Sport – Cycle Speedway

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Astley & Tyldesley raced to two convincing wins in North & Scotland League Division 1 matches in Scotland on Sunday.

A&T lined up at Edinburgh for a 12 noon start. A first heat 6-4 win for A&T was followed by six successive maximum 7-3 heat wins, before a shared heat made the interval score 27-53. A&T continued their relentless pace with seven 7-3 heat wins in the second half, to run out 114-64 winners. A&T had six riders who raced unbeaten, with Pierce Bacon losing only in heat 1.
North & Scotland League Division 1 match result
Edinburgh 64 Astley & Tyldesley 114
A&T scorers: Pawel Idziorek 17 (plus 3 bonus), Pierce Bacon 16 (2), Paul Graham 16, Joel Partington 16, Steve Harris 14 (2), Tom Morrissey 13 (3), Reece Pollitt 13 (3), Owen Simcock 9.

A&T traveled to Dunfermline for the second match of the day, to race against Fife Revolutions for the first time in a Division 1 match. A&T opened up with five successive 7-3 heat wins, before captain Reece Pollitt picked up a start exclusion in heat 6. The teams went into the interval with A&T ahead, 51-28. Steve Harris, Pawel Idziorek and Paul Graham all raced unbeaten for A&T, in an emphatic 112-67 win.

North & Scotland League Division 1 match result
Fife 67 Astley & Tyldesley 112
A&T scorers: Pawel Idziorek 18 (2), Reece Pollitt 17 (3), Steve Harris 16 (4), Tom Morrissey 16 (3), Joel Partington 15 (1), Pierce Bacon 15, Paul Graham 12, Owen Simcock 3.

A&T’s youngsters took the team win in Saturday’s British Youth & Junior League Regional Round 3 match at Hull. Frank White, Duncan Whalley and John White all raced unbeaten in the u-12, u-14 and u-18 classes respectively. All three riders then went on to win their Grand Prix Finals.BYJL North & Scotland Regional Round 3 result
Astley & Tyldesley 67 Sheffield 37 Hull 29 Bury 13
A&T scorers: Frank White 16, Duncan Whalley 16, John White 16, Oliver Fox-Wingfield 10, Josh Pilkington 9.

Levi Edwards was A&T’s only entrant for the Little League match and his fine 15 points was bettered only by Bury’s Bobby Dunphy’s score in the u-10 category. This secured third place for Bury, with Hull winning the team event from Sheffield.

Little League North & Scotland Regional Round 3 result
Hull 65 Sheffield 44 Bury 16 Astley & Tyldesley 15
A&T scorer: Levi Edwards 15.

Issued by
Mike Hack
Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club Press Officer