Astley & Tyldesley enjoyed success in the Northern League Division 3 match at Bury, exclusively for u-12 riders. A&T started the match at the top of the league table, with Bury in 2nd place and a comfortable 67-44 win for A&T saw them extend their lead at the top of the table. Adam Turnbull raced unbeaten for Bury, whilst Max Evans top scored for A&T, losing only to Turnbull.
Bury 44: Adam Turnbull 16, Tom Whitwam 15, Louis Turner 13.
A&T 67: Max Evans 15, Daniel Burns 13, Matthew Snell 10, Ben Dickinson 8, Alex Semtyshin 8, Ashton Semtyshin 7, Charlie Dickinson 6.
Referees - Charles Whalley and John Burston.
After all the excitement of the British U16 Club Championships the day before it was back to bread and butter racing for the Ipswich Eagles with the Norwich Stars the visitors to Whitton hoping to be the first team this season to lower the South East champions colours , but the home team have been unbeaten now for eleven matches in SE1 competition.
Ipswich were no mood to hand out any charity to their opponents and punish any opening or mistakes the Norwich team made and by heat seven had manage to score seven points in every heat as they went about their task in ruthless fashion and were not going to ease off at any given time and by half had amass over sixty points.
The second half went very much the same way as the first with the home continuing to dictate the pace of the meeting with powerful gating and controlled team racing and barely looked in danger of dropping any heats and went on to win all eighteen heats and for the second time this season scoring over 120 points and the fourth match in a row they have gone over the 100 point barrier.
Ipswich were able to give Fraser Harris his debut in South East One fixture as team manager Tony Stant continues to look's to give as many of the young and up coming stars at the club a chance to test themselves in a higher division and with Leon Mower the only rider in the team over twenty years of age, Ipswich already have a youthful look about the team.
The only sour note for the management team was a comment directed towards his team that they are killing the sport in this region with their dominance ,which is sad to hear after all the effort that goes into getting where we are today as it wasn't that long ago when it was Ipswich who have been on the end of some heavy defeats. But this doesn't detract from another all-round team performance ,a pleasing performance from Jordan Stant who slowly getting back form.
Ipswich 122: Jordan Stant 19, Charlie Rumbold 18, Daniel Knights 15, Richard Fellgett 15,
Ashley Hill 13, Leon Mowwr 11, Fraser Harris 11, Jamie Chittock 10,Lewis Roberts 10.
Norwich 55: Alan Parkins 10, Danny Margiston 10, Toby Sands 8, Jamie Medler 8, Alex Dyball 8 , Rohan Ewbank 6, Steve Copping 4, Paddy Wenn 2.
Like the first team Ipswich were looking to continue their impressive start to the season and were looking to stretch their unbeaten run to fifteen matches and an remarkable record that it was in 2009 that they last lost at home in an SE2 fixture.
With many of the team stepping up into the first team it was another chance for team manager Les Fellgett to let some of thre other squad members have a chance gain more experience in team riding, the Ipswich side contained three riders from yesterday successful British U16's team in the shape of Matt Hill, Ben Harvey and Pierce Bacon aswell European & British Women Champion Lauren Jacobs so forming a solid spine in the team , it was also a chance for Lisa Bown to continue her progress.
The first two heats were drawn before the home team won heat three 7-3, a shared heat in four, heats five and six went the way of the home team with two 7-3's and suddenly the match was starting to look very much like the first with the home team dominating proceedings and by half time lead by sixteen points 48- 32 ,within the first four heats after the break the gap had open up to thirty points as the Ipswich side turned the screw as so many times already this season as their fitness takes over the opposition and team riding abiltly with experience heads on such young shoulders, for the home team Matt Hill can look back at great weekend of racing along with Ben Harvey, for the away team young Mason Parkins is alreaddy showing signs of good rider in the making and with the likes of Dyball, Medler and Ewbank there's promise of good things to come for the Norfolk outfit and the side was lead from the front by Danny Margiston.
Ipswich 100: Ben Harvey 18, Matthew Hill 17 , Lauren Jacobs 15 , Fraser Harris 14,
Lisa Bown 12 , Pierce Bacon 10 , Ricard Fellgett 7 , Daniel Knights 6.
Norwich 59: Danny Margiston 17 , Rohan Ewbank 11 , Alex Dyball 10 , Jamie Medler 9 ,
Mason Parkins 5 , Steve Copping 2, Brandon Green 2 , Ciran Wenn 2.
Bury hosted Round 3 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series at a dry Goshen circuit. In the juniors (Diivision 2) match, home riders Tom Whitwam and James Elston raced unbeaten in the u-10s and u-13s categories respectively. A&T's Reece Pollitt and Stockport's Adam Phillips were joint top scorers in the u-16 match, despite both being excluded in the last race. Stockport duo Jack Lush and Jake Read joint top scored in the u-19s event, as their team took the overall win on the night.
Manchester League Division 2 Round 3 result (top 5 scorers only from each team count to team totals)
Stockport 70 Bury 65 Astley & Tyldesley 56
U-10s: Tom Whitwam (Bury) 16, Louis Turner (Bury) 15, James Barry (Stockport) 15, Ben Dickinson (A&T) 13, John White (A&T) 10, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 10, Ashton Semtyshin (A&T) 10, Emily Burgess (A&T) 8, Charlie Dickinson (A&T) 8.
U-13s: James Elston (Bury) 16, Max Evans (A&T) 12, Alex Semtyshin (A&T) 8.
U-16s: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 11, Adam Phillips (Stockport) 11, Connor Simpson (Stockport) 9, Adam Watson (Bury) 8, Danny Taylor (Bury) 5.
U-19s: Jack Lush (Stockport) 15, Jake Read (Stockport) 15, Mat Lush (Stockport) 14, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 10, Ryan Livesey (Bury) 10, Laura Watson (Bury) 6.
Referee - John Whiting (Bury).
The senior match was hard fought throughout, none more so than when three riders came down in a heavy first bend clash in heat 6, which left Bury's Chris Parish with a broken scaphoid. Despite this, he completed the match and inflicted the only defeat of the night on Stockport's Terry Norman in the re-run. Stockport made it a double success on the night, by winning this match too.
Manchester League Division 1 Round 3 result (top 5 scorers only from each team count to team totals)
Stockport 66 Bury 51 Astley & Tyldesley 6
Seniors: Terry Norman (Stockport) 15, Chris Parish (Bury) 14, Adam Phillips (Stockport) 14, Mat Lush (Stockport) 13, Jake Read (Stockport) 13, Jack Lush (Stockport) 11, Ben Higham (Stockport) 11, James Elston (Bury) 10, Adam Watson (Bury) 10, Kristian Ramsden (Bury) 9, Dawid Renc (Bury) 8, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 7, Ryan Livesey (Bury) 7, Ron Makin (A&T) 6, Laura Watson (Bury) 6, Connor Simpson (Stockport) 5.
Referee - John Whiting (Bury).
South West League - Poole v Swindon
Poole maintained their 100% record in the South West League with a comprehensive victory at the expense of Swindon who battled gamely for the first half of the match but wilted under relentless pressure in the closing heats. After 13 heats, the scoreline stood at 72-57 but Poole hammered in four 7-3 maximum wins in the last five heats.
Viisiting rider Andy Hill was only able to win one of the 18 heats while seven of the home side shared the remainding race wins to underline their supremacy. For the home side, there was an encouraging performance from Chris Blundell who made his first team debut after just 3 months of competitive racing.
Bouyed by their good showing against Leicester seven days ago, Swindon were at full strength and were competitive throughout with James Bailey and Jake Neighbour probably the pick of the bunch although the final scoreline probably failed to do justice to their team's efforts.
Hampshire based John Carry, formerly a top rider in the 1980's, took charge of his first senior league fixture since his return to the sport as a referee and did an extremely good job with plenty of challenging incidents to test him fully!
Poole 105: Arron Morgan 19 Aaron Smith 18 Leyton Glover 16 Pete Young 13 Luke Armes 12 Sam Hearn 11 Chris Shylock 11 Chris Blundell 5
Swindon 71: James Bailey 13 Jake Neighbour 11 Rob Hunt 9 Paul Matthews 9 Jim Collier 8 Matthew Rayson 6 Danny Harper 6
Poole 77: Callum Albin 16 Niall Instone 13 Callum Smith 9 Jay Briggs 7 Krissie Mines 7 Alex Lane 5 Colin Rowles 2 Fraser Garnett 1
Swindon 60: Daniel Rayson 12 Jim Collier 11 Sean Brown 10 Danny Harper 10 Sam Gardiner 9 Alice Neighbour 8
Conference League (U16)
Poole 61: Niall Instone 13 Jay Briggs 12 Callum Albin 11 Aaron Smith 8 Krissie Mines 8 Cameron Hoff 4 Fraser Garnett 4 Callum Smith 1
Swindon 59: Matt Rayson 15 Jake Neighbour 12 Daniel Rayson 10 Sean Brown 10 Sam Gardiner 7 Alice Neighbour 5
Midland League Division 3 - Leicester v Bretford
Leicester 66 (Sarah Olsen 14, Liam Davies 14+1, Jimmy Wassell 13, Luke Whitehead 9+2, Joel Duckham 5, Liam Wood 5+1, Chloe Whitehead 3, Liam Doughty 3)
Bretford 64 (Kyle Roberts 16, Mason Phillips 14, Matt Hambridge 10, Dan Price 8, Nial Cleaver 8, Jason Cleaver 4+1, Scott Price 2, Jack Bayliss 2)
Leicester 78 (Michelle Whitehead 14+2, Liam Doughty 13+2, Abi Duckham 12+3, Chloe Whitehead 12, Jenna Whitehead 10+1, Mia Duckham 10+2, Liam Davies 4, Jimmy Wassell 3)
Bretford 51 (Nial Cleaver 15+1, Dan Price 9+1, Jack Bayliss 8, Bailie Phillips 7, Scott Price 6, Owen Ford 4, Charlie Bracken 2)
Midland League - Wednesfield v Birmingham
Wednesfield Aces 105 Birmingham Monarchs 74
Paul Heard 18+1, Chris Jewkes 17+2, Ricki Johnson 16+2, Matt Haddock 14+1, Mark Griffiths 12+3, Glyn Rowley 12+1, Scott Doherty 11+1, Alex Aris 5+1.
Chris Timms 19, Nathan Groves 11+3, Mark Winwood 10+1, Bob Prince 10, Paul Timms 8, Ewan Hancox 8, Dylan Hexley 5, Richard Stevenson 3.
Midland League Div2
Wednesfield Aces 82 Birmingham Monarchs 48
Alex Aris 16+1, Karl Parfitt 15+4, Courtney Aris 15, Tom Bewick 10+2, Charlie Ellitts 10+1, Dylan Brooks 10, Wayne Aris 6+1.
Ewan Hancox 17, Natalie Timms 9, Reece Winwood 7, Richard Stevenson 6, Dylan Hexley 5, Ryan Winwood 4.
Wednesfield Dragons 86 Birmingham Monarchs 92
Tom Bewick 15, Troy Allen 14, Dave Meanley 13+1, Phil Hemming 12, Mick Aris 10+2, Harrie Everiss 8+2, Karl Parfitt 8+1, Courtney Aris 6.
Mark Winwood 19, Nathan Groves 18+1, Chris Timms 16, Bob Prince 12+2, Paul Timms 11, Ewan Hancox 7, Dylan Hexley 5+2, Richard Stevenson 4.
Newport Cycle Speedway first team made it seven wins out of seven with another ton up performance beating Hellingly Lions in Sussex by 100 points to 77.
This was Newport's fifth score of 100 or more points in just seven matches and shows the team is in slelndid form.
The difficuilt Hellingly track plays tricks on visiting teams but such is Newport's confidence this year that they had no worries quickly establishing an early lead through wins from the Carmichael/ Evans and Sidwick/Hughes pairings. This continued throughout the first half when the team went 15 points ahead at the interval.
The home team were trying hard to stay in the match but relied too much on the impressive Neil Hollebon. Heat 10 saw a brilliant bit of racing as Hughes and Sidwick once again impressed for Newport as they ran out winners by 23 points. Next up is another unbeaten team Poole who visit Newport for a top of the table clash on 7 July at 2pm.
Newport's Division 2 team also remain unbeaten after beating Hellingly by 84 to 71, evergreen pair Colin Simmons and Kevin Greaves both top scored for Newport with 13 but it was 14 year old Stuart Ward who impressed on his first visit to the track.
Hellingly 77: N.Hollebon 21, J.Moore 16, M.Hollebon 14, S.Archer 11, E.Patel 5 D.Welch 5, J.Morley 3, M.Stretton 2
Newport 100: O.Sidwick 18, J.Harrold 18, M.Carmichael 14, R.Evans 13, A.Hughes 11, N.Evans 10, C.Davies 9, D.Bock 7
Hellingly 70: S.Archer 14, J.Morley 12, E.Patel 10, K.Dugard 9, M.Stretton 8, R.Ball 8
Newport 84: C.Simmons 13, K.Greaves 12, D.Bock 11, S.Ward 9, R.Davies 4, J.Sidwick 4, W.Evans 3