MATCH REPORT: Manchester League round 3

Round 3 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series was staged at Stockport on Wednesday evening. 6 year old Aiden Green of Astley & Tyldesley top scored in the U10s match, losing only to Bury’s Kaci Neath in heat 4.

A&T’s Emily Burgess won three races in the U13s category, but was excluded in her match race with Bury’s Josh Neath, so this let in Bury’s Harry Radford to top score with 14, after losing twice to Emily.

A keenly contested jointly run U16/U19 match, saw Stockport’s Louis Wright and A&T’s Max Evans as the joint top scoring u-16 riders. Stockport’s Michael Preston won three races after an exclusion first time out. A&T’s Reece Pollitt raced unbeaten as an U19.

Astley & Tyldesley took the team win for the third successive round, ahead of Stockport.

Manchester League Division 2 match result (top 5 scorers only count for team totals)
Astley & Tyldesley 72 Stockport 59 Bury 47

U-10s: Aiden Green (A&T) 15, Duncan Whalley (A&T) 13, Kaci Neath (Bury) 12, Frank White (A&T) 12, Jarvis Yates (Stockport) 10, Rowan Neath (Bury) 8.
U-13s: Harry Radford (Bury) 14, Josh Neath (Bury) 13, Emily Burgess (A&T) 12, John White (A&T) 12, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 10, Jack Murray (A&T) 6.
U-16s: Louis Wright (Stockport) 14, Max Evans (A&T) 14, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 13, Michael Preston (Stockport) 12, Matt Snell (A&T) 11,
Ben Forshaw (A&T) 10, Lance McCabe (Stockport) 10, Daniel Mason (Stockport) 10.
U-19s: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16, Ciaran Collins (A&T) 14.
Referee – Graham Lush (Stockport).

A&T’s Reece Pollitt raced to a 16 points maximum score, for the second senior GP round in succession. Stockport’s Jake Read dropped his only point to
Reece in heat 6. Stockport took the team win, for the second successive round.

Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 scorers only count for team totals)
Stockport 63 Astley & Tyldesley 47 Sheffield 19 Bury 13
Seniors: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16, Jake Read (Stockport) 15, Louis Wright (Stockport) 13, Ben Higham (Stockport) 13, Kris Ramsden (Bury) 13, Adam Watson
(Sheffield) 12, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 11, Terry Norman (Stockport) 11, Max Evans (A&T) 10, Ciaran Collins (A&T) 9, Daniel Mason (Stockport) 8,
Mick Knowles (A&T) 7, Laura Watson (Sheffield) 7, Lance McCabe (Stockport) 6, Ben Forshaw (A&T) 5.
Referee – Graham Lush (Stockport).

Manchester League positions after 3 of 6 rounds ridden.
Division 2: Astley & Tyldesley 9 Bury 5 Stockport 4
Division 1: Stockport 10 Astley & Tyldesley 9 Sheffield 5 Bury 2