Manchester Walking Football 60s April 2019
Manchester Walking Football 60s April 2019 was played in dry but very cold conditions. The thirty games produced thirty goals. Eight in Division 1 and eleven each in Divisions 2 and 3.
In Division 1 it’s quite tight at the top. Wakefield Wanderers increased their lead at the top to three points over Chorley FC Magpies. The Wanderers won two and drew two, while the Magpies won one and drew three.
Not out of contention are Rochdale AFC Strollers, just the one point behind Chorley and four behind Wakefield. The Strollers added eight points to their March five with two wins and two draws.
Fourth are Nash Amblers who added four points to their March two with one win, a draw and two losses. This is strange because they have excellent fire power when Pete Smith and Steve Wingrove are playing.
Chadderton FC WF prop up the table on two points and were without a win or a goal in this session.
In Division 2 Bolton Wanderers Walkers have a six point lead over Bury Relics. Bolton won one and drew three to add six points to their March total of ten. The Relics are a fast improving team and with two wins and two draws, they move from bottom spot to second place. They have the same points as third placed Fleetwood Town Flyers but a two goal difference advantage.
The Flyers could only add four points to their March six with a win, a draw and two losses. Man City ‘A’ are in fourth spot on eight points after their four draws in this session.
Bottom of the table are AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders who could only add two points to their March three with two draws and two losses.
Division 3 sees March leaders Manchester Corinthians ‘A’ on twenty two points, having increased their March four point lead to a massive ten point lead with four wins. With only two points dropped from eight fixtures and no goals conceded they could very well have the championship tied up in May.
Northgate Strollers remain in second spot on twelve points, adding another six to their March six. The Strollers had two wins and two losses.
Maccabi Old Codgers who remain in third spot added three points to their March six with one win and three losses. Rochdale Striders and Roach Dynamos swap places at the bottom of the table. The Striders who were on two points had two wins and two losses to put them on eight points, three ahead of the Dynamos.
Roach Dynamos on two points in March could only add three to their tally with one win and three losses.
With three teams on seven points and the same goal difference after the March session, it was all to play for in this April session. Ten goals were scored in the fifteen fixtures.
Manchester Corinthians ‘B’, joint leaders in March, had two wins and three draws to give them a two point advantage at the top. The other two joint leaders in March, Chorley FC Yellows and Mancom had differing results. The Yellows had three draws and two losses, which dropped them to fifth spot, while Mancon had the one win and four draws.
Rochdale Wanderers, on three points and bottom spot in March, had a great day with two wins and three draws to move them into third spot on twelve points.
Preston North End Senior Whites added six points to their March four and are in fourth position, with one win three draws and the one loss.
Man City ‘B’ move from fourth spot to bottom of the table with two draws and three defeats.
The source of this complaint will remain anonymous but here it is –
“The main problem at Heywood at the moment is the lack of goals, which you need to address soon because every team are moaning about the children size goals. I know the cost to acquire larger adult size nets and at the moment that will be out of the question, my solution (which will cost nothing) is to amend the rule concerning the goal area, which are way to big, and to allow all players to enter and to score goals and any fouls in the area is a penalty kick.”
My response –
Nobody to my knowledge has complained about the goal size at Heywood. We have no control over the facilities whatsoever, so the goals will remain as they are.
Also there is no way players will be allowed in the ‘D’ area. This is for the keepers safety. We recently played in a tournament in Spain where players were allowed in the ‘D’ and it was a complete shambles and 2 keepers were injured because of it. We play to the FA rules and this includes no entry into the ‘D’
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