Astley & Tyldesley maintained their 100% record in the North & Scotland League, with convincing wins in all three divisions against Edinburgh at Gin Pit today.
The Division 1 match was a hard fought event, with numerous re-runs leading to the match taking over two hours to run. A&T took the lead in heat 1, with a 6-4 to the Kamil Bielica/ Steve Harris pairing over Ed and Niall Morton. A 7-3 to the Bielica/ Tomasz Wlodarczyk pair over the Morton brothers in heat 5 put A&T firmly in control with a 29-21 lead. Edinburgh kept in contention mid match, before a 7-3 heat win to the Bielica/ Reece Pollitt pairing over Jason Keith and Jake Slight in heat 12 was followed by a 7-2 to the Pawel Idziorek/ Pollitt pairing over Niall Morton, after Slight was excluded in heat 14. This made the scores 77-62. An unsavoury incident in heat 17 saw Edinburgh's Craig Newsome red carded for a bike throwing incident and dissent to the referee. A&T rounded off the match with a 7-3 to the Pollitt/ Idziorek pairing over Neil McPherson/ Keith, to make the final score 100-72. Kamil Bielica and Reece Pollitt both raced unbeaten for A&T, with solid support throughout. Captain Mikey Hewitson was best for Edinburgh, with three race wins and lost twice only to Pollitt.
North & Scotland League Division 1 match result
A&T 100: Kamil Bielica 24, Reece Pollitt 22 (2), Pawel Idziorek 20 (1), Steve Harris 14 (1), Tomasz Wlodarczyk 13 (3), Adam Phillips 4, Kyle Holland 2 (1), Mick Knowles 1, Mark Grantham dnr, Paul Graham dnr.
Edinburgh 72: Mikey Hewitson 17 (1), Ed Morton 14, Niall Morton 13 (2), Jason Keith 10 (2), Jake Slight 8 (1), Josh Herring 8, Neil McPherson 3, Lewis Foxley 2, Craig Newsome -3.
Referee - Chaz Whalley.