MATCH REPORT: BYJL North & Scotland Regional Round 1

Astley & Tyldesley raced to team victories in the opening North & Scotland Regional rounds, of both the Little League and British Youth & Junior League series. The Gin Pit circuit was in pristine condition on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon.

In the Little League match, A&T’s Frank White raced to a maximum in the u-8s match and went on to win the Grand Prix ‘A’ Final. In the u-10s category, A&T’s Aiden Green and Sheffield’s Edward Balfour both raced unbeaten in the qualifying heats. In the Grand Prix ‘A’ Final, Green headed home first, ahead of Balfour. Best wishes go to A&T’s Freddie Cox, who sustained facial injuries after a heavy fall in his opening ride and took no further part in the meeting.

Little League match result
Astley & Tyldesley 97 Sheffield 62 Bury 17.
U-8s scorers: Frank White (A&T) 16, Stephen Warn (A&T) 14, Oliver Banyard (Sheffield) 13, Levi Edwards (A&T) 11, Ada Cox (A&T) 10, Aliesha Green (A&T) 7, Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 5.
U-8s B Final: Cox, Dunphy, Green.
U-8s A Final: White, Banyard, Warn, Edwards.
U-10s scorers: Aiden Green (A&T) 16, Edward Balfour (Sheffield) 16, Charlie Priest (Sheffield) 15, Tom Beeley (A&T) 13, Sam Dunphy (Bury) 12, Mason Ankrett (A&T) 10, Erin Balfour (Sheffield) 10, Jessica Hammett (Sheffield) 8, Freddie Cox (A&T) 0.
U-10s C Final: Cox.
U-10s B Final: Dunphy, Ankrett, Erin Balfour, Hammett.
U-10s A Final: Green, Edward Balfour, Beeley, Priest.
Referee – Chaz Whalley.

In the BYJL match, A&T’s Tom Morrissey, John White and Emily Burgess all raced to maximum points in the u-12s, u-14s and Girls matches respectively, before taking the wins in each Grand Prix ‘A’ Final. Stockport’s Michael Preston top scored in the u-18s match and went on to win the Grand Prix ‘A’ Final.

British Youth & Junior League match result
Astley & Tyldesley 79 Sheffield 34 Bury 21 Stockport 15 Hull 11.
U-12s scorers: Tom Morrissey (A&T) 16, Oliver MacKenzie (Sheffield) 13, Duncan Whalley (A&T) 13, Sam Stansfield (Hull) 11, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 9, Alfie Sutherland (Sheffield) 8, Lewis Skitterall (A&T) 6.
U-12s B Final: Dunphy, Skitterall, Sutherland.
U-12s A Final: Morrissey, MacKenzie, Whalley, Stansfield.
U-14s scorers: John White (A&T) 16, Harry Radford (Bury) 12.
U-14s A Final: White, Radford.
Girls scorers: Emily Burgess (A&T) 16, Chloe Warn (A&T) 12.
Girls A Final: Burgess, Warn.
U-18s scorers: Michael Preston (Stockport) 15, Kielan Burton (Sheffield) 13.
U-18s A Final: Preston, Burton.
Referees – Mick Knowles and Chaz Whalley.