MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Under 10 & Under 16 Finals

The midweek Manchester League season concluded with the re-arranged u-10 and u-16 Individual Finals at Stockport on Wednesday evening. Conditions were cold and wet, with the racing completed just in time, as darkness fell at 8.15 pm.

In the u-10 match, three unbeaten riders all met in heat 10. Astley & Tyldesley’s Frank White gated first and put in a fast and smooth three laps to complete his maximum, ahead of team mate Aiden Green and Bury’s Sam Dunphy. This was the overall finishing order in the championship. Aiden also received a trophy for winning the u-10 Grand Prix series.

Manchester League u-10 Individual Final result

Frank White (A&T) 16, Aiden Green (A&T) 15, Sam Dunphy (Bury) 14, Stephen Warn (A&T) 13, Joseph Farrell (Stockport) 12, Myles Grantham (A&T) 11, Levi Edwards (A&T) 10, Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 9.

Referee – Ben Higham.

In the u-16 event, A&T’s Matt Snell and Emily Burgess both won their opening two races, beating team mate John White in heats 1 and 6 respectively. The two unbeaten riders met in heat 8. Emily held her grid 1 and then held off a series of strong challenges from Matt throughout the race, to take the all important race win and the title, as she had no opposition in her last scheduled ride. Matt beat team mate Charlie Burgess in heat 11, to seal 2nd place, with John White winning his last two races to finish 3rd overall.

Manchester League u-16 Individual Final result

Emily Burgess (A&T) 16, Matt Snell (A&T) 15, John White (A&T) 14, Ewan Ferreira (Stockport) 13, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 12, Chloe Warn (A&T) 11.

Referee – Ben Higham.