MATCH REPORT: A&T equal record score in Manchester League

Stockport hosted Round 3 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on
Wednesday evening.

A&T’s John White and Charlie Burgess both raced to 16 points maximum scores in the u10s match, with Jack Murray unbeaten by an opposition rider.

A&T’s Matt Snell top scored in the u13s category, losing only to Sheffield’s Tom Whitwam in heat 11, after beating him in heat 3. With only one u-19 rider, the u16s and u19s races were combined, with scores subsequently adjusted.

On the track, A&T’s Reece Pollitt lost only to Bury’s James Elston in heat 8, after beating him two heats earlier. Both riders were credited with unbeaten scores in their respective age categories.

In the Division 2 match score, taken from each club’s top 5 scorers from the u10, u13, u16 and u19 categories, Astley & Tyldesley equalled the record score of 77 points, set by A&T in 2014, to win on the night.

A&T’s top 5 scorers only dropped one point to an opposition rider all night.

Manchester League Division 2 match result (top 5 scorers count to each team’s total)

Astley & Tyldesley 77 Bury 70 Stockport 40 Sheffield 14

U10s: Charlie Burgess (A&T) 16, John White (A&T) 16, Jack Murray (A&T) 14,
Zak Thacker (Bury) 14, Duncan Whalley (Bury) 11, Lucy Grantham (A&T) 10,
Kaci Neath (Bury) 10, Rowan Neath (Bury) 8, Frank White (A&T) 7, Sabrina Evans (A&T) 5.
U13s: Matt Snell (A&T) 15, Tom Whitwam (Sheffield) 14, Emily Burgess (A&T) 13,
Josh Neath (Bury) 13, Louis Turner (Bury) 13, Harry Radford (Bury) 12,
Holly Quinn (Bury) 10, Luis Roberts (Bury) 8, Charlie Thacker (Bury) 8.
U16s: James Elston (Bury) 16, Adam Turnbull (Bury) 14, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 13,
Ciaran Collins (A&T) 13, Max Evans (A&T) 11, Louis Wright (Stockport) 11,
Michael Preston (Stockport) 10, Eryk Motala (Bury) 9, Asim Hussain (Bury) 8,
Lance McCabe (Stockport) 6.
U19s: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16.

Referee – Graham Lush

Team standings after 3 rounds – Astley & Tyldesley 11.5, Bury 9.5, Stockport 6, Sheffield 3.

Stockport’s Terry Norman raced unbeaten in the Senior (Division 1) match.

A&T’s Reece Pollitt won his first three races, before finishing behind Norman and Stockport’s Jake Read in heat 10.

Bury took their third successive team win in the Division 1 match.

Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 scorers count to each team’s total)

Bury 44 Stockport 39 Astley & Tyldesley 32

Seniors: Terry Norman (Stockport) 16, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 14, Michael Preston (Stockport) 13, James Elston (Bury) 12, Kristian Ramsden (Bury) 12, Ciaran Collins (A&T) 11, Jake Read (Stockport) 10, Adam Turnbull (Bury) 9, Gareth Paine (A&T) 7, Louis Turner (Bury) 6, Alan Plimley (Bury) 5, Eryk Motala (Bury) 3.

Referee – Graham Lush

Team standings after 3 rounds – Bury 9, Stockport 6, Astley & Tyldesley 3.

Cover photo by Lee Paul Cullen –