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A&T Match Day Poster 2024
A&T Match Day Poster 2024

The 2024 Cycle Speedway season opened with Round 1 of the Northern Fours and Junior League, at Hull, on Sunday. Despite the cold, wet weather, racing was very competitive at the Hessle Raceway.

For the Fours League match, A&T welcomed British Women’s Indoor Champion, Emily Burgess, back onto the team. British o-50 Indoor Champion, Steve Harris, top scored for A&T, with 13 points, which included a race win. They were backed up by good contributions from youngsters Oscar Belt and Josh Pilkington. A&T finished in 4th place on the day, as Sheffield took the opening round win.

Northern Fours League result

Sheffield 58 Bury 52 Hull 48 Astley & Tyldesley 35 Heckmondwike 29 Stockport 0.

A&T scorers: Steve Harris 13, Oscar Belt 9, Emily Burgess 7, Josh Pilkington 6.

A&T put in a great performance to take 2nd place in the Junior League match, finishing behind Hull. Alex Lawless top scored in the u-10s category, with Steve Harris joint top scorer in the Division 2 riders event.

Northern Junior League result

Hull 137 Astley & Tyldesley 94 Sheffield 58 Heckmondwike 44 Bury 23 Stockport 0.

A&T scorers: Alex Lawless 16, Heather Brighouse 14, Steve Harris 14, Oscar Belt 13, Josh Pilkington 12, Levi Edwards 9, Nahom Tumizghy 7, Jacob Barrington 5, Charlotte Brighouse 4.

Astley & Tyldesley host Round 2 of the Northern Fours and Junior League, at Gin Pit, next Sunday (17th March). Racing starts at 12.00 noon, at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners’ Welfare Club, Meanley Road, Gin Pit, Tyldesley, M29 7DW. Spectators welcome, with free admission and parking, refreshments on sale. Further details at www.astleycyclespeedway.org.uk

Issued by

Mike Hack

Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club Press Officer

Mob: 07905 413396

** Please note change of email address from last year **