It was a close fought Group A match in Round 2 of the Northern Fours League, at
Stockport on Sunday. Astley & Tyldesley lined up minus Reece Pollitt, who suffered a broken thumb on Saturday at Birmingham. Despite this, A&T took a narrow
three points win over Stockport and Bury. A&T led at the end of each of the three rounds of races, but finished off on the unfavourable grid 4’s. Bury had cut A&T’s lead to one point going into the last race.
Stockport’s Jake Read took the win off grid 1, with Pawel Idziorek
securing second place, for his only defeat of the day, to seal the match win for A&T. The four A&T riders all scored well, to take their second win of the series.
Northumbria drop to group B in the next round. Northern Fours League Group A match Stockport 44 Astley & Tyldesley 47 Bury 44 Northumbria 25 A&T scorers: Pawel Idziorek 15, Steve Harris 12, Mick Knowles 10, Kyle Holland 10, Emily Burgess dnr. Hull took the win in the Group B match, to reclaim their place in the next round’s Group A match. Andy Angell raced to a maximum score. Northern Fours League Group B match Sheffield 36 Heckmondwike 38 Hull 46 Fours League match points Astley & Tyldesley 7, Stockport 5.5, Bury 5.5, Northumbria 4, Hull 3,
Heckmondwike 2, Sheffield 1. League standings Astley & Tyldesley 14, Bury 11.5, Stockport 10.5, Northumbria 7, Hull 7, Heckmondwike 3, Sheffield 3.
Stockport hosted Round 2 of the Northern Grands Prix on Sunday, on the same billing
as the Fours League. Astley & Tyldesley’s Tom Morrissey raced unbeaten in the u-13s event, as did Emily Burgess in the Women’s category. A&T’s Pawel Idziorek raced unbeaten in the Division 1 match. In the Northern Junior League Team category, Astley & Tyldesley took a comfortable win, to move to the top of the table, finishing ahead of Bury and Hull.
Northern Individual Grand Prix results – Northern Junior League categories A&T scorers: Tom Morrissey 16, Emily Burgess 16, Duncan Whalley 15, Mick Knowles 15,
Aiden Green 14, Lewis Skitterall 12, Charlie Burgess 12, Freddie Cox 10, Freddy Warn 9, Chloe Warn 7. Division 1 GP: Pawel Idziorek 16, Kyle Holland 14. Northern Junior League team result (all categories except Division 1 count) Astley & Tyldesley 126 Bury 79 Hull 67 Sheffield 48 Stockport 19 Heckmondwike 17 League standings Astley & Tyldesley 11 Hull 10 Bury 9 Sheffield 5 Stockport 4 Heckmondwike 3.
The next round is at Bury on Sunday 4th November.