Astley & Tyldesley took on Edinburgh in a Northern Combination League
match at Gin Pit on Sunday. The match was ridden in extremely unpleasant
cold conditions, with continual driving rain and strong winds, making
life difficult for the riders, even though the track surface once again
held up well.
Edinburgh controlled the match throughout to run out emphatic 97-50
winners. Christopher Lee was the only unbeaten visiting rider, with
solid scores from the rest of the side. Reece Pollitt was A & T's only
race winner, when winning heat 12. Roy Heslop, Ron Makin and Beccy
Heslop all beat opponents, whilst young Max Evans gave it his all.
Stefan Whitelegg pulled out after two rides, feeling unwell. With two
riders already missing from the planned line-up, this meant that A & T
had to go with a rider short in three races.
Northern Combination League match result
Astley & Tyldesley 50 Edinburgh 97
A & T: Reece Pollitt 14, Roy Heslop 10 (1), Ron Makin 9, Beccy Heslop 9,
Max Evans 6, Stefan Whitelegg 2.
Edinburgh: Chris Lee 18 (2), Callum Slight 18 (1), Paul Kelly 17 (2),
Mark Lee 17 (1), John Murphy 15 (3), Dougie Morgan 12 (1).
Referee - Bill Phillips.
The 1st Round of the A & T Go-Ride Grand Prix series was cancelled due
to the bad weather.