MATCH REPORT: Manchester League Round 4

Bury staged Round 4 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series, on a warm and sunny Wednesday evening.

Nine riders competed in the Division 1 match. Adam Watson, riding as an independent, raced unbeaten, with Stockport’s Terry Norman losing only to Adam in heat 4. Bury’s Tom Dunphy lost only to team mate Eryk Motala in heat 10. Defending Division 1 Champions, Bury, took the team win, to remain unbeaten in this year’s series.

Manchester League Division 1 result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals)

Bury 46 Stockport 26 Sheffield 10 Astley & Tyldesley 8

Div. 1: Adam Watson (Independent) 16, Terry Norman (Stockport) 15, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 15, Eryk Motala (Bury) 14, Ben Higham (Stockport) 11, Laura Watson (Sheffield) 10, Mark Radford (Bury) 9, Oscar Belt (A&T) 8, Owen Simcock (Bury) 8.

Referee – Harry Radford.

Veterans GP: Terry Norman (Stockport) 16, Mark Radford (Bury) 14.
Women’s GP: Laura Watson (Sheffield) 16.

The Division 2 (Youth & Junior) match was run on a mini-ladder format, again contested by seven riders. A&T’s Oscar Belt took his second successive win in the ‘A’ final race, passing Bury’s Owen Simcock, with A&T’s Levi Edwards 3rd and Bury’s Bobby Dunphy 4th. Defending Division 2 Champions, Astley & Tyldesley, took their fourth team win of the series.

Manchester League Division 2 result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals)

Astley & Tyldesley 75 Bury 30 Stockport 0

U-10: Alex Lawless (A&T) 16, Elijah Rechembei (A&T) 15.
U-13: Oscar Belt (A&T) 16, Levi Edwards (A&T) 15, Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 14, Josh Pilkington (A&T) 13.
U-19: Owen Simcock (Bury) 16.

Referee – Harry Radford.

The 5th Round of the series is at Stockport on Wednesday 3rd July, 7 pm start.