MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Round 3

Round 3 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series took place at Bury on a warm, sunny Wednesday evening. There was a low turn out of riders, as Astley & Tyldesley took their third win of the series in Division 2, but Stockport inflicted A&T’s first defeat in the Division 1 match to open up that series.

A&T’s Duncan Whalley raced to a 16 points maximum in the u-10s category, with team mate Aiden Green losing only to Duncan in heat 1. In the u-13s match, Bury’s Harry Radford raced to a 16 points maximum score. Stockport’s Michael Preston top scored with 15 points in the u-16s event, beaten only by A&T’s Max Evans in heat 4. No u-19 riders competed.

Astley & Tyldesley 69 Bury 47 Stockport 43

U10s: Duncan Whalley (A&T) 16, Aiden Green (A&T) 15, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 14, Tom Beeley (A&T) 14, Sabrina Evans (A&T) 12, Lewis Skitterall (A&T) 10,
Sam Dunphy (Bury) 10, Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 7, Myles Grantham (A&T) 5.

U13s: Harry Radford (Bury) 16, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 12, Tom Morrissey (A&T) 11, Harry Hulme (Stockport) 6, Lucy Grantham (A&T) 5.

U16s: Michael Preston (Stockport) 15, Max Evans (A&T) 11, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 9, Louis Wright (Stockport) 7, Daniel Mason (Stockport) 6.

Referees – Matthew Turnbull and Ben Higham.

There was some excellent racing in a very competitive Senior match. Stockport’s Jake scored, beaten only by A&T’s Reece Pollitt in heat 1.

Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 scorers count only to their team totals)

Stockport 53 Astley & Tyldesley 41 Bury 12 Sheffield 10

Seniors: Jake Read (Stockport) 15, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 14, Ben Higham (Stockport) 13, Kris Ramsden (Bury) 12, Michael Preston (Stockport) 11,Steve Harris (A&T) 11, Adam Watson (Sheffield) 10, Mick Knowles (A&T) 8, Max Evans (A&T) 8, Louis Wright (Stockport) 7, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 7.

Referee – Neil Howarth.