Match / Event
|Sun 2nd April||Astley & Tyldesley v Glasgow||Astley & Tyldesley|
Astley & Tyldesley staged a double header of Northern League racing in the sunshine at Gin Pit on Sunday. A&T had several riders missing for various reasons and were locked in a tightly contested Division 2 match with Glasgow.
A&T took the lead with a 6-4 in heat 1, but Glasgow levelled the scores in heat 6 and then took the lead, which they extended to 6 points after heat 11. The home team reduced the deficit in the next race, before a dramatic heat 13, which saw Glasgow's Andy MacDougall take a tumble whilst trying to pass A&T's Matt Snell, with a subsequent exclusion as cause of the stoppage. A&T took a 7-2 in the re-run to edge 1 point ahead, but Glasgow regained the lead in the penultimate race. Snell and A&T debutant Chaz Whalley took the all important 6-4 in the last race, to give A&T the win by the narrowest of margins, 75-74. Mick Knowles raced unbeaten for A&T, with good support from Matt Snell and Emily Burgess. Joe Beuckmann lost only to Knowles in heat 12, with good support from Colin Gray and Lachlan MacDougall.
Northern League Division 2 match result:
Astley & Tyldesley 75 Glasgow 74
A&T: Mick Knowles 19 (1), Matt Snell 15 (1), Emily Burgess 14, Chaz Whalley 10 (1), Charlie Burgess 10, Ben Forshaw 7.
Glasgow: Joe Beuckmann 18 (1), Colin Gray 15 (1), Lachlan MacDougall 13 (1), Andy MacDougall 11 (2), Jim Alexander 10, Chic Mackie 7 (1).
Referee - Mike Hack.
12 A&T youngsters contested the Division 3 match which followed, raced over 9 heats. Jack Murray, Emily Burgess and Charlie Burgess all raced unbeaten.
Northern League Division 3 match result:
Astley & Tyldesley 90 Glasgow 0
A&T: Jack Murray 12, Emily Burgess 12, Charlie Burgess 12, Duncan Whalley 9, Lucy Grantham 9, Tom Beeley 8, Aiden Green 6, Deon Dickinson 5, Laura Snell 5, Josh Parkinson 5, Freddie Cox 4, Oscar Belt 3.
Referee - Chaz Whalley.
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