Speedway: Northern Fours & Junior Lge

Speedway: Northern Fours & Junior Lge


Location: Astley & Tyldesley, Manchester
Event: 18 September 2011
Report: Mike Hack

Astley & Tyldesley hosted the sixth and final round of the Northern Fours and Junior League series at Gin Pit on Sunday.

Astley & Tyldesley riders took the top two places in the U10 event, as Adam Turnbull won with a 16 points maximum score, ahead of Max Evans on 14. Astley & Tyldesley's Reece Pollitt jointly top scored with Stockport's Matt Turner, on 15 points each, in the U13 category. Heckmondwike's Pawel Idziorek rode to a fine 16 points maximum in the U16 match. Bury's Joe Holloren and Stockport's Georgina Healey were the two unbeaten riders in the combination and girls matches respectively. Stockport won the junior team match overall and are the overall winners of the Northern Junior League.

In the Northern Fours League, Bury won convincingly, led by a Chris Parish maximum, whilst Heckmondwike finished second after a close battle throughout with Hull and Stockport. Bury are the overall winners of the Northern Fours League.



Adam Turnbull (A & T) 16, Max Evans (A & T) 14, Adam Taylor (Bury) 13, Kieran Smith (Stockport) 10, Daniel Burns (A & T) 9, Millie Turner (Stockport) 8, William Naylor (Heckmondwike) 6, Ben O'Shea (Bury) 4.


Reece Pollitt (A & T) 15, Matt Turner (Stockport) 15, James Elston (Bury) 14, Callum Smith (Stockport) 10, Andy Cooper (Hull) 10, Daniel Taylor (Bury) 7, Sam Vaughan (Bury) 5, Sam Booker (Heckmondwike) 4.


Pawel Idziorek (Heckmondwike) 16, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 12, Ben Swanborough (Hull) 9, David Cooper (Hull) 8, Ellis Halford (A & T) 4.


Joe Holloren (Bury) 16, Derek Garnett (Stockport) 12.


Georgina Healey (Stockport) 16, Katie Greaves (Hull) 12.

Northern Junior League

Stockport 83, Bury 59, Astley & Tyldesley 58, Hull 39, Heckmondwike 26.

Northern Fours League

Hull 35, Stockport 31, Bury 56, Heckmondwike 38.

Hull: Graham Storey 10, Ben Swanborough 10, David Cooper 9, Andy Cooper 4, Katie Greaves 2.
Stockport: Joe Pickford 10, Matt Turner 9, Derek Garnett 7, Georgina Healey 3, Callum Smith 2.
Bury: Chris Parish 16, Neil Howarth 15, Chris Finnigan 13, Steve Ward 10, James Elston 2.
Heckmondwike: Pawel Idziorek 15, Darren Kent 13, Justin Naylor 6, Andy Morris 4.

The Astley & Tyldesley Go-Ride League match scheduled for Thursday 22 September has been cancelled. Practices continue as usual each Tuesday evening.