Manchester Walking Football November 2019
GMWF 60s League
Manchester Walking Football November 2019 was the third session of the 60s Autumn league. All teams played in atrocious conditions with heavy rainfall effecting all the fixtures. Well done to all the ‘lads’ who gave their best despite the weather.
In Division 1 October leaders Bury Relics drop to second spot, two points behind Spring league winners Wakefield Wanderers. Bury could only manage to pick up six points while the Wanderers picked up ten points. The league winners could be decided on their head to head in December.
Rochdale AFC Strollers remain in third spot and go further behind the top two, now seven points behind the Relics. The bottom two also swap places with Bolton Wanderers having a good day picking up five points while Chorley picked up two points. With only one point separating them, once again who is relegated could be decided in the head to head.
Division 2 is as you were with Man City now four points ahead of Manchester Corinthians Reds. It does look to be City’s title, although strange things occur in football. A similar situation occurred in the Autumn 2018 league but in reverse. Corinthians had a four point lead over City and managed to lose the league by one point.
Fleetwood Town Flyers remain in third spot, only three points adrift of the Corinthians. With only one point separating the bottom two in September, AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders increased that to two points over Northgate Strollers. Whoever drops into Division 3, won’t be there long as the quality of teams in this division are certainly as good as the top division.
As with the 60s Divisions 1 and 2, the players in this week’s fixtures were also subjected to poor weather. A bitterly cold wind and low temperatures made for difficult playing conditions but all fixtures were completed on time.
Division 3 saw Manchester Corinthians Whites pull further ahead of Preston North End Senior Whites. Maximum points on the day ensured the Corinthians have already won the division with four fixtures remaining in December. Preston only managed to pick up four points but have increased their lead over Maccabi from two points in October to three this month.
Maccabi, who are always difficult opponents to play against, had three draws and one loss. Rochdale Striders, three points behind Maccabi in October, have now reduced that to one point with a win, two draws and one loss. Roach Dynamos are still in bottom position now five points adrift of the Rochdale side and look doomed for relegation to Division 4 in next year’s Spring season.
In Division 4 it’s three sections of two teams all on similar points. Salcom and Northgate Rovers are both tied at the top on twenty seven points with Salcom having a better goal difference. In mid table one point separates Moston Brook FC and Rochdale Wanderers. At the bottom one point separates Chorley FC Yellows and Uppermill FC.
Uppermill FC had a better day adding five points to their September and October six to leave them and Chorley fighting to see who is relegated to the proposed Division 5 for the Spring 2020 season.
Moston Brook FC player Neil Griffiths had a fall and broke his collarbone in this session. We all wish him a speedy recovery and hope he is soon back playing at Heywood. See the Home page for more details.
The reports on the three Divisions of the 65s and the two divisions of the 70s league will be added as and when the fixtures are played.
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