MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Round 2

Stockport hosted Round 2 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on a warm, sunny Wednesday evening.

There was a low turn out of riders, as Astley & Tyldesley made it two wins out of two in both Divisions.

A&T’s Duncan Whalley top scored in the u-10s category, losing only to team mate Aiden Green in heat 2. In the u-13s match, A&T’s Tom Morrissey top scored, losing only to team mate Charlie Burgess’ fine pass in heat 1.

The u-16s and u-19s were combined, with scores retrospectively adjusted. On the track, A&T’s Max Evans and Ciaran Collins, along with Stockport’s Michael Preston all top scored with 14 points.

Manchester League Division 2 match result (top 5 scorers count only to their team totals)
Astley & Tyldesley 73 Stockport 57 Bury 11
U-10s: Duncan Whalley (A&T) 15, Aiden Green (A&T) 13, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 11, Freddy Warn (A&T) 7, Sabrina Evans (A&T) 4.
U-13s: Tom Morrissey (A&T) 15, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 11, Harry Hulme (Stockport) 9, Chloe Warn (A&T) 5.
U-16s: Michael Preston (Stockport) 15, Max Evans (A&T) 14, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 13, Louis Wright (Stockport) 12, Daniel Mason (Stockport) 8, Emily Burgess (A&T) 7, Lance McCabe (Stockport) 7.
U-19s: Ciaran Collins (A&T) 16.

Referees – Ben Higham and Graham Lush.

The Senior match was hard fought, with riders scoring freely off their inside grids and struggling off the outside grids. A&T’s Ciaran Collins jointly top scored on 11 points with the Stockport pair of Ben Higham and Jake Read.

Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 scorers count only to their team totals)
Astley & Tyldesley 40 Stockport 28 Sheffield 10
Seniors: Ciaran Collins (A&T) 11, Ben Higham (Stockport) 11, Jake Read (Stockport) 11, Adam Watson (Sheffield) 10, Steve Harris (A&T) 10, Max Evans (A&T) 10, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 9, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 6.

Referee – Graham Lush.