MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Round 6
Astley & Tyldesley hosted Round 6 of the Manchester League series at Gin Pit on Wednesday evening, July 19th.
A&T took the win in the Division 1 match, to seal the Division 1 title for the first time since 2008, ending Stockport’s incredible run of ten successive Division 1 title wins. Just six riders lined up in the Senior match, but there was no shortage of competitive racing, with A&T’s Steve Harris emerging as the top scorer on the night. Senior Grand Prix leader Jake Read, of Stockport, won heat 2, to secure the Senior Grand Prix title.
Manchester League Division 1 result (top 5 scorers count only to their team’s total)
Astley & Tyldesley 48 Stockport 22
Seniors: Steve Harris (A&T) 14, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 13, Jake Read (Stockport) 12, Emily Burgess (A&T) 11, Louis Wright (Stockport) 10, Mark Grantham (A&T) 10.
Referee – Chaz Whalley.
Final Division 1 standings:
Astley & Tyldesley 14 Stockport 11 Bury 4 Sheffield 1.
Senior Grand Prix placings:
Jake Read (Stockport) 90, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 76, Ben Higham (Stockport) 61.
A&T ran out easy winners in the Division 2 match, to complete the season unbeaten and win the title for the sixth successive year. Grand Prix series winners A&T’s Aiden Green (u-10) and Emily Burgess (Women) both scored 16 points maximums, to go through the series unbeaten in all 24 races each! A&T’s Tom Morrissey won heat 1 of the u-13 match and that was sufficient for him to clinch the overall u-13 Grand Prix series, as Charlie Burgess top scored on the night. Once again, there were no entries for the u-16 and u-19 categories.
Manchester League Division 2 result (top 5 scorers count only to their team’s total)
Astley & Tyldesley 73 Bury 26
U-10s: Aiden Green (A&T) 16, Oscar Belt (A&T) 13, Stephen Warn (A&T) 13, Sam Dunphy (Bury) 12, Harriet Belt (A&T) 10, Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 6, Levi Edwards (A&T) 6, Myles Grantham (A&T) 4.
U-13s: Charlie Burgess (A&T) 15, Tom Morrissey (A&T) 11, Duncan Whalley (A&T) 11, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 8, Lewis Skitterall (A&T) 4.
Women: Emily Burgess (A&T) 16, Jessica Hindley (A&T) 12, Lucy Grantham (A&T) 8.
Referee – Chaz Whalley.
Final Division 2 standings:
Astley & Tyldesley 14 Bury 7 Stockport 2.
U-10 Grand Prix placings:
Aiden Green (A&T) 96, Sam Dunphy (Bury) 74, Stephen Warn (A&T) 69.
U-13 Grand Prix placings:
Tom Morrissey (A&T) 90, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 78, Duncan Whalley (A&T) 60.
U-16 Grand Prix placing:
Harry Hulme (Stockport) 16.
U-19 Grand Prix placing:
Ciaran Collins (A&T) 16.
Women Grand Prix placings:
Emily Burgess (A&T) 96, Jessica Hindley (A&T) 67, Chloe Warn (A&T) 37, Lucy Grantham (A&T) 12.
As always, the winners of the Grands Prix series will be presented with their trophies at the Manchester League Individual Finals next month. The Division 1 trophy will be presented at the Senior Individual Final.