Manchester Walking Football 65s March 2019
Manchester Walking Football 65s March 2019 saw heavy rain and strong winds before the kick off time. Fortunately the rain eased but the wind was a constant problem when trying to play football.
With the 65’s now having three divisions of five teams, it was a full calendar at the Heywood Sports Village. New teams to the 65’s league were, Chadderton FC WF, Manchester Corinthians, Wakefield Wanderers, Maccabi Old Codgers and Rochdale Wanderers, all in Division 3.
Only twenty one goals were scored in the thirty fixtures, seven in Division 1, five in Division 2 and nine in Division 3. After this first session of the league, only one point separates the top three in Divisions 1 and 2 and two points in Division 3.
Heading Division 1 are Rochdale AFC Strollers on six points, the same as Bury Relics but with a one goal difference advantage. Third are Mancom on five points, followed by Tameside Striders and Chorley FC WF both on three points and the same goal difference.
This division looks to be the tightest of all three and although they are no longer the team they were, it will be interesting to see if the Rochdale club can retain their Autumn trophy.
In Division 2 Man City and Rochdale Striders top the table, both on six points and the same goal difference. One point behind are AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders, who at last found their scoring boots beating Preston NE SW 3-0 in their final fixture.
Third Space Seniors are on four points, a point behind the Seasiders. Preston NE SW prop up the table on two points.
The top four teams in Division 3 all looked strong, with two points separating the top three. Chadderton FC WF are on eight points, closely followed by Manchester Corinthians on seven points and Wakefield Wanderers on six points. Maccabi Old Codgers are on five points with Rochdale Wanderers propping up the table and without a point in this session.
With all divisions tight at the top, it will be interesting to see how this develops in the coming months.
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