MATCH REPORT: A&T power to another triple

Astley & Tyldesley posted three league wins for the third week running of the North and Scotland League season, at a sunny Gin Pit on Sunday.

Points were shared in the first heat of the Division 1 match, before A&T took first and second places in the next five races, to open up an unassailable 40-20 lead.

A&T continued to rack up the points – the only exception being when Northumbria took a consolation 7-3 heat win over A&T’s young subs in heat 14. Kyle Holland, Reece Pollitt and Ciaran Collins all raced unbeaten, with good support throughout, as A&T ran out 114-66 winners.

Jason Keith and Dan Redshaw battled hard for the visiting Vikings team.

A&T 114
Kyle Holland 20 (4), Reece Pollitt 20 (4), Ciaran Collins 19 (1), Max Evans 16 (3), Mark Grantham 15 (1), Mick Knowles 13, Damian Zareba 4, Matt Snell 4, Emily Burgess 2, Danny Pickup 1.

Northumbria 66
Jason Keith 14 (2), Dan Redshaw 14 (1), Terry Kirkup 10, Dan Thompson 9, Shane Gray 7, Andy Knowles 6, Bradley Stansfield 3, Paul Thompson 3.

Referee – Chas Whalley

A more competitive Division 2 match took place, with A&T running out comfortable 82-68 winners.

A&T took the lead in heat 2 and gradually extended this throughout the match. Emily Burgess raced to a 20 points maximum score, with Max Evans, Mark Grantham and Mick Knowles all unbeaten in their rides.

Shane Gray and Andy Knowles both won races for the visitors and, along with Dan Thompson, provided spirited opposition.

A&T 82
Emily Burgess 20, Matt Snell 16, Max Evans 12, Mark Grantham 10 (2), Mick Knowles 7 (1), Danny Pickup 6, John White 5, Ben Forshaw 5, Mark Brundrett 1.

Northumbria 68
Shane Gray 15, Dan Thompson 14 (1), Andy Knowles 12 (3), Bradley Stansfield 11, Neil Magee 9 (2), Paul Thompson 7 (1).

Referee – Chas Whalley

A&T recorded a whitewash 157-0 win in the Division 3 match, to extend their unbeaten run at the top of the table.

Duncan Whalley raced unbeaten in the U10s match, with newcomer, Tom Morrissey, and 6 year old Aiden Green impressing.

Frank White won his last two races, after taking a nasty fall first time out. Emily Burgess recorded another maximum score in the U13s match.

A&T 157
Duncan Whalley 16, Emily Burgess 16, Tom Morrissey 14, Aiden Green 14, John White 13, Fraser Brundrett 12, Lucy Grantham 11, Charlie Burgess 10, Laura Snell 9, Freddie Cox 8, Tom Beeley 8, Frank White 8, Sabrina Evans 7, Jack Murray 7, Deon Dickinson 4.

Referee – Catherine White.