Manchester Walking Football November 2018
Manchester Walking Football November 2018 was the third session of the Over 60’s Autumn league and a bright sunny day made for some excellent walking football.
Of the thirty goals scored, the divisions had a fairly equal share with eleven in Division 1, nine in Division 2 and ten in Division 3.
In Division 1 Rochdale AFC Strollers lost their top of the table position to Wakefield Wanderers. The Strollers, who led the Wanderers by a point after the October session, had a bad day by their standards with four draws. Wakefield managed two wins and two draws to give them a total of twenty points and are now favourites for the Division 1 title in December.
Third placed on sixteen points, four behind Wakefield and one point behind Rochdale, are Chadderton FC WF, who had one win, a draw and two losses in this Manchester Walking Football November 2018 session.
Falling seven points behind Chadderton are AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders and Nash Amblers both on nine points and the same goal difference. The Seasiders had a win, two draws and a loss while the Amblers had three draws and a loss. December’s head to head could very well decide which team drops into Division 2.
Fleetwood Town Flyers retain their top spot in Division 2 over Chorley FC CT, although the three point difference in October has now been reduced to one point. The Flyers had one win, two draws and a loss, while Chorley had two wins, a draw and a loss.
Third placed Bolton Wanderers Walkers had a very good day with three wins and a draw to close a four point gap behind Chorley in October to just a single point. With only two points separating the top three in this division, who would forecast which team collects the title in December. Once again, the head to heads will decide this.
In fourth spot remain Bury Relics, who added five points to their October nine with one win, two draws and a loss. Without a point to their name in this Manchester Walking Football November 2018 session, Roach Dynamos are still on the bottom on six points after suffering four 1-0 defeats and look likely candidates for relegation to Division 3.
In Division 3 Manchester Corinthians increased their lead over Man City to four points, with three scoreless draws and a 1-0 win. Along with Wakefield Wanderers in Division 1, the Corinthians are the only other undefeated side in this Autumn league.
Man City had a win, two draws and a surprising 2-0 defeat to Rochdale Striders. Maccabi Old Codgers sit three points behind City on fifteen points, with a win, two draws and a loss. Northgate Strollers are four points behind the Codgers after only picking up two points in this Manchester Walking Football November 2018 session. Always difficult to play against, by their own standards they won’t be happy with two draws and two losses.
Rochdale Striders, on three points from eight games after the October session, had a great day collecting seven points with two wins, a draw and one loss. Bottom placed Striders gained the most points in this division on the day.
As with titles, promotion and relegation, it’s all to play for in the Golden Boot and Golden Gloves awards. For the Golden Boot we have Ray Richards of Chorley FC CT and Wakefield’s Tony Baker both on seven goals. Another four players are on four goals but highly unlikely to catch Ray or Tony.
Two keepers are on one goal conceded, Keith Burrows of Manchester Corinthians and Dave Coats of Chadderton FC WF. Keith has the advantage having played twelve games to Dave’s eight.
December’s session promises to be very interesting and don’t forget after the league session we have a buffet and trophy presentation. Please stay and attend even if your team was unsuccessful in winning any silverware.
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