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Astley & Tyldesley welcomed two clubs from north of the border in a double header North & Scotland League fixture at Gin Pit on Sunday.

First up were Fife Revolutions, in a top of the table Division 2 clash, with both teams unbeaten going into the match. Fife took  the lead in heat 5 and 
held an interval lead of 43-36. A&T pulled back in the second half to force a last heat decider, with Fife leading 70-67. Max Evans won the race for A&T, 
but Fife took the minor places, to clinch a 75-71 victory. It was a very entertaining and dramatic match, as Division 2 champions A&T suffered their first 
defeat of the season, with a more solid Fife team winning at Gin Pit for the second successive year. Max Evans top scored, losing only once to an opponent.
Glasgow Cyclones were the second visitors of the day to Gin Pit. The visitors opened with a 6-4 heat win, but A&T hit back with two successive 7-3 heat wins 
to take a lead they never lost. The lead was extended to ten points at the interval. A&T were content to hold on to this gap and were able to give rides to 
the younger members of the squad in the second half, before running out 80-70 winners. Emily Burgess top scored for A&T, losing only once to an opponent
League leaders A&T took a whitewash 116-0 victory over Glasgow in the Division 3 match, to extend their unbeaten record. Fraser Brundrett and Duncan 
Whalley jointly top scored with 15 points each, losing once to each other.