Astley and Tyldesley host Heckmondwike

Astley and Tyldesley host Heckmondwike

Astley and Tyldesley host Heckmondwike

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ON a bright, but bitterly cold day, A&T entertained Heckmondwike in a Northern League fixture at Gin Pit.

In the Division One match, A&T took two maximum 7-3 heat wins early on to move into a 10-point lead after heat four.

The next four races were shared points, to make the interval score 45-35.

The home side stepped up a gear after the interval, banging in four 7-3 heat wins, to run out comfortable 87-63 winners, for their second Division One win of the season.

This was a good solid team performance by A&T, with the main body of the team all scoring well.

Polish flyer Pawel Idziorek won all his five races for the visitors, but Darren Kent was the Tykes' only other race winner in heat nine.

Northern League Division One match result: Astley & Tyldesley 87 Heckmondwike 63.

A&T: Reece Pollitt 18, Luke Jamson 15 (3), Danny Hughes 14 (5), Paul Graham 14, Joe Allen 12 (2), Lee Phillips 9 (1), Mark Graham 4, George Hughes 1.

Heckmondwike: Pawel Idziorek 20, Adam Watson 11 (1), Darren Kent 11, Laura Watson 9, Sandra Tamborska 7 (1), Justin Naylor 5.

A&T's under 13s riders once again turned out in force for the Division Three match and turned in a big win, for the third time this season.

There were plenty of big scores by the Team Green riders, whilst Tom Whitwam raced unbeaten for the visitors.

Northern League Division Three match result: Astley & Tyldesley 107 Heckmondwike 38.

A&T: Emily Burgess 14, Matthew Snell 14, Max Evans 14, Alex Semtyshin 12, Joe Quarmby 11, Ben Dickinson 11, John White 10, Charlie Burgess 8, Jonah Clare 7, Max Quarmby 6.

Heckmondwike: Tom Whitwam 16, Will Naylor 13, Bella Naylor 9.

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