ASTLEY and Tyldesley welcomed Edinburgh Falcons for a Northern League meeting at Gin Pit.
Very strong winds all afternoon, blowing down the home straight, quickly nullified the pre-match track watering that had taken place, leaving the track dry and slippery.
Full credit to all riders who got on with the racing in difficult conditions.
Two of the opening three heats were shared, but Edinburgh took a grip on the match, with heat wins in races four and six to move into a 10-point lead.
There was a run of drawn heats in the mid part of the match, before Edinburgh finished off with three heat wins, as Pollitt picked up his second starting exclusion of the match in heat 17 and Joe Allen was a non-finisher in the last race.
A solid scoring Edinburgh side fully deserved their win, showing good team work throughout.
Mikey Hewitson was fast away from the tapes in every race, on his way to an unbeaten score.
Luke Jamson was best for A&T, losing only to Kamil Greszla and Hewitson, with his best support coming from Danny Hughes.
Northern League Division One match result: Astley & Tyldesley 78 Edinburgh 96.
A&T scorers: Luke Jamson 17 (plus one bonus), Danny Hughes 15 (1), Joe Allen 12 (2), Lee Phillips 10 (1), Reece Pollitt 10, George Hughes 6, Ron Makin 4, Ciaran Collins 4.
A MUCH more experienced Edinburgh team ran out easy winners over a largely young Astley & Tyldesley side in the Division Two match.
Reece Pollitt offered the most resistance, losing only to Mark Lee in heat 10.
Pollitt gained his revenge after Lee was excluded in heat 13, when the two riders clashed.
Once again, Edinburgh were solid scoring, right through the team line-up.
Northern League Division Two match result: Astley & Tyldesley 60 Edinburgh 89.
A&T scorers: Reece Pollitt 19, George Hughes 9, Ciaran Collins 9, Max Evans 8 (1), Matthew Snell 7, Ron Makin 5, Joe Quarmby 2, Melissa Boylin 1.
ASTLEY & Tyldesley finally got a win in the Division Three match.
There were two excellent races when Max Evans twice passed Callum Cairney to win heats five and eight.
Evans raced unbeaten, twice defeating Matthew Snell in the process.
Northern League Division Three match result: Astley & Tyldesley 54 Edinburgh 14.
A&T scorers: Max Evans 16, Matthew Snell 14, Joe Quarmby 10, Melissa Boylin 8, Max Quarmby 6.