MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Round 5 from Bury

Bury hosted Round 5 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series, on a pleasant Wednesday evening at Goshen.

In the u-10s match, A&T’s John White and Jack Murray both rode to 16 points maximum scores.

The u-13s category saw A&T’s Matt Snell and Sheffield’s Tom Whitwam beating each other once, to jointly top score on 15 points.

As usual, the u-16 and u-19 categories were combined with points subsequently adjusted.

A&T’s Reece Pollitt won all his four races on the track, whilst Stockport’s Devon Campbell was unbeaten in the u-16s event.

In the team event, A&T took their fourth successive win, to clinch the Division 2 title for the third successive year.

Manchester League Div 2 match result (top 5 scorers only count to their team’s total)

Astley & Tyldesley 75 Bury 63 Stockport 48 Sheffield 15

U-10s: John White (A&T) 16, Jack Murray (A&T) 16, Zac Thacker (Bury) 13, Kaci Neath (Bury) 12, Lucy Grantham (A&T) 11, Duncan Whalley (Bury) 11,
Ethan Davies (A&T) 8, Frank White (A&T) 8, Josh Parkinson (A&T) 8, Aiden Green (A&T) 7.

U-13s: Matt Snell (A&T) 15, Tom Whitwam (Sheffield) 15, Daniel Bowler (Bury) 13, Louis Turner (Bury) 13, Emily Burgess (A&T) 12,
Josh Neath (Bury) 10, Luis Roberts (Bury) 9, Charlie Thacker (Bury) 9, Harry Radford (Bury) 8.

U-16s: Devon Campbell (Stockport) 16, Michael Preston (Stockport) 14, Adam Turnbull (Bury) 12, Louis Wright (Stockport) 12,
Eryk Motala (Bury) 10, Lance McCabe (Stockport) 6.

U-19s: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16.

Referees – Matthew Turnbull and Joe Holloren.

Team standings after 5 rounds – Astley & Tyldesley 19.5, Bury 15.5, Stockport 10, Sheffield 5.

In the Seniors (Division 1) match, Stockport’s Ben Higham top scored, dropping his only point to team mate Jake Read in heat 1.

Stockport took their second successive team win of the season, to cut Bury’s lead to 1 point, with 1 round remaining.

Manchester League Div 1 match result (top 5 scorers only count to their team’s total)

Stockport 34 Bury 31 Astley & Tyldesley 13

Seniors: Ben Higham (Stockport) 15, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 13, Kristian Ramsden (Bury) 12, Jake Read (Stockport) 11, Terry Norman (Stockport) 8, Adam Turnbull (Bury) 7, Kaysar Mohammedi (Bury) 7, Alan Plimley (Bury) 5.

Referee – John Burston.

Team standings after 5 rounds – Bury 13, Stockport 12, Astley & Tyldesley 5.

Grand Prix standings after 5 rounds:
U-10s: John White (A&T) 80, Duncan Whalley (Bury) 57, Jack Murray (A&T) 56.
U-13s: Matt Snell (A&T) 74, Tom Whitwam (Sheffield) 73, Louis Turner (Bury) 65.
U-16s: Adam Turnbull (Bury) 67, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 67, Michael Preston (Stockport) 63.
U-19s: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 75, Danny Taylor (Bury) 16.
Seniors: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 67, Kristian Ramsden (Bury) 61, Ben Higham (Stockport) 58, Terry Norman (Stockport) 58.

The sixth and final round of the series is at Stockport on Wednesday 27th July.