A busy week of cycle speedway racing has seen Astley & Tyldesley race to emphatic wins in the North & Scotland League. This keeps Team Green very much in contention to repeat the feat of 2017 in winning all three divisions. A&T raced to a convincing 111-61 win over Stockport in the Division 1 match at Gin Pit on Sunday. Reece Pollitt and Tomek Wlodarczyk both raced unbeaten for A&T, with strong performances from all ten riders.
Stockport conceded 30 penalty points for fielding an ineligible rider, in the Division 2 match. A&T took maximum scores from nine of the twelve races, with Tom Morrissey, John White, Charlie Burgess and Mark Grantham all racing unbeaten.
A&T romped to a massive 178-12 win in the Division 3 match. The White brothers, Frank and John, both raced unbeaten in the u-10 and u-13 matches respectively.
Astley & Tyldesley raced to two great wins in the North & Scotland League at Edinburgh.
The Division 1 match was dubbed by some people pre-match as being the title decider. The match certainly lived up to expectations, as the Redbraes Park crowd were treated to a full blooded, no holds barred encounter, with numerous clashes and re-runs throughout the 18 heats. League leaders A&T trailed by 1 point after 16 races, but kept their nerve and compusure to take 7-3 maximum heat wins in the last two races, to grab a crucial 90-83 win, over 2nd placed Edinburgh. Fittingly, it was A&T's longest serving rider, Tomek Wlodarczyk, 17 years with the club, who took the race win which clinched the match win to put A&T in a strong position to win the North & Scotland League Division 1 title for the third successive year. Remi Burchardt, 6th in the list of all time A&T points scorers, made an excellent return to the team, losing only once to an opponent
A&T took a comfortable win, 68-51, in the Division 2 match, to maintain their title challenge. A&T took three 7-3 heat wins in the opening four races and never looked back.