ASTLEY and Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club youngsters turned in a great performance to convincingly beat Sheffield Rockets in a junior challenge match on Sunday.

On a hot sweltering day, A&T's youngsters won the opening five heats to race into a 33-17 lead on a dusty Sheffield circuit. Sheffield then rallied with two race winners, but A&T kept up the pressure to win another six heats and run out 91-59 winners. Stefan Whitelegg and Sacha Street both lost just once.

Reece Pollitt, racing in his first match, turned in a terrific performance, losing just once to an opponent.

Junior Challenge match result: Sheffield Rockets 59 Astley & Tyldesley 91.

Five A&T riders competed in Round One of the Hallamshire Go-Ride Grand Prix series.

Max Evans and Adam Turnbull both raced unbeaten and then won their respective Grand Prix Finals at under 8 and under 10 levels.

Reece Pollitt scored 12 and finished second in the under 12 GP Final, while Sacha Street scored 15 and finished second in the under 14 GP Final.

Matthew Turnbull finished third in the Open GP Final, after scoring five points in the qualifying heats.

Adam Phillips turned in a strong performance in the British under 13 Individual Championships at Exeter on Saturday.

He came through his semi final to qualify for the final. However, a slip in his first race saw him finish fourth and although he recovered well to record three wins and a second in his remaining four rides, the slip proved costly. Adam finished with a total of 15 points, just outside the rostrum placings, but he is still eligible for a crack at next year's championship.

Stockport hosted round three of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on Wednesday.

A&T's youngsters dominated the under 10 and under 13 categories, with Adam Turnbull, Max Evans, Joel Partington and Adam Phillips all being unbeaten by an opponent.

Stockport then hit back to dominate the under 16 and under 19 categories and just pipped A&T by two points in the Division Two junior match.

Manchester League Division Two match result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals): Stockport 74 Astley and Tyldesley 72 Bury 38 Sheffield 21.

The Division One result was never in doubt, with Stockport convincing winners.

Manchester League Division One match result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals): Stockport 67 Astley & Tyldesley 12 Bury 12.