MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Round 2

Report by Mike Hack

Bury staged Round 2 of the Manchester League series, on a wet Goshen track on Wednesday.

Defending champions Bury took their second win of the series, in the Division 1 match, finishing well ahead of Stockport and Sheffield. Bury’s Reece Pollitt and Eryk Motala both raced unbeaten.

Manchester League Division 1 result
Bury 63 Stockport 24 Sheffield 13
Open: Reece Pollitt (Bury) 16, Eryk Motala (Bury) 16, Laura Watson (Sheffield) 13, Ben Higham (Stockport) 13, Mike Baldock (Bury) 13, Terry Norman (Stockport) 11, Owen Simcock (Bury) 9, Mark Radford (Bury) 9.
Veterans GP: Terry Norman (Stockport) 16, Mark Radford (Bury) 15.
Women GP: Laura Watson (Sheffield) 16.
Referee – Harry Radford.

In the Division 2 match, defending champions Astley & Tyldesley took their second win of the series. Alex Lawless led the team scores, winning the u-10 category for a 16 points score. The rest of the team all scored well, as A&T ran out convincing winners over Bury, 73-32.

Manchester League Division 2 result
Astley & Tyldesley 73 Bury 32
U-10s: Alex Lawless (A&T) 16, Elijah Rechembei (A&T) 15.
U-13s: Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 16, Levi Edwards (A&T) 15, Oscar Belt (A&T) 14, Josh Pilkington (A&T) 13.
U-19s: Owen Simcock (Bury) 16.
Referee – Harry Radford.

Round 3 takes place at Stockport on Wednesday 5th June, 7 pm start.