Manchester Walking Football 60s May 2019
The Manchester Walking Football 60s May 2019 session was played in showery weather at first but it soon dried up to give us pleasant conditions in this third month of the Spring league.
Only twenty three goals were scored today, nine in Division 1, eleven in Division 2 and only three in Division 3, all by Manchester Corinthians ‘A’. Eleven goals were scored in Division 4 on 16th May.
In Division 1 Wakefield Wanderers increased their lead over second placed Chorley Magpies to six points and must now be favourites for the Spring title. The Yorkshire lads won three and lost one, while the Magpies won two and lost two.
Rochdale Strollers remain in third spot adding four points their April total of thirteen with one win, a draw and two defeats. Age has certainly taken it’s toll on the Strollers all conquering side of a year or so ago. They obviously need to recruit some quality players in their early sixties. Admittedly easier said than done.
Nash Amblers had a better day, four points ahead of Chadderton FC WF in April, they increased their lead to nine points with two wins, a draw and the one loss. Chadderton without a goal today and two defeats and two draws look doomed for relegation for the Autumn league.
Division 2 sees Bolton Wanderers Walkers six point April lead over Bury Relics wiped out to a one point deficit after they lost three and drew one. The Relics, a much improved side, won two and drew two to lead the table by one point. Fleetwood Town Flyers are in third position, a point behind Bolton and two points behind Bury. Any one of these three could claim the Division 2 title in June. The Fleetwood side won one and drew three in this session, to keep them in contention.
AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders, bottom of the table with five points in April, move above Man City ‘A’ after their two wins and two draws, to add eight points to their April tally of five.
Newly promoted Man City ‘A’ could only manage two draws and two defeats and are at the foot of the table on ten points.
In Division 3, my own team, Manchester Corinthians ‘A’ have already secured the title with four fixtures remaining. They have a sixteen point lead over Northgate Strollers and cannot be caught. Without a goal conceded in twelve fixtures, the only unbeaten team in the league and only four points dropped, they will be in Division 2 in the Autumn league.
Northgate Strollers, on sixteen points remain in second spot, after their four 0-0 draws. Maccabi Old Codgers stay in third position despite only adding three points to their April nine. Three 0-0 draws and the one loss was a decent reward for their depleted team.
All the positions in Division 3 remain as they were in April. Rochdale Striders are still in fourth spot on eleven points, gaining three today with three 0-0 draws and the one loss.
Roach Dynamos also added three points to their April total of five with three 0-0 draws and the one defeat.
It’s all change in Division 4 with only Man City ‘B’ remaining in their foot of the table position. April leaders, Manchester Corinthians ‘B’ had a dreadful day with three 0-0 draws and two 1-0 defeats. Their two point lead is now a four point deficit.
Mancom, in second spot in April, now lie in fourth spot just one point above Man City. Mancom had two draws and three losses. Full credit to them though, they completed all their fixtures with a team of five players.
New table toppers are Preston North End Senior Whites who had an impressive four wins and one draw to add thirteen points to their April ten. They must now be favourites to gain promotion.
Chorley Yellows also had a decent day with two wins, two draws and the one loss. They are in third position on eighteen points. Rochdale Wanderers are a point behind Chorley after one win, two draws and two losses. As mentioned Man City are bottom despite picking up seven points from one win and four draws.
The teams second to fifth spot in this division are now only separated by four points.
Thanks once again to our band of referees, who continue to receive praise from the competing teams. With Matt Howells suffering from a foot injury and Alan Graham not available, they all stepped in to cover most of their fixtures, thanks lads.
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