ASTLEY and Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club made the short trip to Stockport for the final Northern League match of the season.

A&T trailed by three points at the interval but came out strongly in the second half to win 77-72.

Tomasz Wlodarczyk raced unbeaten for A&T, with Remi Burchardt beaten only in heat five and Dariusz Pilas beaten only in heat 15.

Ben Dickenson had three race wins, along with two last places.

It was Andy Knowles’ last match before retiring and he had the satisfaction of seeing A&T win to climb above Bury and draw level with Edinburgh on match points, for fourth place.

Two heat wins to the Dickenson/Partington pairing in the first four heats of the combination match saw A&T take a seven-point lead in the Combination (second team) match.

Stockport hit back strongly to win the match 68-50.

Luke Jamson and Dickenson won two races each for A&T.

This result sees A&T finish in third place in the final table.