MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Round 1

Astley & Tyldesley hosted Round 1 of this year’s Manchester League series. On a cold, damp and blustery Wednesday evening, 23 riders turned out at Gin Pit.

A&T took the team win in the Division 1 match, with both A&T’s Reece Pollitt and Stockport’s Jake Read riding to 16 points maximums. Reece recorded the fastest time of the night, 42.09 seconds in heat 1.

Manchester League Division 1 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 45 Stockport 39 Sheffield 9
Open: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16, Jake Read (Stockport) 16, Adam Watson (Independent) 13, Ben Higham (Stockport) 12, Adam Phillips (A&T) 12, Louis Wright (Stockport) 11, Kyle Holland (A&T) 9, Laura Watson (Sheffield) 9, Mick Knowles (A&T) 8.

Referee – Chaz Whalley.

There was the welcome addition of a Women’s category, as part of the Division 2 match, for restricted categories. Defending champions A&T took a convincing team win in the Division 2 match. A&T’s Aiden Green, Tom Morrissey and Emily Burgess all raced to 16 points maximum scores in the u-10s, u-13s and Women’s categories respectively. Stockport’s Harry Hulme was the lone u-16 rider, with no entrants for the u-19 event.

Manchester League Division 2 match result

Astley & Tyldesley 74 Bury 28 Stockport 16
U-10s: Aiden Green (A&T) 16, Sam Dunphy (Bury) 13, Stephen Warn (A&T) 9, Levi Edwards (A&T) 8, Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 4.
U-13s: Tom Morrissey (A&T) 16, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 14, Duncan Whalley (A&T) 12, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 11, Owen Simcock (A&T) 10.
U-16s: Harry Hulme (Stockport) 16.
Women: Emily Burgess (A&T) 16, Jess Hindley (A&T) 12, Chloe Warn (A&T) 8.
Referee – Chaz Whalley.