MATCH REPORT: Northern Fours and Junior League Round 3

Astley & Tyldesley hosted Round 3 of the Northern Fours and Junior League series at Gin Pit on Sunday. 58 riders competed, with slick organisation resulting in 76 races completed in well under four hours.

In the Fours League, the joint leaders Bury Comets and Stockport were level on 27 apiece at the half way stage, with A&T in 3rd place.

Two second half race exclusions for Bury’s James Elston proved costly, as Stockport took a 4 points win over Bury Comets, with A&T a further 4 points adrift in 3rd place.

Reece Pollitt raced to a fine 16 points maximum score for A&T, clocking the fastest time of the day, 41.55 secs in heat 16. Heckmondwike’s Kyle Holland lost only to Bury’s Kristian Ramsden in heat 9, while Stockport’s Terry Norman lost only to Bury’s James Elston in heat 10.

Northern Fours League match result

Stockport 51 Bury Comets 47 Astley & Tyldesley 43 Hull 34 Heckmondwike 30 Bury Meteors 25

A&T: Reece Pollitt 16, Max Evans 11, Ciaran Collins 10, Ron Makin 4, Gareth Paine 2.

Bury Comets: Kristian Ramsden 14, Neil Howarth 13, Danny Taylor 12, James Elston 8.

Bury Meteors: Adam Turnbull 9, Adam Taylor 6, Steve Mann 4, Kaysar Mohammedi 4, Asim Hussain 2.

Heckmondwike 30: Kyle Holland 15, Mick Knowles 9, Justin Naylor 6.

Hull: Nathan Everett 13, Josh Bellis 9, David Cooper 8, Katie Greaves 4.

Stockport: Terry Norman 15, Jack Lush 13, Devon Campbell 12, Michael Preston 11.
Referee – Graham Lush.

Bury had won the opening two rounds of the Junior League, but they were pushed hard all the way by Astley & Tyldesley this time, before taking a narrow victory.

A&T’s John White raced unbeaten in the u-10s match, as did his team mates Matt Snell in the u-13s match and Reece Pollitt in the u-19s category.

Bury’s James Elston top scored in the u-16’s match, after a 3rd place first time out. Bury’s Adam Turnbull and Hull’s David Cooper joint top scored in the Division 2 match, dropping their only points to each other.

A&T had four youngsters making their debuts in the u-10s event – Tom Beeley, Owen Hutchinson, Ellis Hutchinson and Sabrina Evans.

Northern Junior League match result

Bury 194 Astley & Tyldesley 182 Sheffield 42 Stockport 31 Heckmondwike 30 Hull 27

U-10s: John White (A&T) 16, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 15, Joe Brownell (Sheffield) 15, Logan Perkins (Sheffield) 15, Jack Murray (A&T) 12, Zak Thacker (Bury) 11, Kaci Neath (Bury) 11, Frank White (A&T) 10, Duncan Whalley (Bury) 10, Ellis Hutchinson (A&T) 8, Josh Parkinson (A&T) 8, Rowan Neath (Bury) 7, Aiden Green (A&T) 7, Owen Hutchinson (A&T) 6, Tom Beeley (A&T) 5, Sabrina Evans (A&T) 4.

U-13s: Matt Snell (A&T) 16, Tom Whitwam (Heckmondwike) 15, Louis Turner (Bury) 15, Emily Burgess (A&T) 13, Harry Radford (Bury) 13, Jack Brownell (Sheffield) 12, Daniel Bowler (Bury) 11. Luis Roberts (Bury) 10, Josh Neath (Bury) 10, Holly Quinn (Bury) 8, Dane Brookes (Bury) 8, Tom Deakin (Bury) 8, Charlie Thacker (Bury) 7, Jack Littler (A&T) 2.

U-16s: James Elston (Bury) 14, Max Evans (A&T) 12, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 12, Michael Preston (Stockport) 11, Ciaran Collins (A&T) 10, Louis Wright (Stockport) 8, Eryk Motala (Bury) 7, Asim Hussain (Bury) 5.

U-19s: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16, Kyle Holland (Heckmondwike) 15.

Div. 2: Adam Turnbull (Bury) 15, David Cooper (Hull) 15, Gareth Paine (A&T) 13, Steve Mann (Bury) 12, Alan Plimley (Bury) 12, Katie Greaves (Hull) 12, Ron Makin (A&T) 9.
Referees – Kyle Holland and Mike Hack.