MATCH REPORT: A&T in cruise control

Astley & Tyldesley made it a clean sweep of three wins in Sunday’s Northern League fixture against Hull, at Gin Pit.

A cagey opening four races saw A&T hold a 20-18 lead in the Division 1 match. Two maximum race wins followed, as A&T took control of the match and they rounded off with six successive heat wins to record an emphatic 89-57 win.

Max Evans rode to his first ever 20 points maximum score in a 1st team match. Reece Pollitt also raced unbeaten, Paul Graham lost just once, with solid scores from the rest of the team.

Nathan Everett, David Cooper and Josh Bellis all won a race apiece for the visitors.

A&T 89
Max Evans 20, Reece Pollitt 18 (2), Paul Graham 16 (3), Mark Grantham 16
(1), Ciaran Collins 10 (3), Emily Burgess 9.

Hull 57
Nathan Everett 14, Josh Bellis 11, Jack Lister 10, David Cooper
8 (1), Katie Greaves 7 (1), David Lister 7 (1).

Referee – Mike Hack

Hull fielded an ineligible rider in the Division 2 match, so despite Hull winning 81-68 on the track, the 20 penalty points incurred meant that A&T ran out 88-81 winners.

Max Evans again raced to a 20 points maximum, with good scores from Mark Grantham and Ciaran Collins. Josh Bellis top scored for a solid scoring Hull team, losing only to Evans and Collins. John White pulled out after injurying a leg in his first race. A&T remain in 2nd place in the Division 2 table.

A&T 88
Max Evans 20, Mark Grantham 14, Ciaran Collins 14, Danny Pickup
8, Emily Burgess 6 (1), Ben Forshaw 6 (1), John White 0.

Hull 81
Josh Bellis 18, Nathan Everett 16 (1), Jack Lister 15 (2), David
Cooper 14 (2), David Lister 12 (4), Katie Greaves 6.

Referee – Mike Hack

Hull didn’t field any riders in the Division 3 match, so A&T rode to a whitewash 116-0 win, to remain top of the table. Emily Burgess raced unbeaten, with Danny Pickup losing just once and Nathan Holt twice.

Emily Burgess 16, Danny Pickup 15, Nathan Holt 14, Charlie Burgess 12,
Jack Murray 11, Aiden Green 10, Tom Beeley 10, Logan Outram 9,
Frank White 7, Lucy Grantham 7, Sabrina Evans 5.

Referee – Catherine White