
Nathan Everett 18 (1), David Cooper 14 (1), * Charlie Burgess * 12, * Fraser Brundrett * 7, * Duncan Whalley * 6, *Deon Dickinson * 5, * Daniel Johnson * 3.
Referee – Chas Whalley.
A&T raced to their 14th successive Division 3 win of the season, with a 112-0 whitewash over Hull. Charlie Burgess raced unbeaten, with Tom Morrissey losing only to Charlie in heat 6.
Charlie Burgess 16, Tom Morrissey 15, Jack Murray 14, Duncan Whalley 14, Deon Dickinson 12, Aiden Green 11, Fraser Brundrett 8, Daniel Johnson 8, Freddie Cox 7, Sabrina Evans 7.
Referee – Chas Whalley.
Report by Mike Hack. Photos by Linda Kirkland.