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Sun 13th Oct Northern Fours & Junior League
Round 5

On a wet dismal day, Stockport hosted the penultimate Round 5 of the Northern Fours & Junior League series. Astley & Tyldesley started the day as clear leaders of both leagues, and wins today could have all but sealed the overall title wins. However. a low turn out of riders saw A&T beaten on the day in both leagues. Consequently, both titles are still up for grabs and will be decided in the final round of the series at Bury next Sunday.

Just five riders turned out for A&T in the Junior League match. Sheffield took the win on the day, to draw level with A&T at the top of the Junior League table. Aiden Green scored 14 points in the u-10s match, losing twice to Sheffield's Edward Balfour. Aiden now has a 1 point lead over Edward in the GP series. There were good scores from Levi Edwards and Freddie Cox, with 13 points apiece. Charlie Burgess top scored in the u-13s match with 13 points.

Northern Junior League match result:

(all GP scores except Div. 1 count to team totals)

Sheffield 69 Astley & Tyldesley 60 Bury 51 Stockport 28 Heckmondwike 26 Hull 20

U-10s: Oliver Banyard (Sheffield) 16, Edward Balfour (Sheffield) 15, Aiden Green (A&T) 14, Levi Edwards (A&T) 13, Freddie Cox (A&T) 13, Joseph Farrell (Stockport) 11, Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 8, Erin Balfour (Sheffield) 8, Ada Cox (A&T) 7.

U-13s: Charlie Burgess (A&T) 13, Ewan Ferreira (Stockport) 12, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 9, Ryan Byrne (Stockport) 5.

U-16s: Harry Radford (Bury) 14, Kielan Burton (Sheffield) 14.

U-19s: Eryk Motala (Bury) 16.

Div. 2: Darren Kent (Heckmondwike) 16, Jack Lister (Hull) 11, Thomas Kent (Heckmondwike) 10, Matt Eglen (Hull) 9, Steve Mann (Bury) 4.

Women: Niamh Morton (Sheffield) 16.

Div. 1: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16.

Referees - Graham Lush and Ben Higham.

Northern Junior League standings:

Astley & Tyldesley 21 (459); Sheffield 21 (442); Bury 15 (223); Hull 9 (135); Heckmondwike 6 (105); Stockport 6 (68).

The Fours League match was a hard fought affair, which was won on the day by Bury. Stockport edged out Astley & Tyldesley by a single point. A&T finished the day by remaining as
league leaders, but are now only one point ahead of second placed Stockport.

Steve Harris pulled off two superb passes on the opening laps of his first two races, as he went on to record a 16 points maximum score. Reece Pollitt gated superbly in each race, as he too posted a 16 points maximum score. However, the absence of any more 1st teamers, saw 2nd team riders Mick Knowles and Charlie Burgess promoted to the team, and they scored 8 and 6 points respectively.

Northern Fours League match result:

Bury 52 Stockport 47 Astley & Tyldesley 46 Hull 40 Sheffield 27 Heckmondwike 19

Bury: Kris Ramsden 14, Harry Radford 13, Danny Taylor 10, Kaysar Mohammadi 9, Eryk Motala 6.
Stockport: Ben Higham 14, Terry Norman 12, Louis Wright 11, Devon Campbell 10.
A&T: Steve Harris 16, Reece Pollitt 16, Mick Knowles 8, Charlie Burgess 6.
Hull: Nathan Everett 13, Jack Lister 10, Matt Eglen 9, Frank Auffret 6, Reagan Stubbs 2.
Sheffield: Niamh Morton 8, Kielan Burton 7, James Morris 7, Oliver Banyard 5.
Heckmondwike: Darren Kent 12, Thomas Kent 7.

Referee - Neil Howarth.

Northern Fours League standings:

Astley & Tyldesley 21 (197); Stockport 20 (189); Bury 18 (188); Hull 12 (155); Heckmondwike 7 (109); Sheffield 6 (111).
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