Astley & Tyldesley extended their 100 per cent record in all three North & Scotland League divisions on Sunday.

A&T and Hull fought out a keenly contested encounter in the Division 1 match. A&T took the lead in heat 1, with a 6-4 to Steve Harris/ Mark Grantham. Three shared heats followed, before the visitors took a 7-3, to put Hull in front, 26-24. Three more shared heats made the interval score: A&T 39 Hull 41. A&T drew level in heat 11, with a 6-4 to the Pawel Idziorek/ Paul Graham pairing. A&T effectively clinched the match with two great 7-3 heat wins from outside grids by the Adam Phillips/ Reece Pollitt pairing in heats 12 and 14, over former World Champion Dave Hemsley to put A&T 75-65 ahead.

The match was very tight throughout the first half, as a strengthened Hull team gave A&T a real challenge. However, A&T’s superior fitness told in the second half. Gin Pit track designer Dave Hemsley recorded the fastest time of the day, 40.80 seconds in heat 3.

North & Scotland League Division 1 match result

Astley & Tyldesley 93 Hull 87

A&T scorers: Pawel Idziorek 19 (plus 1 bonus), Adam Phillips 18, Steve Harris 17, Reece Pollitt 16 (3), Kyle Holland 6 (3), Paul Graham 6 (1), Matt Snell 6 (1), Mick Knowles 3, Mark Grantham 2.

A&T were fast out of the traps in the Division 2 match, scoring maximum points in all four opening heats, to take a 28-11 lead. A&T were able to give rides to two u-13 riders after that, whilst increasing their lead, to run out convincing 74-43 winners. Mick Knowles, Emily Burgess, Mark Grantham and Matt Snell all raced unbeaten for A&T.

North & Scotland League Division 2 match result

Astley & Tyldesley 74 Hull 43

A&T scorers: Matt Snell 20, Mark Grantham 15 (1), Emily Burgess 14 (2), Mick Knowles 11 (1), Lee Phillips 8 (2), Charlie Burgess 3, Duncan Whalley 3.

A&T raced to their customary big win in the Division 3 match, 137-19, despite having riders missing during the school holidays. A&T’s Aiden Green raced unbeaten in the u-10s match, with Duncan Whalley top scoring in the u-13s match, beaten only by Chloe Warn in heat 4.

North & Scotland League Division 3 match result

Astley & Tyldesley 137 Hull 19

A&T scorers: Aiden Green 16, Frank White 15, Duncan Whalley 15, Tom Beeley 13, Chloe Warn 13, Levi Edwards 12, Myles Grantham 12, Oscar Belt 11, Harriet Belt 11, Aliesha Green 8, Lewis Skitterall 7, Owen Simcock 4.

On Easter Sunday, A&T stage Round 1 of the British Women’s League, at Gin Pit, 12 noon start.