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Sun 2nd April Astley & Tyldesley v Fife Astley & Tyldesley

League newcomers Fife Revolutions were in action at Gin Pit in a Division 2 match.

The first three races were drawn, as A&T provided the race winners. Fife then banged in three 7-3 heat wins in the next four races, to move into a commanding 45-32 lead at the interval. A&T rallied to keep the gap at 13 points, before Fife finished off with three successive 7-3 heat wins, to run out convincing 86-61 winners. Fife captain Craig Hardie lost only to Matt Snell in heat 1, whilst James Keenlyside lost only to Mick Knowles in heat 2, with strong support throughout. Knowles was best for A&T with two race wins. The visitors put in an impressive display and are a welcome, competitive addition to the Northern League.

Northern League Division 2 match result:

Astley & Tyldesley 61 Fife 86

A&T: Mick Knowles 16, Matt Snell 13, Emily Burgess 12, Charlie Burgess 8 (1), Chaz Whalley 6 (1), Jack Murray 5, Ben Forshaw 1.

Fife: Craig Hardie 18 (1), James Keenlyside 17 (2), Vas Hill 16 (2), Jake Ferguson 14 (1), John Hutton 14 (1), Alex Macleod 4 (1), Jacob Callaghan 3 (1).

Referee - Mike Hack.

A&T made it three wins out of three in the Division 3 match which followed, split into u-10 and u-13 categories. Emily Burgess raced unbeaten in the u-13's match, with Duncan Whalley racing unbeaten in the u-10s match.

Northern League Division 3 match result:

Astley & Tyldesley 118 Fife 12

A&T: Duncan Whalley 16, Emily Burgess 16, Lucy Grantham 14, Tom Beeley 13, Aiden Green 13, Jack Murray 9, Charlie Burgess 8, Laura Snell 7, Josh Parkinson 7, Oscar Belt 5, Freddie Cox 5, Deon Dickinson 5.

Fife: Jacob Callaghan 12.

Referee - Chaz Whalley.
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