MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Grand Prix Round 2

Stockport was the venue for Round 2 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on a cold Wednesday evening.
The Division 2 match was raced first, with a repeat of the 1st Round, in which three riders raced unbeaten in the three categories ridden. They were Bury’s Bobby Dunphy in the u-10s category, his team mate, Jayden Hancock, in the u-13s section, and A&T’s Duncan Whalley, in the u-16s group. Bury’s five riders pipped A&T’s top five scorers by a single point, to win the Division 2 match, 69-68.

Manchester League Division 2 result (top 5 scorers only count to teams’ totals)

Bury 69 Astley & Tyldesley 68

U-10s: Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 16, Josh Pilkington (A&T) 13, Levi Edwards (A&T) 13, George Keeble (Bury) 12, Alex Lawless (A&T) 10, Thomas Smith (A&T) 8.
U-13s: Jayden Hancock (Bury) 16, Oscar Belt (A&T) 14, Harriet Belt (A&T) 12, Savannah Hancock (Bury) 11, Oliver Fox-Wingfield (A&T) 10, Chloe Bassett (A&T) 7.
U-16s: Duncan Whalley (A&T) 16, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 14.

Referee – Graham Lush.

Just five riders turned out for the Division 1 match, but the five heats all produced some excellent racing. A&T’s Reece Pollitt again top scored, despite being relegated to last place in heat 3. Defending champions, A&T, took the team win on the night, to extend their lead in the table.

Manchester League Division 1 result (top 5 scorers only count to teams’ totals)

Astley & Tyldesley 28 Bury 11 Stockport 11

Seniors: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 13, Terry Norman (Stockport) 11, Mike Baldock (Bury) 11, Steve Harris (A&T) 10, Duncan Whalley (A&T) 5.

Referee – Graham Lush.