MATCH REPORT: Three convincing wins for Team Green over Hull
North & Scotland League champions Astley & Tyldesley raced to a convincing 111-63 win over Hull in Sunday’s Division 1 match at Gin Pit.
The visitors turned up with just five riders, but three times British Champion Andy Angell won four of his six races, with good support from Nathan Everett, who was also a race winner.
These two ensured that there were some good races on a damp, firm and grippy track. A&T took the opportunity to give races to all ten of their riders, who all scored well, with reserves Paul Graham and Emily Burgess both unbeaten.
After the match, A&T were presented with the North & Scotland League Division 1 Cup, by the Regional Competitions Manager, Andy Schofield.
North & Scotland League Division 1 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 111 Hull 63.
A&T: Steve Harris 16 (2), Max Evans 15 (3), Pawel Idziorek 15 (1), Ciaran Collins 13 (2), Kyle Holland 11 (2), Reece Pollitt 11 (2), Mick Knowles 11, Emily Burgess 8, Paul Graham 7 (1), Tom Morrissey 4 (1).
Hull: Andy Angell 20, Nathan Everett 14, Dan Teal 11, Katie Greaves 10, Matt Eglan 8 (1).
Referee – Mike Hack.
Hull fielded four riders, including one ineligible rider (Nathan Everett), so conceded 25 penalty points for the Division 2 match. The result was never in doubt, as A&T romped to a 118-43 win, to maintain their position at the top of the Division 2 table. Everett won three of his five races. A&T scored solidly throughout, with Max Evans, along with young reserves Duncan Whalley and Frank White, riding unbeaten.
North & Scotland League Division 2 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 118 Hull 43.
A&T: Tom Morrissey 17 (1), John White 15 (1), Emily Burgess 14 (1), Max Evans 13 (3), Charlie Burgess 11 (1), Mick Knowles 9 (2), Duncan Whalley 7 (1), Frank White 7 (1).
Hull: Nathan Everett 17, Matt Eglan 10 (1), Katie Greaves 9, Dan Teal 7.
Referee – Kyle Holland.
For the second successive week, Astley & Tyldesley clinched a league title! This time, A&T’s u-13 riders recorded a whitewash 162-0 win over Hull, to extend their 100% record and win the North & Scotland League Division 3 title for the sixth year running. Aiden Green and Duncan Whalley raced to 16 points maximum scores in the u-10 category, with John White doing likewise in the u-13 section. After the match, A&T were presented with the North & Scotland League Division 3 trophy, by the Regional Chairman, Mike Hack.
North & Scotland League Division 3 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 162 Hull 0.
A&T: Aiden Green 16, Duncan Whalley 16, John White 16, Frank White 13, Daniel Johnson 13, Tom Morrissey 13, Oscar Belt 12, Tom Beeley 11, Charlie Burgess 10, Freddy Warn 9, Freddie Cox 7, Harriet Belt 7, Chloe Warn 7, Sabrina Evans 6, Ada Cox 6.
Referee – Catherine White.