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Sun 23rd April Edinburgh v Astley & Tyldesley Edinburgh

Astley & Tyldesley visited the defending Northern League Division 1 champions Edinburgh on Sunday.

After two shared heats, A&T took the lead with a 6-3 win in heat 3. A 7-3 win to the strong Tomasz Wlodarczyk/ Damian Zareba pairing over Jason Burke/ Marcin Czarkowski in heat 9 gave A&T a commanding 50-39 interval lead. A 7-2 to the Burke/ Mike Hewitson pairing over Ciaran Collins in heat 11, after Reece Pollitt was excluded, gave the home side hope of a recovery. However, the Wlodarczyk/ Zareba pairing banged in another 7-3 over Craig Newsome/ Neil McPherson in the next race to put A&T 13 points ahead. The visitors held on to record an impressive 93-82 win, courtesy of a solid scoring team. Zareba raced unbeaten for A&T, with Wlodarczyk beaten only by Edinburgh's top scorer, Burke, in the last race.

Northern League Division 1 match result:

Edinburgh 82 Astley & Tyldesley 93

Edinburgh: Jason Burke 20, Craig Newsome 17, Mike Hewitson 15 (2), Jake Slight 14, Kamil Greszla 10 (2), Marcin Czarkowski 4, Neil McPherson 2.

A&T: Tomasz Wlodarczyk 22, Damian Zareba 21 (3), Kyle Holland 14 (3), Reece Pollitt 12 (1), Max Evans 8 (2), Paul Graham 8, Ciaran Collins 6, Mark Grantham 2.

A&T's win was followed up with an 87-63 win in the Division 2 match. Edinburgh led 16-14 after heat 3, but A&T banged in four successive 7-3 heat wins to take the lead and put the match beyond reach. Max Evans raced unbeaten for A&T, with solid scores from the rest of the team.
Best for Edinburgh was Ewan Kennedy, who won three races.

Northern League Division 2 match result:

Edinburgh 63 Astley & Tyldesley 87

Edinburgh: Ewan Kennedy 16, Lewis Foxley 14, Lee Lawrence 12, Dode Mitchell 9 (3), Ciaran Leslie 5, Skye Mitchell 4, James Foxley 3.

A&T: Gareth Paine 18, Max Evans 17 (3), Matt Snell 16 (2), Mick Knowles 15 (2), Mark Grantham 11 (1), Emily Burgess 9, Lucy Grantham 1.

A&T completed a great day in the Scottish capital by taking a 62-46 win in the Division 3 match, to maintain their 100% record in that division. Emily Burgess raced unbeaten, with A&T's other four young riders all scoring double figures.

Northern League Division 3 match result:

Edinburgh 46 Astley & Tyldesley 62

Edinburgh: Ciaran Leslie 15, James Foxley 14, Amy McDonald 9, Ben Foxley 8.

A&T: Emily Burgess 16, Duncan Whalley 13, Lucy Grantham 12, Aiden Green 11, Tom Beeley 10.
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