Manchester Walking Football 65s May 2019
With rain at first, then the odd drizzle it was a cold day at Heywood for this Manchester Walking Football 65s May 2019 Spring league session. Twenty four goals were scored in the thirty fixtures. Seven in Division 1, nine in Division 2 and eight in Division 3.
Bury Relics, with a two point lead over Mancom in April, now have a four point lead at the top of Division 1. Replacing Mancom in second spot are Rochdale AFC Strollers. Bury had two wins and two draws, the Strollers had one win and three 0-0 draws, while Mancom had two draws and two losses.
Bury Relics look odds on favourites to win the Division 1 title but you can never discount Rochdale AFC Strollers. Mancom now look out of contention with an eight point deficit.
At the bottom Tameside Striders and Chorley FC, both on six points and the same goal difference in April, are still at risk of relegation. The Striders now have a two point advantage over the Chorley team and a better goal difference.
Tameside won one, had two draws and the one defeat while Chorley had three 0-0 draws and a loss. It could be that the head to head in June decides who drops into Division 2 but Tameside now have the advantage and a few more points gained could see them safe.
In Division 2 newly promoted Man City have moved from third spot to first after two wins and two draws. They have a one goal difference advantage over AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders, who are on the same seventeen points. The Seasiders had two wins, one draw and one defeat.
Third Space Seniors, who had a top of the table two point advantage in April, drop to third spot, a point behind City and Blackpool, after one win, one draw and two losses. It’s still all to play for with these three sides in June.
Preston NE SW and Rochdale Striders are both on eleven points, the striders bottom on a goal difference of minus one. Preston had three 0-0 draws and the one loss, while the Striders had the same results.
All places in Division 3 remain the same as they were in April.
It’s still tight at the top but Manchester Corinthians, who had a two point lead over Chadderton in April, have increased that lead to four points despite having four players missing today. The Corinthians had two wins and two draws, while Chadderton managed one win and three 0-0 draws.
Maccabi are third after one win, one draw and two losses. Fourth are Wakefield Wanderers, one point behind the Codgers after one win, two draws and the one defeat.
Rochdale Wanderers prop up the table on six points. They had had two draws and two defeats in this session.
We had a new referee today, which brings our total up to seven. Ed O’Donnell had a good debut and all our referees tightened up on the contact, well done lads.
All the results and tables can be found HERE.
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