ASTLEY & Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club welcomed Sheffield for a Northern League encounter at a sunny Gin Pit on Sunday.

In the Division One match, A&T took the lead with a well-worked 7-3 to the Mark Grantham/ Damian Zareba pairing in heat 2.

The next race saw Paul Graham and Kyle Holland receive start exclusions to gift Sheffield a 7-0.

However, the same pairing made amends with a 7-3 in heat 5 to put the home side back in front, 25-22, for a lead they never lost.

Sheffield belatedly claimed inside grids in heat 15, as the home side marched on to clinch a comfortable 95-78 win.

Reece Pollitt raced unbeaten for A&T and scored 23 points, with Zareba losing only once to rack up 20 points.

Kyle Holland scored 14 points, while Paul Graham, Max Evans and Mark Grantham all brought home nine points.