MATCH REPORT: A&T round off home season in style
Astley & Tyldesley rounded off their home Northern League fixtures in fine style at Gin Pit on Sunday.
A&T raced to a convincing 108-72 win over Edinburgh, in the Division 1 match, to complete the season with a 100% record. Reece Pollitt raced unbeaten, with the rest of the A&T team all scoring well. Jake Slight won two races for Edinburgh, but their only other race winner was Jason Keith.
Northern League Division 1 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 108 Edinburgh 72
A&T: Reece Pollitt 23 (1), Steve Harris 18 (2), Ciaran Collins 16 (1), Kyle Holland 15 (2), Max Evans 10 (1), Paul Graham 8, Mark Grantham 7 (1), Mick Knowles 7 (1), Emily Burgess 4.
Edinburgh: Jake Slight 16, Jason Keith 15 (1), Neil McPherson 14 (1), Lewis Foxley 11 (1), Dode Mitchell 10, Ewan Tulloch 5, James Foxley 1, Iain MacDonald dnr.
Referee – Chaz Whalley.
A&T maintained their Division 2 title defence, with an emphatic 89-60 win. No riders were unbeaten, but A&T scored solidly throughout, with special mention for excellent scores from the two u-13 riders, Charlie Burgess and John White, and the two u-10 riders, Fraser Brundrett and Duncan Whalley, in their two races each. Lewis Foxley won three races for Edinburgh, with former A&T man, Ewan Tulloch, winning two races.
Northern League Division 2 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 89 Edinburgh 60
A&T: Charlie Burgess 16, John White 14 (2), Max Evans 13 (2), Mark Grantham 13 (2), Mick Knowles 13 (2), Emily Burgess 11 (1), Fraser Brundrett 5 (1), Duncan Whalley 4 (1).
Edinburgh: Lewis Foxley 15, Ewan Tulloch 11, Dode Mitchell 10, Iain MacDonald 10, James Foxley 7 (1), Ben Foxley 5, Amy MacDonald 2.
Referee – Kyle Holland.
Division 3 champions A&T extended their 100% record, with a 175-31 win over second placed Edinburgh. A&T’s Aiden Green raced to maximum points in the u-10 match, with Charlie Burgess top scoring in the u-13 match, losing only to Edinburgh’s James Foxley in heat 4.
Northern League Division 3 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 175 Edinburgh 31
A&T: Aiden Green 16, Fraser Brundrett 15, Duncan Whalley 15, Charlie Burgess 15, Lewis Skitterall 13, Daniel Johnson 12, Tom Beeley 11, Oscar Belt 11,
Chloe Warn 10, Harriet Belt 9, Freddie Cox 9, Freddy Warn 8, Ada Cox 7, Sabrina Evans 7, Myles Grantham 6, Lucy Grantham 6, Aliesha Green 5.
Edinburgh: James Foxley 14, Ben Foxley 12, Amy MacDonald 5.
Referee – Chaz Whalley.
Emily Burgess, Steve Harris and John White all received warm applause from the crowd, as they did a lap of honour of the track, to celebrate their British Individual title successes of the past week.