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Sun 15th March Astley & Tyldesley v Sheffield Astley & Tyldesley

Continuing on from the match against Edinburgh there were two matches against Sheffield, as the second part of the double header. In the Division 2 match, Sheffield took the lead in heat 1, with a 6-4 from Kielan Burton/Laura Watson over Mark Grantham/ Duncan Whalley. The Stars never lost the lead after that and eventually ran out 80-70 winners. Kielan Burton rode to a maximum score, with good support from a solid scoring team. Captain Mark Grantham was best for A&T, but the third match of the day for both John White and Emily Burgess, on the opening day of the season, proved to be a tall task.

North & Scotland League Division 2 result:

Astley & Tyldesley 70 Sheffield 80

A&T: Mark Grantham 18, Emily Burgess 14, John White 13 (4), Tom Morrissey 13, Charlie Burgess 6 (1), Duncan Whalley 5 (1), Frank White 1.

Sheffield: Kielan Burton 18 (2), Luke Morton 16 (2), Will Banyard 15, Steven Webber 9, Niamh Morton 8 (2), Laura Watson 7 (1), James Morris 6 (1), Edward Balfour 1.

Referee - Lee Phillips.

Sheffield gave defending champions A&T a good run in the Division 3 match, before A&T ran out 101-74 winners. Oliver Banyard and Frank White both raced unbeaten in the u-10s match, whilst Edward Balfour and Duncan Whalley beat each other once in the u-13s match.

North & Scotland League Division 3 result:

Astley & Tyldesley 101 Sheffield 74

A&T: Frank White 16, Duncan Whalley 15, Oscar Belt 13, Levi Edwards 13, Lucy Grantham 11, Stephen Warn 9, Blake Jeffery-Leyland 9, Myles Grantham 8, Harriet Belt 7.

Sheffield: Oliver Banyard 16, Edward Balfour 15, Charlie Priest 14, Laythan Sharp 13, Lacey Ackroyd 9, Charlie Taylor 7.

Referee - Catherine White.

A big thank you to all our riders, officials and volunteers, who worked hard to put on a long day's racing on a cold day.

Reece Pollitt took a fine 3rd place in the prestigious Dash Trophies u-23 Individual at Wednesfield on Saturday. Reece scored 17 points, as home rider Brandon Whetton took the
overall win. Reece went on to score 11 points in the Senior individual, won by Birmingham's Chris Timms. Steve Harris scored 13 points in the Veterans individual, which was won
by Birmingham's Mark Winwood.
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