Astley & Tyldesley were well represented at Round 5 of the Manchester
League Grand Prix series at Bury on Wednesday evening, with A & T riders
in each category.
A & T started the night as clear leaders of the Division 1 (senior)
league, but took a blow when Mike Hack pulled out after 1 ride, due to
suffering a recurrence of a pulled calf muscle, thereby conceding a
guaranteed 5 points. This proved decisive as Sheffield took the victory
on the night, with Stockport pipping A & T by 3 points for 2nd place.
Ben Dickenson took a race win, as the four fit A & T riders all fought
gamely throughout. Sheffield's win puts them 1 point clear, with one
round to go.
Manchester League Division 1 match result
Sheffield 50 Stockport 40 Astley & Tyldesley 37 Bury 16
Terry Norman (Stockport) 15, Dariusz Pilas (Sheffield) 14, Piotr
Jamroszczyk (Sheffield) 14, Ben Higham (Stockport) 13, Dylan Radcliffe
(Stockport) 12, Chris Parish (Bury) 12, Ryan Hoyland (Sheffield) 11,
Jamie Brown (Sheffield) 11, Ben Dickenson (A & T) 10, Will Evans (A & T)
9, Andy Knowles (A & T) 9, Luke Jamson (A & T) 8, John Whiting (Bury) 4,
Mike Hack (A & T) 1.
Referee - Alan Taylor (Stockport).
Division 1 League positions
(after 5 rounds) - Sheffield 13 Astley & Tyldesley 12 Stockport 12 Bury
A & T started the night as joint leaders with Stockport of the Division
2 (junior) league. Stockport scored 1 point more than A & T on the
night, to move 1 point clear with one round remaining. The result,
however, could have been different had the Stockport referee excluded
Stockport's Dylan Radcliffe for clearly moving at the start in heat 4 of
the U-16 match, instead of calling all riders back for a re-run, which
he duly won. Adam Watson once again raced unbeaten in the U-10s
category, with Stefan Whitelegg losing twice only to Adam and Colin Farn
scoring well. Joel Partington lost only to Stockport's Joe Pickford in
the U-13 category.
Manchester League Division 2 match result
(top 5 scorers count to team total)
Stockport 69 Astley & Tyldesley 68 Sheffield 49 Bury 41
Adam Watson (A & T) 16, Stefan Whitelegg (A & T) 14, Colin Farn (A & T)
13, Jake Wild (Stockport) 10, Adam Turnbull (A & T) 10, Max Evans (A &
T) 7, Tyler Koch (A & T) 6.
Jake Read (Stockport) 15, Richard Hudson (Sheffield) 15, Joel Partington
(A & T) 15, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 14, Sandra Tamborska (Sheffield)
13, James Carter (Stockport) 12, Matt Turner (Stockport) 11, Adam South
(Bury) 10, Amber Webster (Sheffield) 10, Georgina Healey (Stockport)
10, Chris South (Bury) 8, Sophie Pickford (Stockport) 7, Ashley Houlden
(Sheffield) 6, Kieron Hale (Sheffield) 5.
Ben Higham (Stockport) 15, Dylan Radcliffe (Stockport) 13, Jon-Luc
Miladinovic (Bury) 12, Jack Lush (Stockport) 12, Mat Lush (Stockport)
11, Michael Kennedy (Bury) 7, Laura Watson (A & T) 6, Will Owens (Bury)
Jamie Brown (Sheffield) 15, Ben Dickenson (A & T) 10, Ryan Hoyland
(Sheffield) 9, Luke Jamson (A & T) 6.
Referees - John Whiting (Bury) and Alan Taylor (Stockport).
Division 2 League positions
(after 5 rounds) - Stockport 17 Astley & Tyldesley 16 Sheffield 7
The 6th and final round takes place at Stockport on Wednesday 8th July.